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Five Things … with Osvaldo “Ozzie” Gonzalez, LatinoBuilt

Five Things … with Osvaldo “Ozzie” Gonzalez, LatinoBuilt

We’re celebrating five years of Sustainable Building Week and to help mark the occasion we’re launching Five Things: a series of interviews that connects our five years to you, Portland’s sustainability community. In the coming weeks, follow along as we share answers to five questions we’re posing to some of the biggest movers and shakers […]
Five Things … with Talya Naftali

Five Things … with Talya Naftali

We’re celebrating five years of Sustainable Building Week and to help mark the occasion we’re launching Five Things: a series of interviews that connects our five years to you, Portland’s sustainability community. In the coming weeks, follow along as we share answers to five questions we’re posing to some of the biggest movers and shakers […]
Five Things … with Marc Brune, PAE Engineers

Five Things … with Marc Brune, PAE Engineers

We’re celebrating five years of Sustainable Building Week and to help mark the occasion we’re launching Five Things: a series of interviews that connects our five years to you, Portland’s sustainability community. The PAE Living Building is the world’s first developer-driven Living Building. The five-story, mixed-use building demonstrates replicable and cost-effective solutions for sustainable design […]
Sustainable Building Week Celebrates 5 Years of Industry Collaboration in Oregon

Sustainable Building Week Celebrates 5 Years of Industry Collaboration in Oregon

Designed to foster cross-disciplinary discussion, the annual event brings the region’s sustainability leaders and creators together — and is continuing to grow. PORTLAND, Ore., August 31, 2022 — It started as an idea amongst a few sustainable building professionals who were looking for a collaborative space to tap into Portland’s spirit of innovation while connecting […]
Five Things … with Anne Gire, Brightworks Sustainability

Five Things … with Anne Gire, Brightworks Sustainability

We’re celebrating five years of Sustainable Building Week and to help mark the occasion we’re launching Five Things: a series of interviews that connects our five years to you, Portland’s sustainability community. In the coming weeks, follow along as we share answers to five questions we’re posing to some of the biggest movers and shakers […]
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 […]

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