Past Events

Sustainable Building Monthly

June 11, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us every month to learn about sustainable building practices and connect with like-minded individuals in the industry! As Portland continues to confront the challenges of extreme heat, the city

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Sustainable Building Monthly!

June 11, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Sustainable Building Week invites you to monthly in-person networking events with fellow sustainable building enthusiasts.

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Sustainable Building Monthly!

May 14, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Sustainable Building Week invites you to monthly in-person networking events with fellow sustainable building enthusiasts.

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Sustainable Building Monthly!

March 12, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Sustainable Building Week invites you to monthly in-person networking events with fellow sustainable building enthusiasts.

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Sustainable Building Monthly!

March 11, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Sustainable Building Week invites you to monthly in-person networking events with fellow sustainable building enthusiasts. People, Planet, Design: A Practical Guide to Realizing Architecture’s Potential What if great design were

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Resilient Built Environments: A Disaster is the Hazard You Didn’t Prepare For

February 13, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Given the increasing frequency and severity of natural hazards and the dire predictions of climate scientists that things will get worse, we need to accelerate climate change mitigation and simultaneously

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Sustainable Building Monthly!

February 13, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Sustainable Building Week invites you to monthly in-person networking events with fellow sustainable building enthusiasts. Resilient Built Environments: A Disaster is the Hazard You Didn’t Prepare For Given the increasing

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Sustainable Building Monthly!

February 13, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Sustainable Building Week invites you to monthly in-person networking events with fellow sustainable building enthusiasts.

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Sustainable Building Monthly!

January 9, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Sustainable Building Week invites you to monthly in-person networking events with fellow sustainable building enthusiasts. Act Now, Impact Forever: Implementable Decarbonization Planning When it comes to existing buildings, campus, and

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Sustainable Building Monthly!

January 9, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Sustainable Building Week invites you to monthly in-person networking events with fellow sustainable building enthusiasts.

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Sustainable Building Monthly!

January 9, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Sustainable Building Week invites you to monthly in-person networking events with fellow sustainable building enthusiasts.

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Sustainable Building Monthly!

December 12, 2023, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Sustainable Building Week networking is too much fun to keep it once a year. We’ll supply the drinks, light snacks, and a few topics of discussion. December’s agenda is the

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Sustainable Building Monthly!

November 14, 2023, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us at “Light on Waste,” where sustainability meets innovation in lighting design. Discover the untold story of lighting manufacturing’ Sustainable Building Week networking is too much fun to keep

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Go Zero! Tour

October 14, 2023, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Go Zero! Zero Energy Tour Premier, statewide tour of zero energy and "path to zero" homes in Oregon

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Sustainable SE Green Building Tour

October 14, 2023, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join S2C2 and PDX Main Streets on a sustainable design and green building tour of innovative and inspiring eco-friendly buildings in Southeast Portland! The tours are from 12-4 and the celebration and awards are from 4-6 pm. This event is part of the Portland's Sustainable Building Week with support...

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SBW ’23 Closing Party featuring ILFI CEO Lindsay Baker

October 13 - 14, 2023

Join us for the ultimate SBW Closing Party, where we will be joined by the International Living Future Institute’s (ILFI) CEO Lindsay Baker! SBW Closing Party featuring Lindsay Baker Come

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American Society of Landscape Architect’s Climate Action Plan in Oregon

October 13, 2023, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

How can landscape architecture help solve the climate crisis? ASLA’s Climate Action Committee Chair April Philips provides an Oregon-focused look at climate action in our state.

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ADU à la NŌD

October 12, 2023, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

A community gathering showcasing how local, reclaimed building products and techniques come together in a nature-oriented dwelling (NŌD). Under warm sunny skies, we broke ground mid-July on our first permitted ADU à la NŌD (nature-oriented dwelling) in Vancouver, Washington. This success is a cul...

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A Sustainability Soiree at Brightworks’ New Office

October 12, 2023, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Visit Brightworks Sustainability’s new office (1125 Northwest Couch Street Portland, OR 97209) to relax, unwind, and mingle on our rooftop with your favorite sustainability professionals. Are you merely an enthusiast

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Oregon METRO HQ – Building Tour + Gold Plaque Dedication

October 12, 2023, 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

One of the silver linings of COVID is that the pandemic lockdown provided Oregon Metro HQ with the opportunity to evaluate their sustainability practices and environment. Innovations were made to both, resulting in a Platinum LEED certification for this government institution. We will celebrate with...

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Deconstruct & Salvage Portland

October 12, 2023, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Lovett Deconstruction and the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability for a one-of-a-kind Sustainable Building Week event and gain 1 AIA LU in the process!

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Passive House tour! A short tour and presentation of a certified Phius home

October 12, 2023, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

A one hour tour of a certified Phius 2021 Zero Passive House built by Birdsmouth Design-Build! Plus a short presentation on what Passive House is and the specific assemblies and systems used to meet the standard in this home.

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TallWood 2023 Mass Timber Research and Design Innovation Symposium

October 12, 2023, 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Hosted in Portland (OR), the 2023 TDI Mass Timber Research Symposium is a half-day event dedicated to sharing the breadth of mass timber research projects and faculty expertise coming from TDI's faculty collaborators throughout the Colleges of Engineering and Forestry at OSU and the College of Desig...

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Constructing Community: Celebrating Female Leaders in Green Building

October 11, 2023, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

WISE + Women in Green: Constructing Community - Celebrating Female Leaders Come celebrate women-led sustainability projects and have a glass of wine!

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Meeting our Commitments and Getting to NZC by 2050: Tips for Successful AE Collaboration (Presentation, Q&A, Networking)

October 11, 2023, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Meeting our Commitments and Getting to Net Zero Carbon by 2050 - Tips, tools, and processes for successful AE collaboration whether you just made a net zero carbon commitment or are well on your way!

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Empowering Changemakers for Equity, Sustainability, and Inclusivity

October 11, 2023, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for an evening of networking, mentorship, and celebration. This event brings together diverse professionals and advocates from architecture, engineering, construction, and STEAM education. Discover how our organizations are advancing climate justice and empowering students and emerging profe...

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PMTC & Source: Sustainable Materials Showcase

October 11, 2023, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Explore Mindful Materials, merging aesthetics and eco-consciousness. Sponsored by Portland Materials Transparency Collaborative and Source.

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Fortis Construction’s Low Carbon Concrete Roundtable

October 11, 2023, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us at Fortis Construction for a collaborative session on low carbon concrete in the Oregon market. We will discuss successes, opportunities, and challenges of utilizing low carbon concrete mix designs on projects, and will have speakers representing different viewpoints (designers, engineers, c...

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Amplifying Black Vision in the Sustainable Building Industry

October 11, 2023, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Join us for an exciting in-person event at the June Key Delta Community Center, a zero energy building! This event is all about showcasing and celebrating the innovative ideas and perspectives of Black visionaries in the sustainable building industry.

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A Case Study on Building Electrification – Exploring Upfront Costs and Utility Bill Savings

October 11, 2023, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

This presentation will include information about how much it costs to electrify a home and how one's monthly utility bills will change.

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Zero Energy Retrofit Strategies for Single Family Homes

October 10, 2023, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Learn how the Zero Energy Retrofits Manager from Birdsmouth Design-Build retrofitted his 1907 Portland home to Zero Energy cost effectively. Come away with DIY strategies and the knowledge of when

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Intersections: Mass Timber & the Living Building Challenge

October 10, 2023, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Please join TallWood Design Institute on Tuesday, October 10th, to learn about and discuss the opportunities and challenges posed by using mass timber and wood through the context of the Living Building Challenge and, more broadly, through other green building certifications.

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Why Certify: What Does it Mean to be a B Corp in the Design + Build Space

October 10, 2023, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

A panel conversation about what it means to be a Certified B Corporation in the design + build + material supply space. Industry leaders will share their motivations and experiences pursuing the comprehensive certification and how the B Impact framework has helped expand their notion of positive imp...

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Portland Public School Green Initiatives

October 10, 2023, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Sustainable Building Week works to Keep Portland Green. SBW offers a week of events to break down siloed thinking to improve cross-disciplinary education, connectivity, and future collaboration to promote sustainable

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Our Historic Win for Building Resilience in Oregon

October 10, 2023, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us on October 10th, 2023 for an in-person event celebrating our remarkable achievements in reducing carbon emissions from buildings!

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Design-Construction-Upgrades-Retrofits: Energy Trust can support your project’s energy goals

October 10, 2023, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Learn how to reach your project’s energy goals for new AND existing commercial buildings. Join us during Sustainable Building Week to learn about the different commercial programs for new and existing buildings, as well as how Energy Trust has offered support for the design, construction, upgrades...

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Blockery Open House

October 10, 2023, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Space is limited, please sign up to join us for light refreshments and natural building conversations! We set out to make a plant-based, carbon-negative wall system that didn’t lose sight of efficiencies or neglect human-scale, craft-focused building. The StraBloc™ system is for architects, desi...

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Site Tour – The Nature Conservancy Oregon Headquarters building

October 10, 2023, 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Come tour the nature conservancy headquarters in SE Portland, learn about the design process, and discuss the challenges and opportunities for climate adapted native planting design on urban sites.

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Industry Social

October 9, 2023, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us at Loyal Legion on the opening night of Sustainable Building Week for a happy hour hosted by Gensler Portland, Catena Consulting Engineers, and Turner Construction. This event brings together industry professionals and students together to connect, socialize, and learn about sustainable desi...

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AIA Oregon – COTE’s Green Champion Summit

October 9, 2023, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

AIA Oregon is pleased to announce Marlon Blackwell, FAIA as our Green Champion Summit keynote during Sustainable Building Week, October 9 - 13, 2023 - a week of cross-disciplinary education to solve climate imperatives.  On October 9, Marlon will discuss how his firm culture and architectural appr...

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Designing For the Future of Energy

October 9, 2023, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us for an exciting event where we explore the innovative world of energy design! Discover how cutting-edge technologies are shaping the future of sustainable, energy efficient building design. From distributed energy resources, energy management solutions, and battery storage, experts will shar...

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Low GWP Refrigerants

October 9, 2023, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The next generation of refrigerants are coming! Learn why this is important and how it will affect heat pumps and other devices.

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Electrify Portland! Home Electrification Fair

October 7, 2023, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Electrify Portland! Home Electrification Fair is a free, all-ages, festive event for homeowners and renters curious about transitioning their homes from gas (or old electric) to efficient electric.

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Virtual Tour – Go Zero!!

October 5 - 14, 2023

Go Zero! Zero Energy Tour!! Premier, statewide tour of zero energy and "path to zero" homes in Oregon

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Sustainable Building Monthly! What is the The Pacific Coast Collaborative ?

September 12, 2023, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Sustainable Building Week invites you to monthly in-person networking events with fellow sustainable building enthusiasts. Sustainable Building Week networking is too much fun to keep it once a year. We’ll

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Sustainable Building Monthly!

August 8, 2023, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Sustainable Building Week invites you to monthly in-person networking events with fellow sustainable building enthusiasts. Sustainable Building Week networking is too much fun to keep it once a year. We’ll

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Sustainable Building Monthly!

June 13, 2023, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Sustainable Building Week invites you to monthly in-person networking events with fellow sustainable building enthusiasts. Sustainable Building Week networking is too much fun to keep it once a year. We’ll

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Sustainable Building Monthly!

May 9, 2023, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Sustainable Building Week invites you to monthly in-person networking events with fellow sustainable building enthusiasts. Sustainable Building Week networking is too much fun to keep it once a year. We’ll

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Sustainable Building Monthly!

March 14, 2023, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Sustainable Building Week networking is too much fun to keep it once a year. We’ll supply the drinks, light snacks, and a few topics of discussion. Bring your vaccinated self

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Sustainable Building Monthly!

February 14, 2023, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Sustainable Building Week networking is too much fun to keep it once a year. We’ll supply the drinks, light snacks, and a few topics of discussion. Bring your vaccinated self

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Sustainable Building Monthly!

January 10, 2023, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Sustainable Building Week networking is too much fun to keep it once a year. We’ll supply the drinks, light snacks, and a few topics of discussion. Bring your vaccinated self

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Sustainable Building Monthly!

December 13, 2022, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Sustainable Building Week networking is too much fun to keep it once a year. We’ll supply the drinks, light snacks, and a few topics of discussion. Bring your vaccinated self

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Sustainable Building Monthly!

November 8, 2022, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Sustainable Building Week networking is too much fun to keep it once a year. We’ll supply the drinks, light snacks, and a few topics of discussion. Bring your vaccinated self

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Zero Energy Retrofit Strategies for Single Family Homes

October 14, 2022, 5:45 pm - 8:00 pm

The future of housing is efficient, electric, and is 100% renewably powered...come learn how a 1907 Portland bungalow transitioned.

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Sustainable Building Week 2022 Celebration!!!

October 14, 2022, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Sustainable Building Week is going to take a lot out of you with all of the events, education and human connections, but save some energy. On October 14th from 5:30

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Uncovering Imbedded Inequities

October 14, 2022, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Uncovering Imbedded Inequities A discussion: the unintended consequences of architectural specifications that promote Implicit Bias, Modern Slavery and Social Injustices VIEW THE RECORDED EVENT HERE >> Passcode: cJ8+M#7N About this

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Portland’s Panelized Construction Shop Tour

October 14, 2022, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Come see how the homes of tomorrow are being factory built and site installed in days instead of months.   By pre-fabricating we can create better buildings at a better price

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Homes of Tomorrow, Today

October 14, 2022 - October 16, 2022

Tour newly-constructed homes throughout the Portland region, showcasing the best in sustainable building practices, comfort and durability – setting the benchmark for how future homes will be built to reach

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Material Success: Living Building Materials Tour of PAE with Jeff Frost

October 13, 2022, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Brightworks Sustainability and PAE for a special, LBC Materials Petal edition, tour of the PAE Building with Jeff Frost.

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Home, Usurped: Housing Injustice and the Fight to Prosper While Black

October 13, 2022, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Home, Usurped: Housing Injustice and the Fight to Prosper While Black An evening of short films and discussion about housing injustice. By ZERO Coalition About this event Home, Usurped: Housing Injustice

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Mass Timber Research Symposium at TallWood Design Institute

October 13, 2022, 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm

TDI’s 2022 Mass Timber Research Symposium is an opportunity to learn about and discuss mass timber and mass timber research projects. Over twenty research projects will be reviewed in a

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Water Treatment, Energy Efficiency Strategy, and Marketing

October 13, 2022, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

AAEE – Columbia River Chapter is eager to present this energy efficiency forum as a hybrid event, both LIVE and online. This free event consists of a one hour technical

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Electrify Now’s How to Electrify Equitably

October 13, 2022, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

About this event Join Electrify Now for Electrify Week! A series of webinars on electrification during Sustainable Buildings Week. Electrification offers benefits to every household: from improved indoor air quality that

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Window Design in the Era of Climate Change

October 13, 2022, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

VIEW THE RECORDED EVENT HERE >> Passcode: zYWr37^K Wildfire smoke, heat waves, utility interruptions, and airborne pathogens represent the emerging future in which we design. This session will feature case studies

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Virtual-Oregon’s built environment: help us shape state policy & programs

October 12, 2022, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This event will be hybrid offering both virtual and in-person opportunities to share your thoughts. See registration links below. See DEQ’s Built Environment program page See DEQ’s Built Environment program

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In Person-Oregon’s built environment: help us shape state policy & programs

October 12, 2022, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This event will be hybrid offering both virtual and in-person opportunities to share your thoughts. See registration links below. See DEQ’s Built Environment program page See DEQ’s Built Environment program

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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

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,

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Green Schools Wins!

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

Join Oregon Green Schools to celebrate the wins in our community! We’ll hear from design professionals, students, and school districts in quick, informal presentations featuring sustainable schools and student leadership.

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Tour 2 of the new Meyer Memorial Trust Headquarters

October 12, 2022, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Tour 2 of the new Meyer Memorial Trust Headquarters

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Tour 1 of the new Meyer Memorial Trust Headquarters

October 12, 2022, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Tour 1 of the new Meyer Memorial Trust Headquarters

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Women in Sustainability (WISE) – Roundtable Discussion at Mahlum Architects

October 12, 2022, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

As part of Sustainable Building Week, join Women in Sustainable Endeavors – aka WISE – for a round table discussion and connection with other women and female identifying individuals working

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Electrify Now’s All-Electric Commercial Kitchens – The Future of Dining

October 12, 2022, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

All-Electric Commercial Kitchens – The Future of Dining Learn how electric solutions are revolutionizing the commercial kitchen, providing better cooking performance and a safer work environment About this event Join

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Net Zero Workforce Housing at Burnside Boardwalk (In-Person)

October 12, 2022, 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Join us for breakfast and a morning tour of this innovative example of ultra-low energy residential construction. Burnside Boardwalk is a workforce housing development committed to demonstrating that high performance

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ELEMENTAL: Reimagining our relationship with wildfire

October 11, 2022, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Elemental takes viewers on a journey with the top experts in the nation to better understand fire. We follow the harrowing escape from Paradise as the town ignited from wind-driven

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Sustainable Visions for the Future of Portland

October 11, 2022, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

How do we plan for and envision a future Portland that fosters more closely knitted and sustainable communities? In this event, Gensler Portland is bringing together designers and a group

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SERA Architects at the Galleria – A Human-Centered Sustainable Workplace

October 11, 2022, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

As part of Sustainable Building Week, SERA Architects will open the doors to their highly anticipated new office at the Portland Galleria. A tour of the space will highlight sustainable

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Reimagining Schoolyards in Our Communities

October 11, 2022, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

This panel builds on our work to provide outdoor learning and play opportunities at Oregon schools. We are working to bring together environmental consultants, landscape designers, and educators to explore

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Green Building Fundamentals Course

October 11, 2022, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Learn about Oregon’s current Green Building Market sector and the opportunities available for Latino Minority Contractors. About this event Participants Will Learn: Core Concepts of Green Buildings Green Building Rating

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Clean Comfort for the Future Proof Home

October 11, 2022, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Many have heard about heat pumps, and how important they are to addressing efficiency needs and reducing C02 emissions from buildings, but few have heard about Air to Water heat

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Electrify Now’s The Inflation Reduction Act – What’s in it for you

October 11, 2022, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Inflation Reduction Act – What’s in it for you The IRA is packed with incentives for home electrification, EVs and more – find out how it will impact home

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Energy Trust of Oregon: New Buildings Program Incentives and Energy Efficiency resources

October 11, 2022, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us during Sustainable Building Week to learn how we’re supporting the design and construction of some of Oregon’s most resilient, high performance and net zero buildings. Whether your project is

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PHnw presents: Passive House 101 & Panelized Construction

October 10, 2022, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

About this event From 5pm to 6:30pm, join Josh Salinger and Alex Boetzel of PHnw as they present an introduction and overview of the Passive House building methodology. Learn the

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Embodied Carbon Reduction Strategies: Project examples and lessons learned

October 10, 2022, 5:00 pm - 6:45 pm

This year during the 5th Annual Sustainable Building Week, we’ll harness our community knowledge and actions taken to measure and reduce embodied carbon of buildings. Join us for Pecha Kucha

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Electrify Now’s Electrical Panel Upgrades – A key to scaling home electrification

October 10, 2022, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Electrify Now for Electrify Week – a series of webinars on electrification during Sustainable Buildings Week. As more homeowners learn about the advantages of electrifying heating and cooking and replace

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Green Champion Summit: Democratizing Decarbonization

October 10, 2022, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Democratizing Decarbonization 1.5 AIA LU|HSW available The annual AIAO COTE Green Champion Summit brings to you sustainability leaders from around the region and country. This year we gather to discuss

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Go Zero Tour 2022 In-Person Tour

October 8 - 9, 2022

Residential buildings account for almost a quarter of all energy usage in the state of Oregon, and zero energy home design is an important strategy in climate adaptation. Join Solar

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SUSTAINABLE BUILDING WEEK 2022!

October 8, 2022 - October 13, 2022

October 10, 2022 kicks off the fifth annual Sustainable Building Week (SBW), an event-filled week from a cross section of Portland’s design professional organizations. The week will bring the best

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Sustainable Building Monthly!

September 13, 2022, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Sustainable Building Week networking is too much fun to keep it once a year. We’ll supply the drinks, light snacks, and a few topics of discussion. Bring your vaccinated self

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Sustainable Building Monthly!

August 9, 2022, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Sustainable Building Week networking is too much fun to keep it once a year. We’ll supply the drinks, light snacks, and a few topics of discussion. Bring your vaccinated self

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Sustainable Building Monthly!

July 12, 2022, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Sustainable Building Week networking is too much fun to keep it once a year. We’ll supply the drinks, light snacks, and a few topics of discussion. Bring your vaccinated self

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Sustainable Building Monthly!

June 14, 2022, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Sustainable Building Week invites you to monthly in-person networking events with fellow sustainable building enthusiasts. Sustainable Building Week networking is too much fun to keep it once a year. We’ll supply

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Sustainable Building Monthly!

May 10, 2022, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Sustainable Building Week networking is too much fun to keep it once a year. We’ll supply the drinks, light snacks, and a few topics of discussion. Bring your vaccinated self

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Sustainable Buildings Monthly

April 12, 2022, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Sustainable Building can’t wait until October! Sustainable Building Week invites you to monthly in-person networking events with fellow sustainable building enthusiasts. Sustainable Building Week networking is too much fun to

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Go Zero Tour 2021 – In-person Segment

October 16, 2021

Note: This is the official, in-person segment of the Go Zero Tour 2021. See below for important notes about site locations and event format. COVID vaccination and mask are required

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What’s ‘Greening-On’ in Portland? (In-person or Virtual)

October 15, 2021, 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Efforts to Keep Portland Green are happening in a number of different ways.  Come for a night of short presentations by some of Portland’s most impactful social justice and sustainable

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2021 Northwest Green Building Slam

October 15, 2021, 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

VIEW THE RECORDED EVENT HERE >> (Required event registration) 3-Day event filled with conference style sessions, ending wtih the Green Building Slam on Friday evening. Register before 09/17 for early

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Case Study: Oregon’s 1st Zero Energy Preschool

October 15, 2021, 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

VIEW THE RECORDED EVENT HERE >> Learn how the New Day School transformed an older Portland building into Oregon’s 1st Zero Energy preschool! Green Hammer Design-Build will share their process

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Healthy Homes – Energy Efficiency, Electrification and Equity

October 15, 2021, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

VIEW THE RECORDED EVENT HERE >> Our panelists will discuss how weatherization and electrification programs and policies can best help energy burdened households lower their energy bills and create healthier

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Building Your Career with USGBC

October 15, 2021, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join USGBC Oregon during Portland Sustainable Building Week for a conversation about developing your own green building career path as an emerging professional by leveraging LEED and USGBC. Hear from

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Homes of Tomorrow Today Tour

October 15, 2021 - October 17, 2021

New Annual Tour of New Construction Homes showcasing the best sustainable building practices and setting a benchmark for how future homes should be built to reach and exceed environmental demands

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Student Voices | Climate Futures

October 14, 2021, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

VIEW THE RECORDED EVENT HERE >> Join OGS|PDX for a student-led discussion on climate futures and resilience. Students are demanding climate action in Portland and beyond. They are feeling the

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Timber Bridges: the Old Becomes the New

October 14, 2021, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Timber bridges compose over a quarter of all bridges in North America, yet they compose only 7% of bridge expenditures on existing bridges mostly for maintenance. Meanwhile, new timber bridge

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Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (JEDI) In the Sustainable Building Industry

October 14, 2021, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The ZERO Coalition is proud to present a training focused on Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) in the sustainable building industry for the fourth annual Sustainable Building Week (SBW) – an event-filled week

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Induction Cooking – Clean, Efficient, High Performance Cooking

October 14, 2021, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

VIEW THE RECORDED EVENT HERE >> Level Up Your Cooking! Induction Cooking Solutions from Simple to Sublime with high performance options to fit your needs and desires Join the Electrify

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Energy Trust of Oregon helps eliminate the guesswork in achieving high-performance efficiency

October 14, 2021, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Whether your project is large or small, Energy Trust offers flexible incentive packages and technical guidance to help you reach your energy goals. Join us to learn about incentives for

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Go Zero Tour 2021 – Virtual Segment

October 14, 2021, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

VIEW THE RECORDED EVENT HERE (SEGMENT 1) >> VIEW THE RECORDED EVENT HERE (SEGMENT 2) >> Premier, statewide tour of zero energy and “path-to-zero” homes in Oregon | virtual segment

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Digital Design Series – Grant High Modernization, Mahlum Architects

October 13, 2021, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Part of Sustainable Building Week CEU Pending Located within Portland’s Grant Park, Grant High School is considered the center of its neighborhood, leveraging shared fields, open greenspace, an entry portico

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Lemons to Lemonade: Designing for the Circular Economy

October 13, 2021, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

VIEW THE RECORDED EVENT HERE >> For this year’s Sustainable Building Week, Gensler Portland is bringing together innovators from Oregon’s leading industries to discuss how their businesses are tackling the

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Mass Timber in K-12 Schools & Tour of Mahlums LBC certified office

October 13, 2021, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Mass timber is an emerging material able to create new connections in schools across the PNW. This presentation brings together a diversity of views tracing mass timber from the forest

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Grid Interactive Buildings – Enabling a Resilient Clean Energy Future

October 13, 2021, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

VIEW THE RECORDED EVENT HERE >> In this free webinar we will explore how we can remake buildings into clean and flexible energy resources by combining energy efficiency, electrification and

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Mapping Circularity

October 13, 2021, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

VIEW THE RECORDED EVENT HERE >> A discussion with guest speakers Yarden Harari (CallisonRTKL and All For Reuse) and Becca Dobosh (SERA) about material circularity in the architecture and building

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Meyer Memorial Trust: Community, Conservation & Collaboration

October 13, 2021, 8:00 am - 9:30 am

VIEW THE RECORDED EVENT HERE >> Join us for a panel discussion on the award-winning headquarters for Meyer Memorial Trust. IN PERSON or ONLINE! Learn about the project goals, the

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2021 Northwest Green Building Summit

October 13, 2021 - October 14, 2021

3-Day event filled with conference style sessions, ending wtih the Green Building Slam on Friday evening. Full conference ticket includes entry to Keynote, Weds & Thurs Summit and Friday night

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Into the Woods

October 12, 2021, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us for an inspiring, challenging, active, and fun walk in the woods of Tualatin Hills Nature Park to explore the native trees that grow in our forests, the wood

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Needs of the Future / Needs of the Present

October 12, 2021, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

VIEW THE RECORDED EVENT HERE >> In 1987, the UN defined sustainability as meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own

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Heat Pump Water Heaters – New Developments for Retrofits and Multi-Family

October 12, 2021, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

VIEW THE RECORDED EVENT HERE >> Water heating accounts for 20% of a home’s energy usage and a natural gas water heater will emit 2 to 3 tons of CO2

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ASPE Portland Presents Pursuing Net Positive Water

October 12, 2021, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Plumbing Systems for a Living Building. An overview of the plumbing systems for the PAE Living Building and its impacts on pursuing Living Building Certification. Microsoft Teams meeting Join on

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Go Zero Tour 2021 – Virtual Segment

October 12, 2021, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

VIEW THE RECORDED EVENT HERE (SEGMENT 1) >> VIEW THE RECORDED EVENT HERE (SEGMENT 2) >> Premier, statewide tour of zero energy and “path-to-zero” homes in Oregon | virtual segment

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PAE Living Building Tour 2

October 12, 2021, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join PAE Principal Marc Brune and Associate Karina Hershberg for an in-person tour through the PAE Living Building. Located in the heart of Portland’s historic Skidmore/Old Town District, the mixed-use

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PAE Living Building Tour 1

October 12, 2021, 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Join PAE Principal Marc Brune and Associate Karina Hershberg for an in-person tour through the PAE Living Building. Located in the heart of Portland’s historic Skidmore/Old Town District, the mixed-use

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The Imperative of Climate Action Now! Understanding Climate Impacts and Taking Personal Responsibility

October 11, 2021, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The annual AIAO COTE Green Champion Summit brings to you sustainability leaders from around the region and country. This year we gather to discuss the imperative for action now because

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All-Electric versus Gas – Comparing Costs for New Residential Construction

October 11, 2021, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

VIEW THE RECORDED EVENT HERE >> Join the Electrify Coalition for a deep dive on how much builders and homeowners can expect to save in construction costs in the Northwest by

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SBW 2020 Recorded Events

October 24, 2020

Below you can find links to the 2020 SBW events that were recorded. Please note that some of the events were not recorded. SBW On Demand Videos Solar Oregon Go

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Decarbonizing the Commercial Kitchen

October 23, 2020, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This event has passed. You can find the recording here. Sustainability used to be voluntary for restaurant operators but, that approach did not produce results fast enough. Now, many local

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Virtual Training – EDI in the Sustainable Building Industry

October 23, 2020, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

ZERO is proud to present a two-session series of workshops focused on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the sustainable building industry. The first workshop will cover basic definitions and the

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SALVAGE SHOWDOWN WINNERS EVENT!

October 22, 2020, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

This event has passed. You can find the recording here. The Salvage Showdown is a friendly competition to showcase creative reuse. Eight builders will compete to construct the most interesting/beautiful/creative/weird

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Women in Sustainable Building

October 22, 2020, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This event has passed. You can view the recording here. As part of Sustainable Building Week, please join Sustainable Northwest Wood for our next Sustainable Wood Story which will focus

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Go Zero Tour 2020 presented by Energy Trust of Oregon

October 21, 2020, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Note: this was a two-part event. You can find recordings here for Part 1 and Part 2. Residential buildings account for ​almost a quarter of all energy usage​ in the

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Carbon Leadership Forum Session Part II: Case Study Approaches to Reducing Embodied Carbon

October 21, 2020, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This course will provide attendees with in-depth examples of how project teams are calculating, analyzing, and reducing the embodied carbon of their buildings and portfolios. The first case study will

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Carbon Leadership Forum Session Part I: Introduction to Embodied Carbon

October 21, 2020, 11:00 am - 11:45 am

This course will provide attendees with foundational knowledge of embodied carbon in building materials. We will begin by reviewing the global environmental impact of embodied carbon in construction, and then

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Mahlum Portland Studio – Virtual Open House

October 21, 2020, 9:00 am - 10:00 am

This event has passed. You can view the recording here. Please join us for a virtual tour of the Mahlum Portland Studio and live discussion with Mahlum Architects, Perlo Construction

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EV Ready buildings and Vehicle to Grid Charging

October 20, 2020, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This event has passed. You can find the recording here. Join Forth and Nuvve for a webinar on how Electric Vehicles interact with buildings as part of Electrification Day at Sustainable

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The High Performance All-Electric home

October 20, 2020, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This event has passed. You can find the recording here. Join the Electrification Coalition for a presentation as part of Sustainable Building Week! Electrification is emerging as a powerful new

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Decarb for a New Tomorrow

October 20, 2020, 9:00 am - 10:30 am

This event has passed. You can find the recording here. Natural gas accounts for over 50% of the recent carbon dioxide growth in the past few years, leading some policymakers

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Cost Effective Steps to ZERO, Explained

October 19, 2020, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This event has passed. You can view the recording here. The ZERO Coalition has developed a streamlined infographic tool for builders, designers, and others in the sustainable building industry to be able

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Friends Helping Friends Choose Good Wood

October 19, 2020, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

While considering embodied carbon is critical to making climate-smart buildings, it can also distance and abstract the impact of our choices. We’ll study how our wood selection and specifying shapes

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Small but Mighty Happy Hour

October 19, 2020, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

This event has passed. You can find the recording here. Master of Ceremonies Eric Corey Freed, RA, LEED Fellow A recognized and inspirational voice, Eric has authored 11 books on

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SALVAGE SHOWDOWN

October 17 - 22, 2020

SALVAGE SHOWDOWN 101   It’s a competition! It’s a party! It’s a fundraiser! It’s a builder’s dream! The Salvage Showdown is a friendly competition to showcase creative reuse. Here’s what

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Happy Hour – Climate-Action Legislative Agenda

October 16, 2020, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The AIA Oregon Virtual Happy Hour is open to all who wish to get together and share experiences, ask questions, and connect with and support each other, focusing on various

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Equitable Access to High-Performance Design: Intersections with Education and Housing

October 16, 2020, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This discussion brings together owners and designers representing k-12 education, affordable housing, and sustainable design to discuss social equity and green buildings. This conversational panel will cover systemic inequality in

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PMTC Materials Summit @ Sustainable Building Week

October 16, 2020, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Portland Materials Transparency Collaborative (PMTC) invites you to the “2020 Materials Summit”. This discussion is part of the 3rd Annual Portland Sustainable Building Week, October 12-23, 2020. Due to COVID-19

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TallWood Design Institute: Research into Carbon Narratives for Design Planning, Acoustic Performance and Microbial Performance of Wooden Interiors

October 15, 2020, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

This event has passed. You can view the recording here. Please Join the TallWood Design Institute along Dr. Mark Fretz and Dr. Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg of University of Oregon’s

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It Starts At School: Creating Equity and Inclusion in the AEC Industry

October 15, 2020, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This event has passed. You can view the recordings of Part 1 and Part 2 below. Part 1 Recording Part 2 Recording In partnership with Room for More and AIA CoEDI, the Portland

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Talking with Contractors about Implementing Transparency p/b MfT

October 15, 2020, 8:00 am - 9:00 am

This event has passed. You can view the recording here. As part of Sustainable Building Week 2020, Manufacturers for Transparency (MfT) is hosting an event focused on the experience of

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Go Zero Tour 2020 presented by Energy Trust of Oregon

October 14, 2020, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Note: this was a two-part event. You can find recordings here for Part 1 and Part 2. Residential buildings account for ​almost a quarter of all energy usage​ in the state of Oregon,

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Sustainable Building for All (SB4A) Town Hall

October 14, 2020, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This event has passed. You can view the recording here. Sustainable Buildings for All (SB4A) is an effort to create an incentive policy to accelerate climate action in the building

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Argyle Gardens & the Triple Bottom Line: Equity, Efficiency, & Environment

October 14, 2020, 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Transition Projects’ Argyle Gardens, designed by Holst and built by ModsPDX and Walsh Construction, is the first buildout of a flexible, affordable, low-cost housing prototype called LISAH (Low Income Single

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AIAO Digital Design Series – Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center

October 13, 2020, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

“Sustainability and Cultural Placemaking – the Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center at the University of Oregon” – presented by Brian Cavanaugh, AIA Tuesday*, October 13, 2020 | 5:00 – 6:00

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Balancing Health, Equity and Carbon Reduction

October 13, 2020, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This event has passed. You can find a recording of the event here. Join Bora’s Green Team as we discuss how Bora’s sustainable vision for the future includes a balanced

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Green Champion Summit – Creating Space for Inclusive and Sustainable Communities

October 12, 2020, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

The annual Oregon Committee on The Environment (COTE) Green Champion Summit brings to you the sustainability leaders from around the country and the region. This year the summit will focus

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Occupant Comfort and Sustainability in Aviation Design

October 12, 2020, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This session has passed. You can find a recording of the event here This session will use the recently completed Concourse E Extension at Portland International Airport (registered LEED Gold)

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ABC PNW On Demand!

October 12, 2020 - October 23, 2020

Associated Builders and Contractors Pacific Northwest (ABC PNW) is spotlighting the companies that work hard for a more sustainable future. Check out the On Demand videos below! Konell Construction &

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Solar Oregon Go Zero Tour: On Demand!

October 12, 2020 - October 23, 2020

Solar Oregon’s virtual Go Zero Tour is a multi-media exploration of eight zero energy homes across the state. The tour includes on-demand content, and two live webinars on October 14

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Goal Zero Tour

October 19, 2019, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

What is it like to live in a net zero home? Join Solar Oregon, Passive House Northwest, Earth Advantage, Green Hammer, and the Home Performance Council of the HBA for

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2019 Portland Green Building Slam

October 18, 2019, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Portland Green Building Slam showcases cutting-edge projects and technologies aimed at bringing about substantial change in our regional building practices. This fun, educational event features ten fast-paced, mind-blowing talks

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Passport to Empowerment

October 18, 2019, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join Green Empowerment for a night out, for good celebrating sustainable development in Portland and beyond! Dance, dine and make meaningful connections with others who believe that together, we can

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Designing a Carbon-Free Future: for Portland and Beyond

October 18, 2019, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

In 2015 the Paris Agreement forged a world-wide consensus on an ambitious but achievable target: limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Since then, IPCC scientists, local governments and

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5th Annual ABC Craft Championships!

October 18, 2019, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join us for the 5th Annual ABC Craft Championships! While college debt is rising, the construction industry in Oregon and SW Washington is booming! Apprenticeship allows recent graduates to enter

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Passive House 101: Presented by Passive House Northwest

October 17, 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come learn about the world’s most energy efficient building certification! This presentation will cover the basics of Passive House design and construction and will cover the history of Passive House,

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Timber + Carbon: the PAE Living Building and the Story Behind Mass Timber

October 17, 2019, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Please join TallWood Design Institute (TDI) alongside Karen Joslin and Rachel Wrublik of PAE Engineers, as well as Lee Glassford of KPFF Engineers as they discuss the carbon story behind

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Dance Your Pants Off – Denim Drive & Open House

October 17, 2019, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

For Sustainable Building Week 2019 we’re hosting a denim drive dance party. We’ll provide the DJ & drinks, you provide the denim donations.  

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Growing Green Schools: Making the Green Schools Movement a District-Wide Initiative and USGBC Green Schools Conference Kick Off Party!

October 17, 2019, 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join the Portland Green Schools Committee for the last panel of our 2019 discussion series: GROWING A GREEN SCHOOL. Following the panel will be a reception to kick off Portland as

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Zero Energy – A Foundation of Resilient Communities

October 17, 2019, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In this event, hosted by Zero Energy Ready Oregon for Sustainable Building Week, participants will gain a better understanding for how designing to meet zero energy standards at the community

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Sustainability in the Details

October 17, 2019, 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Big moves and new technology get a lot of attention in the practice of sustainable design, but the careful detailing of the building envelope—walls, windows, roofs, and where they come

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Portland Morning Run and Sustainability Tour!

October 17, 2019, 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Feeling a little weighed down from all of the great snacks at the SBW events? Join the 2019 SBW crew for a run/walk highlighting some of Portlands greatest architectural marvels

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Home Efficiency Forum

October 17, 2019 - October 18, 2019

Home Efficiency Forum gives Northwest building experts a chance to break new ground in high-efficiency building practices. Our 2019 theme is Expanding Opportunities. Join us October, 17-18 for two days

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Small but Mighty Happy Hour

October 16, 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Portland has many small firms that contribute crucial services to many successful sustainably focused projects. The “Small but Mighty Happy Hour” is a social gathering of a few of the

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Come to the Lab: Innovative Academic Research on Sustainability

October 16, 2019, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Come learn the innovative ways in which academia in Portland is advancing sustainability from design thinking, scientific investigation and on-the ground construction! This event will showcase how academia is addressing

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A Walk in the Woods: Build Local Alliance Happy Hour Hike

October 16, 2019, 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

You’ve hiked our local dense forests plenty, and want to know more about the trees around you – how these trees grow and interact in the forest. Join the Build

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ASPE Presents: Get the Gas Out! Decarbonization of the domestic water heating system using heat pump technology

October 16, 2019, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Decarbonization of the domestic water heating system using heat pump technology. Learn about this emerging technology from the design engineer’s perspective and from two manufacturers and their approach to implementing

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Building Diversity Game Changers

October 16, 2019, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

True sustainability cannot exist without equity. Communities are like flourishing forests, diversity is key to survival. Buildings are the trees that root the foundation for community, and the teams that

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Building to Net Zero

October 16, 2019, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

In this event, hosted by Walsh Construction Co. for Sustainable Building Week, presenters will focus on meeting net zero energy standards in conjunction with designing and building relative to extreme

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The Oregon Conservation Center Tour: Conversations about Conservation

October 16, 2019, 8:30 am - 10:00 am

The Oregon Conservation Center and newly remodeled Oregon headquarters of The Nature Conservancy is a shining example of sustainability and seamless local partnerships. Through collaboration with Sustainable Northwest Wood, the

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Best Practices in Material Health: The Owner’s Perspective

October 15, 2019, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Portland Materials Transparency Collaborative (PMTC) and Health Product Declaration Collaborative (HPDC) invite you to the “Healthy Product Selection Using Transparency Data” discussion in our continuing Discussion Series: Transparency and Material

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Green and Black: Equity in the Clean Energy Future

October 15, 2019, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us at Portland’s first and only “green building” owned and operated by African-American women–the June Key Delta Community Center– for a community conversation about how the Portland Clean Energy

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How We Build Sustainability: PAE Interactive Open House

October 15, 2019, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Please join PAE and Luma for our Sustainable Design Week open house, where our engineering and design experts will explore and uncover the resilient and sustainable design solutions that will

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Multnomah County Central Courthouse Construction Tour

October 15, 2019, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

This is a rare mid-construction tour to see behind the walls of the impressive new facility just west of the Hawthorne Bridge. The new courthouse is 463,000 sq ft, 17

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Equity in Design with USGBC Oregon

October 15, 2019, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

As part of the Second Annual Sustainable Building Week, USGBC Oregon will host an expert panel on impact projects to support equity and access (Green for All). The panel will

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Debunking Product Transparency for Manufacturers

October 15, 2019, 9:00 am - 10:30 am

As a manufacturer or building material supplier you should take product transparency seriously. Come learn why! About this Event Hello manufacturer, product representative, distributor or other professional in the building

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Yoga for Green Professionals with Alissa Lesperance

October 15, 2019, 7:30 am - 8:30 am

How are yoga and sustainability related? What could standing on your head and the fate of the planet possibly have in common? Can practicing yoga help to make the world

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Electrify Everything

October 14, 2019, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Solar Oregon, Forth, Community Energy Project and others for an evening dedicated to electrifying everything. As part of Sustainable Building Week, we’ll be exploring the idea that electricity is

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Green Champions Summit: Making the Financial Case for Net Zero

October 14, 2019, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

This year’s Green Champion Summit brings together Design Professionals, Developers, Consultants and Zero Energy Advocates to present on the value (both financial and existential) of Net Zero initiatives by looking

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2019 SBW Launch Party and Rooftop Happy Hour!

June 13, 2019, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us on June 13th from 4-7 PM in downtown Portland to launch the 2019 SBW collaboration season! All are welcome whether you attended SBW last year, were a collaborator, sponsor

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Portland Green Building Slam

October 12, 2018, 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Tickets to this event are on sale now. Cost is $30 for admission and one drink ticket. Space is limited get your tickets early. Purchase tickets: https://greenbuildingslampdx.eventbrite.com The Green Building

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The Zero Energy Game Show!

October 12, 2018, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

As Oregon prepares for a future full of zero energy building, designers must equip themselves with facts and technological know-how to encourage our clients to address global climate change. In

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USGBC-Oregon’s Women In Green – Leading with Purpose

October 12, 2018, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Leading With Purpose At the end of the day, it’s not so much about what you do, but about why you do it. Leading with purpose is a journey that

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Let’s Celebrate Portland Sustainability – Gensler/Glumac Open House!

October 11, 2018, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Wow! After a week of learning, sharing, and having a whole lot of fun, Thursday evening will be a time to celebrate Portland’s incredible sustainable building community, take pride in

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Street Seats UNITE Panel Discussion: Reimagine the Urban Experience

October 11, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

How do we transform the urban environment on a local level to inspire the city of the future? From both a local and international perspective, our panelists will discuss the

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Small but Mighty Happy Hour

October 11, 2018, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Portland’s small sustainability firms provide needed services to many projects. The “Small but Mighty Happy Hour” is a social gathering of small Portland area firms that are doing great work

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Zoo Education Center Tour and Biomimicry Exploration

October 11, 2018, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join the Portland Green Schools Committee, AIA COTE and Biomimicry Oregon to tour this complex of buildings that were designed for net-zero annual energy use, with passive ventilation cooling strategies,

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ASHRAE Oregon October Chapter Meeting – All Invited!

October 11, 2018, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

You’re invited to the October Oregon ASHRAE chapter meeting! Please join us on Thursday, October 11th, for lunch and a presentation sustainability in the built environment. This presentation is part

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AIA Portland Materials Matter

October 11, 2018, 8:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join us for Materials Matter, a five-session series delivering comprehensive, high-level knowledge and strategies for assessing and selecting healthy, sustainable materials. Sessions will delve into the impact of materials on the

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Design the Unseen: Educating Designers to Consider the Micro and Macro for Sustainability

October 10, 2018, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join the University of Oregon, Portland State University and the Art Institute of Portland for a fascinating evening where educators from the Portland area will present innovative student and faculty

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Build Local Alliance Happy Hour Hike

October 10, 2018, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

You’ve hiked our local dense forests plenty, and want to know more about the trees around you – how these trees grow and interact in the forest. Join the Build

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Zero Energy Ready Oregon (ZERO) Sustainable Building Week Open House

October 10, 2018, 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for an open house during Sustainable Building Week that’s all about Zero Energy Ready Oregon (ZERO)! Learn best practices for building zero energy and how you can get

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ILFI Portland Collaborative – Beyond the Building: Advocacy & Sustainability

October 10, 2018, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Each individual green building is part of a larger attempt to find a truly sustainable built environment. As building professionals, we understand that a more sustainable future involves stakeholders beyond

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Inefficiency is Old School: Understanding the Process of Achieving Sustainable Schools

October 10, 2018, 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Students spend over 1000 hours each year in buildings that are too often unhealthy, restrict their ability to learn, require unsustainable amounts of resources to construct and maintain, and contribute

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2018 GoGreen Portland Conference

October 10, 2018

The Sustainability Conference for Business and Government GoGreen Portland is Wednesday, October 10 at the Gerding Center (Portland Center Stage). Now in its eleventh year, GoGreen Portland has established itself

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Build Better with DIRTT – GRIT/Building Solutions Launch Party

October 9, 2018, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

GRIT Building Solutions is excited to celebrate the grand opening of their NEW LEARNING CENTER with you! The 1st and only full off-site interior construction company in the Pacific NW.

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Portland’s New Ecoroof Requirement: New Design and Maintenance Strategies

October 9, 2018, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

As of July 9, 2018 Portland’s new Central City zoning code will require all new buildings of 20,000 sf or more to install ecoroofs. After 22 years, since the first

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Passive House Northwest – Low Carbon Passive Buildings Tour

October 9, 2018, 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm

With a quarter of all global carbon emissions rooted in building operations, reducing our projects’ energy consumption is imperative to addressing climate change. Come tour three new passive buildings to

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Brightworks Sustainability Open House & Innovation Bazaar

October 9, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

While you enjoy snacks and refreshments in the company of friends and colleagues, visit stations in an Innovation Bazaar hosted by Brightworks subject-matter experts in: Energy Trust of Oregon’s Net

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HEATWAVE: Empathy for the HVAC ….a gamified virtual reality experiment

October 8, 2018, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for HEATWAVE, an innovative research project conducted by Portland State University’s Research-based Design Initiative, Bynum Laboratories and Opsis Architecture. The relationship between people and the control systems in

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AIA PDX COTE Green Champions Summit

October 8, 2018, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

1.5 HSW This premier event is an evening of learning, discussing, and connecting the dots in our journey to reducing the increasing effects of new construction on our global climate.

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