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Iron Horse Lodge

  • Client:

    Private Client

  • Completion:


  • Location:

    Prineville, OR

  • Type:


  • Size:

    26-units, 25,000 SF

  • Construction Cost:



A Uniquely Sustainable Senior Affordable Housing Development

Developed to accommodate the growing demand for affordable senior housing in Central Oregon, Iron Horse Lodge offers 26 one- and two-bedroom apartments and a host of indoor and outdoor amenities. One of its most unique features among projects of its kind is the level of sustainable elements infused throughout the facility’s design.

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Amenities enhance resident experience

Residents enjoy the outdoors and Central Oregon vistas from private decks and the complex supports social engagement and recreation with a flex use great room, outdoor garden, walking paths and fitness room.

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Early sustainable design direction

The project enrolled in Energy Trust of Oregon’s (ETO) Path to Net Zero program, and our design team and client met early with ETO to identify sustainable goals and opportunities that were integrated from the earliest stages of project planning. Resource conservation and lowered energy costs underpinned project design, and were supported by ETO incentive grants.

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Conservation, stewardship & cost-savings

A roof-mounted photovoltaic array generates energy for the facility and outdoor cisterns store rain water run-off for non-potable use. LED lighting and low-flow fixtures were integrated throughout. The net impact of the proactive sustainable design emphasis is a building that uses 80% less energy than a comparable multifamily building, and saves 40% or more energy than is required by the State of Oregon’s energy code.

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