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Phone: 503-823-7300

TTY : 503-823-6868

1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

Application Requirements

A complete application for the Alternative Technology Advisory Committee must include:

  • Application form
  • Supplemental Information (see information below)
    • Showing how technology can meet the building code
    • Describing sustainable attributes of the technology
  • Building plans or drawings showing how technology will be used (if available)
  • Fee of $150 payable by cash, check or Visa

Supplemental Information

In order for the Committee to reach a supportive recommendation the applicant must provide adequate information that shows that the proposed technology can meet the building code standards and promotes a more positive impact to the earth’s natural systems, when compared to similar, approved technologies. The following is a list of recommended information that should be provided by the applicant, if available:

Building Code Requirements

- Product testing protocols and results performed by a testing agency

- International product certifications

- Case studies of buildings that have successfully used the technology

- Academic research about the technology

- Articles from books or professional journals

Sustainable Attributes

- Narrative describing how and where the technology is extracted, harvested, and manufactured

- Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for the technology

- Installation instructions (from manufacturer if possible)

- Recognition from a green product certifier (Green Seal, Cradle to Cradle, Pharos)

- Listing of the product on GreenSpec.com

 

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