A project team recounts its net-zero building experience

A project team recounts its net-zero building experience

A project team recounts its net-zero building experience

Published in the DJC Oregon: A project team recounts its net-zero building experience In 2007, conceptualization began for a highly energy-efficient office building as part of a mixed-use development in Milwaukie. Around 12 years later, Northwest Housing Alternatives has a two-story headquarters on track for net-zero-energy certification. The five-building campus was designed by MWA Architects […]
Tour old, new zero-energy homes that make more power than they use

Tour old, new zero-energy homes that make more power than they use

Published in the Oregonian: Tour old, new zero-energy homes that make more power than they use People living in the new Tillamook Row housing complex in Northeast Portland are expecting to pay nothing in energy bills. About a mile away in the King neighborhood, a second, smaller home makes more renewable energy than the occupants […]
A call for designs that provide Portland a more equitable future

A call for designs that provide Portland a more equitable future

Published in the DJC Oregon: Black Women Help Kick off Sustainable Building Week The notion of equity in design can have many different meanings. For instance, the U.S. Green Building Council in 2013 introduced Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design social equity pilot credits. They address equity within the project team, equity in the community around […]
Zero-energy homes in Portland

Zero-energy homes in Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Sustainable Building Week is underway and part of the eco-friendly effort is showing off zero-energy homes in Portland. Interviews with the Zero Energy Homes Tour
‘Grassroots’ building industry conference on tap

‘Grassroots’ building industry conference on tap

Published in the Oregon Daily Journal of Commerce: ‘Grassroots’ building industry conference on tap Sustainable Building Week was born of recognition that some of the Portland-area building industry organizations had overlapping and in some cases redundant events. Organizers reasoned: Why not bring them together under one umbrella? So they did. Next week the conference returns for […]
Sustainable Building Week: reviving Portland’s lost momentum?

Sustainable Building Week: reviving Portland’s lost momentum?

Published in Portland Architecture: Sustainable Building Week: reviving Portland’s lost momentum? There was a time 10-15 years ago in the early 2000s when the city seemed to be continually registering firsts when it came to green buildings, especially the LEED rating system. We saw some of the first LEED-rated office buildings, the first historic building […]
Black Women Help Kick off Sustainable Building Week

Black Women Help Kick off Sustainable Building Week

Published in the The Skanner: Black Women Help Kick off Sustainable Building Week Join members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. at Portland’s first and only “green building” owned and operated by African-American women–the June Key Delta Community Center– for a community conversation about how the Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund and other resources […]
SBW 2019 Schedule is Live!

SBW 2019 Schedule is Live!

We are so proud of the Portland sustainability community for collaborating to develop a week of brilliant events that will inspire, educate, and provide networking opportunities. Currently we have 26 events on our calendar ranging from tours, panels, happy hours, and even yoga, hiking, and running (!!). More events are being planned so stay tuned to our […]
Why I joined SBW & what I hope to see this year

Why I joined SBW & what I hope to see this year

I have long been inspired by our local influencers in high performance building and Portland’s efforts in moving the needle on all things Green. Being on the builder side of the sustainability equation has been both empowering and limiting. Often a project’s sustainability prospects live and die based on the owner’s program/pro forma. As builders, […]

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Mahlum Architects
Hennebery Eddy Architects
Holst Architecture
BORA Architects
PAE Engineers
NBI
Sustainable Northwest Wood
PGE
Associated Builders and Contractors
Greenhammer
Project Pivot
Eteriors (formerly GRIT)
Brightworks