While another SBW has officially come and gone, the impact of the two-week event will ripple through the Portland design and construction industry for months to come. This year’s event can be characterized as innovating in a challenging time. The loss of building first person relationships through ‘in-person’ events was replaced with the ability to invite professionals from outside Portland, OR to join events through online virtual platforms. An additional benefit of these events being hosted online is the fact that they can be recorded and watched/listened to later. To see what’s available click here.
Every day, we had over 500 people visiting our website to learn more about the events and the partners behind this successful event. SBW collaborators held 26 live events plus three on-demand sessions, which hosted over 1500 attendees. This year SBW was also covered by local, mainstream media outlets broadening the reach of the message that we need to Keep Portland Green!
We know attendees learned new design and building concepts and enjoyed touring our website, but we want to ensure that your experience is always at the center of what we do. If you have feedback for how we could make this event better, please complete this survey.
SBW 2020 was supported by a diverse group of sponsors that included: Mahlum Architects, Hennebery Eddy Architects, Holst, BORA, PAE, New Buildings Institute, Sustainable NW Wood, Portland General Electric, and Associated Builders and Contractors of the PNW, Green Hammer, Project Pivot, Eteriors, and Brightworks Sustainability at the Harvester level. They were joined by Walsh Construction, Perlo Construction, Cambria, OR DEQ, Energy Trust of Oregon, Gensler, Oregon Specialty System and Johnson Products Specialty at the Sower level. THANK YOU!!!
The future is still uncertain for ‘in-person’ events but the crew at SBW is inspired by the potential to broaden our reach to other cities, create a year round presence of events and continuing to push a platform for education and connection that breaks down silos between professions that hold us back from addressing the social and environmental challenges facing us. Join us for the quest!