IronHorse Lodge

Pacific Crest Affordable Housing

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27,000 SF

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The design goal for this 27,000 SF, 26-unit residential complex was to get as close as possible to net-zero energy usage via a combination of energy-generating and energy-conserving elements. In collaboration with the project’s developer, Pacific Crest Affordable Housing, we set out to create an energy-efficient building that would offer low and predictable operating costs for the fixed-income seniors who comprise the complex’s residents.

The project’s energy-efficient features include a high-performance building envelope, efficient variable refrigerant flow heating and cooling systems, photovoltaic (solar) panels, LED lighting and low-flow water fixtures in each unit and throughout the landscaping. Conservative energy modeling projections indicate that IronHorse Lodge will save at least 40% more energy than currently required by Oregon’s energy code – and save and generate enough energy to reduce annual operating costs by more than $9,000—keeping rents affordable for low-income seniors in Prineville.

The complex includes one and two-bedroom units, common areas and raised bed gardens. The Lodge is modeled after BLRB and Pacific Crest’s award-winning Little Deschutes Lodge II in La Pine.