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SBW Happy Hour: Skanska’s Journey to becoming NW’s first Salmon-Safe contractor

October 12, 2022, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Free

Learn about Salmon-Safe’s rigorous accreditation program to protect water quality, maintain watershed health and restore habitat and how Skanska, one of the largest construction and development companies in the world, reduces its environmental footprint in the Pacific Northwest through a close partnership with Salmon-Safe.

In this event, Salmon-Safe will introduce its accreditation program for contractors, development project certification, and broader West Coast water quality protection efforts. Skanska will discuss its sustainability journey in construction, including its partnership with environmental certification nonprofit Salmon-Safe to commit to a zero-sediment runoff goal in Northwest projects. Please join us to learn about the sustainable construction best practices in the region, network with experts, and enjoy appetizers and Salmon-Safe certified beer and wine to be featured.

Speaker bios

Steve Clem – Skanska: Steve Clem is a Senior VP of Project Planning with Skanska USA Building and is responsible for the business unit’s climate plan. He has been working in sustainability for nearly 20 years, focusing on advancing green strategies via decision-quality data provided to progressive owners, developers and institutions.

Tolga Tutar – Skanska: Tolga Tutar is a Sustainability Director at Skanska with more than 15 years of multidisciplinary experience in sustainable design and construction, resource efficiency and project management. He oversees Skanska’s green building projects, supports its carbon reporting and decarbonization efforts, and collaborates with AEC partners to leverage collective knowledge and experience in sustainability initiatives.

Dan Kent – Salmon Safe: Dan is Salmon-Safe’s co-founder and executive director. Dan has been a leader at the nexus between market-based conservation and watershed protection for the past two decades. He co-founded Salmon-Safe as a project of river and native fish conservation organization Pacific Rivers in 1996. He is vice president of Wild Farm Alliance, a California-based conservation organization working nationally to integrate biodiversity conservation on agricultural lands.

Anna Huttel – Salmon Safe: Anna Huttel, RA, is Salmon-Safe Certification Director. As an architect with extensive LEED experience and a volunteer ambassador of the Living Building Challenge, Ms. Huttel has broad experience across the leading certification programs. Working throughout Cascadia, Huttel guides Salmon-Safe program delivery through our Partner Network of collaborating organizations on the West Coast. Prior to joining Salmon-Safe, Huttel led design teams in developing strategies for LEED certification with a focus on engineering-related tactics.

To register for this event please use this link. Attendance is limited to 30 people.


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October 12, 2022 4:00pm October 12, 2022 6:00pm Free


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Skanska USA Building at 1010 NW Flanders St. Suite 500, Portland, OR 97209.
Portland, OR 97209 United States
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