8:30 am - 10:30 am
Portland Green Schools Committee
Join the Portland Green Schools Committee for a Brunch and Learn panel where experts from the field of sustainable school design will discuss the positive impact of these high performance schools on occupant health, student educational outcomes, budgets and school district bottom lines and the overall well-being of the community.
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
ILFI Portland Collaborative
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 the building process. During this moderated panel, we will hear from architects and activists about the policy challenges at all levels of government, and about how the design & construction community can respond and get involved with this important work. If you want to learn more about how to apply your passion for sustainability outside of the project environment, this is the event for you.
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 involved in getting Oregon on the path to zero energy by 2030. We’ll enjoy beer, wine, pizza, and salad in AIA Portland’s attractive space.
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Build Local Alliance
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 Local Alliance for a guided walk in Forest Park. Where Michael Ahr, Forest Conservationist at West Multnomah SWCD, will lead a short hike from the lower MacLeay trailhead with special guest Peter Hayes of Hyla Woods.
Hike meet up at 4:30 PM at the Low MacLeay Trailhead.
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Portland State University, University of Oregon, Art Institute of Portland
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 research advancing sustainability with an ensuing panel discussion on academia’s role in advancing sustainability. This event will showcase how academia is addressing sustainability by connecting research with course curriculum, preparing the next generation of leaders and laying the foundation for moving this research into built projects by working directly with industry.
GoGreen Portland is Wednesday, October 10 at the Gerding Center (Portland Center Stage). Now in its eleventh year, GoGreen Portland has established itself as the largest regional conference for business and government decision-makers to come together for one day to learn from recognized community leaders to advance sustainability best practices in their own organizations. GoGreen empowers attendees with the strategies, tools and connections through networking opportunities to advance the triple bottom line.