Portland, Ore - Are you working on a building project that will significantly conserve water and energy, reduce stormwater entering the sewers and recycle or reuse a substantial amount of materials? If so, your project may be eligible to receive a grant from the City of Portland's Green Investment Fund (GIF).
The ecoroof retrofit on the Central Library, a net-zero, LEED platinum classroom and a high performing affordable housing project are just a few of the dozens of innovative green building projects that have received over $2.5 million from the GIF in the last seven years. Today, City of Portland Commissioner Dan Saltzman announced that the Office of Sustainable Development is accepting applications for the 2009 round of funding from this competitive grant program.
"Green building improves the livability of our region through resource conservation, job creation and energy savings," said Commissioner Saltzman, who first introduced the GIF concept in 2001. "The Green Investment Fund provides a reward for projects that incorporate innovative strategies that excel at stormwater management and in energy, water and material conservation." [Read full press release]