Ankeny Row includes six craftsman-style townhomes, a shared common building and a garden and courtyard. The urban infill development includes a second-story two-bedroom condo, two street-facing three-bedroom townhouses, and three garden-facing three-bedroom townhouses. All of the homes have been sold.

siteplan All of the buildings were designed as Passive Houses, utilizing a combination of super-insulated and airtight construction, heat-recovery ventilation and passive solar heating. As a result, the buildings’ heating loads have been reduced by 90% compared to typical new homes. The buildings will produce all of their own energy from rooftop solar arrays, allowing them to achieve net-zero energy performance.

Other sustainable features of the project include:

  • Zola FSC Meranti Wood ultra-high performance windows.
  • Stainless steel, ENERGY STAR-certified appliances.
  • Zehnder high-efficiency heat recovery ventilator, providing excellent indoor air quality.
  • Low-flow water fixtures.
  • Low-VOC paints and finishes.
  • Structures built entirely with wood products certified by Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).
  • A Walk Score of 86.
  • Native trees, plants, groundcover and mulch.

Designed and built by Portland-based Green Hammer, Ankeny Row is the flagship Portland project for the Earth Advantage Net Zero & EA NZ Ready program. Construction began in November 2013 and is expected to be complete by Fall 2014.