Sustainable Building Week - day four! The week is more than half over - what events have been your favorite? Make sure to use the hashtag #SBW18 on social media to share the highlights of your week!

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8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Portland Material Transparency Collaborative
Session 2 of the Materials Matter Series - Healthy People: Materials Science + Human Health, delves into the science behind materials and human health to understand how material substances reach people and lead to health consequences. It provides guidance on the complex landscape of health tools by introducing the different types of tools available to make educated decisions about products and what to consider when selecting and using these tools.

11:30 am - 1:30 pm
ASHRAE Oregon Chapter
Please join us on Thursday, October 11th, for lunch and a presentation sustainability in the built environment. This presentation is part of Portland’s first annual Sustainable Building Week. More information on other events of the week is at www.sustainablebuildingweek.com. Technical details of this presentation will be provided soon. This meeting will be at Bridgeport Brewing. Presentation to start at noon, so please come early to socialize!

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Portland Green Schools Committee, AIA COTE, Biomimicry Oregon
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, ample daylighting, and aggressive energy efficiency targets. The project is pursuing LEED Platinum certification and LBC Net-Zero Energy certification. After the tour, Biomimicry Oregon will lead us on a biomimicry activity to encourage how we can use these biological concepts to continue to form our built environment.

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Small AEC Firms of the Portland Area
Just because they are little does not mean they are not MIGHTY! Join us for free food and drink tomorrow at The Center for Architecture, 403 NW 11th Ave from 5-7. The night is a celebration of 7 Small but Mighty companies in town doing some great work. From the Lloyd EcoDistrict, attacking sustainability at the district level to Organic Architect, Eric Corey Freed, a true visionary and leader in biophilic and regenerative design to RecodeNW, who are pushing for the next generation of infrastructure by working collaboratively with policymakers and regulators to rewrite our future with water, these folks, along with four more, are a force to be reckoned with. 

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Design Museum Portland
From both a local and international perspective, our panelists will discuss the importance of cross-city collaboration, and the enhanced value we receive when we share our best ideas. Learn how we all can effect change on our urban experience. Moderated by Suzy Alexander of ACME, this discussion will feature experts in sustainability, the built community, and design who are playing integral roles in innovating Portland’s cityscape by collaborating with like-minded organizations both nationally and internationally.

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gensler and Glumac
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 our accomplishments, and look forward to the exciting road ahead. Join the communities of Gensler and Glumac to boogie down to DJ Royale’s groovy beats or take to the lounge with friends. Sips and nibs on hand, of course.
Check out the full schedule! All events are included on the website and ready for you to fill your schedule with an inspiring week of sustainability! Be sure to RSVP and/or get your ticket for each event. Links to each event can be found here: sustainablebuildingweek.com/calendar
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