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Recognizing Indigenous People’s Day

Recognizing Indigenous People’s Day

SBW recognizes Indigenous Peoples’ Day. We acknowledge that the Portland Metro region is seated on the unceded lands of the Multnomah, Wasco, Cowlitz, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Bands of Chinook, Tualatin, Kalapuya, Moalla, and many others. Today (or any day, really) is a good day to learn about the native people who managed our lands before colonialism […]
SBW Finds Efficiency in Hybrid Mode

SBW Finds Efficiency in Hybrid Mode

As we slowly emerge from COVID hibernation, with hybrid and in-person learning, and on-site and remote workers navigating a new normal, we hope SBW 2021 will offer solace and opportunities to connect with sustainability-minded friends and colleagues. We are optimistic that as we transition back, we will be able to apply lessons learned from the […]
Portland’s 4th Annual Sustainable Building Week Convenes Oct 11-16

Portland’s 4th Annual Sustainable Building Week Convenes Oct 11-16

Tapping into the region’s legacy of creativity and collaboration, the week aims to lead the next chapter of sustainability in an era of new challenges — from COVID recovery to climate change August 26, 2021 — Portland has always been a generator of innovation and ideas, especially when it comes to environmental sustainability. But as […]
It takes a community to Keep Portland Green!

It takes a community to Keep Portland Green!

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 […]

KGW: One-time Portland car dealership earns top certification for sustainability

Originally posted on KGW Online PORTLAND, Ore — Talk about a transformation. A one-time car dealership turned stamping manufacturer in Southeast Portland is now one of greenest buildings on the planet. Mahlum Architects’ new studio is the first Living Building Petal certification project in the city. That means the building is as about as environmentally […]
KXL-FM Radio: Kenton neighborhood is now a little bit greener because of a sustainable building model

KXL-FM Radio: Kenton neighborhood is now a little bit greener because of a sustainable building model

Originally broadcast on KXL-FM | Radio 10/13/20 at 12:31, 5:37, 6:08, 6:38, 8:06 pm and 10/14/20 at 6:23 am Listen to the radio spot here Argyle Gardens opened its doors in April, Dave Otte with Holst Architecture tells me this is an innovative low-income housing model. “The important part about Argyle Gardens is that it’s […]
Portland Tribune: Sustainable Building Week 2020

Portland Tribune: Sustainable Building Week 2020

Originally published at the Portland Tribune Online. “It’s challenging, and I miss the interconnectivity with in-person contact, but this year’s conference is setting a model where people can attend virtually,” said Campbell, director of business development at Sustainable Northwest Wood. “I feel like going forward, and that is something that we’re going to want to […]

Welcome to SBW 2020!

We are thrilled to be ushering in the third annual SBW! Since we can’t all be in person to greet, hug and collaborate we wanted to welcome you all in the only way we can this year – virtually! Check out the message below.
Rebuilding Center: Salvage Showdown 2020!

Rebuilding Center: Salvage Showdown 2020!

The ReBuilding Center envisions a world in which reuse is normal and accessible for all, fostering a circular economy of reuse and repair where homeowners and renters can repair their own homes while reducing waste. In celebration of our community and its love for reuse, the ReBuilding Center has partnered with Sustainable Building Week to […]

Featured at SBW 2020: A one-time car dealership turned stamping manufacturer in Southeast Portland is now one of the world’s greenest buildings

A one-time car dealership turned stamping manufacturer in Southeast Portland is now one of the world’s greenest buildings and will be featured at Sustainable Building Week 2020. Check out Mahlum Architects’ Jeff Goldblatt and SBW’s Terry Campbell on KGW! To find out more – check out the event on Wednesday, October 21 from 9-10 AM. […]

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