South Perry Blockhouse Life Project: Net-Zero Multi-family Case Study to Lower Embodied Carbon and Energy

Embodied carbon and energy in the built environment are a significant challenge for a sustainable world. Join Greg Davenport of the Performance Construction Team at Mitsubishi Electic to explore this net-zero 14 unit multi-family housing project that incorporates many features that significantly reduce embodied carbon and energy.  Net-zero buildings significantly lower operational energy use as well.

The session will explore 5 major features of this project which make it innovative and sustainable:

  • Cross-laminated timber construction is a great way to reduce embodied carbon in the built environment.
  • Solar panels making project net-zero are on the roof of the neighboring building. A creative agreement with the building owners and utility was required to make this project feasible.
  • This medium-density urban housing project has minimal on-site parking. The project is located in a walkable/bikeable neighborhood that is well connected by bus service to downtown Spokane.  Reducing vehicles on the road is a good way to reduce energy use and carbon emissions from transportation.
  • Small energy-efficient homes have lower energy use and a lower carbon footprint.
  • Small multi-family housing helps address the housing affordability issues we see across the country.


Location: Theater Date: April 20, 2022 Time: 9:05 am - 10:05 am Greg Davenport