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Net Zero Grants

Building a Net-Zero Future, Together

Energy Trust is proud to support the innovative people who make net-zero buildings possible, from current industry professionals to the leaders of tomorrow. Through our fellowship and internship grants, we aim to create a sustainable future where new buildings produce as much energy as they consume.


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Net Zero Fellowship

We award fellowship grants to support research projects that advance net-zero design and technologies, address potential barriers or help grow community involvement. The grants provide up to $50,000 to support research over 12 to 18 months.

Learn more about the Net Zero Fellowship

Current Fellowship Grantees

Anyeley Hallová – The Williams & Russell Project: Developing a Framework for an Ecodistrict and District Energy Microgrid

Hannah Rusnac – Carbon Crossroads: An Analysis of Operational and Embodied Carbon in Multifamily Housing

Active research 

Jean von Bargen Root – Removing barriers to net-zero commercial-industrial development

Jessy Ledesma – Combined application of mass plywood panels, high performance heating systems and solar microgrid in affordable net-zero housing

Completed research

Mark McKechnie – Reaching Net Zero in Affordable Housing

Katy Anderson – The Cost of Multifamily Energy Efficiency in Oregon

Joel GoodPassively Building for Resiliency

Dr. Ihab Elzeyadi – Net-Zero Schools from Process to Impact

Shilpa Surana – Approaching Net Zero for Today’s Buildings

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Net Zero Emerging Leaders Internship Grants

Oregon architecture and engineering firms are eligible for our Net Zero Emerging Leaders grants to employ students for a 12-week internship – where interns support each firm’s AIA 2030 Commitment and MEP 2040 and SE 2050 Challenges.