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 a second year, bringing together architects, engineers, product manufacturers, builders, subcontractors, developers and others for a series of green-building talks and events.
The conference organizers hope to encourage cross-pollination. For example, landscape architects are welcome to join American Institute of Architects events.
“You’re just kind of breaking down the silos between the professions a little bit more,” said Terry Campbell, co-founder of Sustainable Building Week and one of five volunteers who run it. “This is very much a business professionals’ series of events.”
Most events are open to the general public, although the topics are geared toward building-industry professionals and aspiring professionals. Some of the events are free, while others require a modest fee or donation.
Last year, the inaugural Sustainable Building Week attracted 700 to 800 people to 23 events. This year’s iteration will have about 30 events.
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