1900 SW 4th Ave, Suite 7100, Portland, OR 97201
Portland Building, 1120 SW 5th Ave, 2nd floor, Room C
Wednesday, March 13 2013, 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Presented by Brussels Environment
Event Types > Arts/Culture/Recreation > Seminar/Lecture
Presentation by Joke Dockx of Brussels Environment
Wednesday, March13 from 1:30 - 3:00pm
Portland Building, 2nd floor, Room C
1120 SW 5th Ave, Portland , OR
How did a Portland--‐sized urban center launch an energy-efficient building program that helped cut regional energy consumption by 10% while maintaining economic viability? Through a combination of measures, Brussels has
accomplished this goal. In fact, Brussels is already in alignment with the European energy goals for 2020 and 2050.
Last year, the European Commission recognized Brussels Environment with the European Energy Award.
Ms. Joke (pronounced YOkay) Dockx will explain how Brussels has created a public‐private Exemplary Buildings partnership
promoting ultra low‐energy new construction and retrofits of commercial, institutional, multi‐family, and single family
Since 2007, Brussels Environment has assisted 52 Exemplary Building projects with another 44 under construction (collectively, over 1.5 million square feet meeting the stringent Passive House standard for low-energy buildings).
Bring your questions, and let’s discuss how we could apply this knowledge and experience in developing a similar program for the Portland metro area. This presentation is geared towards local policy leaders, energy efficiency advocates, and environmentalists committed to energy independence and substantial reduction in regional energy consumption and greenhouse gases.
Oregon Environmental Council, and Passive House Northwest co-sponsor this event.
The event is hosted by the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability.
J.O. Dockx, is the Director for Energy at the Brussels Institute for Management of the Environment (“Brussels Environment). Brussels Environment promotes, subsidizes, and monitors sustainable development in the Brussels Capital Region of Belgium. A growing share of the Exemplary Buildings meet the Passive House Standard, and Brussels Environment will mandate Passive House starting in 2015. Brussels Environment has already reduced regional energy consumption by 10%.