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BPS News: New Professional Training: Salvaging Commercial Construction Debris

LEED Green Associate and LEED AP students: Earn four GBCI continuing education hours

BPS News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012


CONTACT
Christine Llobregat
City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
503-823-7007

 

New Professional Training: Salvaging Commercial Construction Debris

LEED Green Associate and LEED AP students: Earn four GBCI continuing education hours

 

Salvaging Commercial Construction Debris is a new professional training opportunity in early March, and was designed for the commercial and demolition contractor community.  Participants will learn about desirable materials, benefits of salvage, salvage logistics and then receive a tour of the Habitat for Humanity ReStore. LEED Green Associates and LEED AP students can earn four GBCI continuing education hours for their attendance.

“This workshop will help contractors understand how to cost effectively salvage demo material for reuse,” said Caitlin Powell, project engineer, SkanskaUSA Building. “It’s an exciting opportunity that will bring leading industry professionals together for a unique learning experience.”

Speakers include Joe Connell, Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore; Shane Endicott, The ReBuilding Center and Chrisl Mallet, SD Deacon.

 

Workshop details

  •     Thursday March 8, 2012

  •     2:30pm – 5 pm

  •     Convention Plaza, 123 NE 3rd Avenue, Portland (entrance and parking on NE 2nd Avenue)

  •     Fee: $35

  •     Registration is required.

  •     Register online.


Following the training and the tour, Habitat ReStore will host a networking event with beverages provided by Hopworks.

The training is sponsored by the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, METRO, SD Deacon, Portland Development Commission and Cascadia Green Building Council.

Please direct questions about the workshop to: wasteinfo@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-5468.

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Public Invited to SE 122nd Ave Rezoning Project Open House

Proposals for commercial development, home businesses and sidewalk construction featured, among others

BPS News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 13, 2012

CONTACT

John Cole
Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
503-823-3475
john.cole@portlandoregon.gov
 
Eden Dabbs
Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
503-823-9908
eden.dabbs@portlandoregon.gov

 

Public Invited to SE 122nd Ave Rezoning Project Open House

Proposals for commercial development, home businesses and sidewalk construction featured, among others

Portland, ORE - The SE 122nd Avenue Rezoning Project team and Project Advisory Group have been discussing and refining proposals for commercial rezoning along SE 122nd Avenue to address community needs. They have also considered challenges with multi-family zoning and home business permitting.
 
Now they have proposals to share and want to get feedback on:
• Where and what type of additional commercial development is desired.
• Where and what sort of design elements would make new multi-family development a better neighbor.
• Changes to the City’s regulations that would make home business a more attractive option for small businesses, while protecting the character of residential neighborhoods.

A public open house is scheduled for February 23rd at Gilbert Park Elementary School. Free refreshments will be served at the event. 
 
SE 122nd Avenue Rezoning Project Open House
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Drop by anytime between 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Gilbert Park Elementary School Cafeteria
13132 SE Ramona St.
Access is from the main parking lot on the east side of the school.
 
Representatives from the Bureau of Transportation will be available to describe where new sidewalks on 122nd Avenue will be installed this fall as well as Portland Development Commission staff to describe what resources they have available for small businesses.
 
We will make reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities. Please notify us no fewer than five (5) business days prior to the event by phone 503-823-7700, by the TTY line at 503-823-6868 or by the Oregon Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900.

BPS Calendar Advisory: 20th Annual BEST Awards Celebrates Sustainable Business Achievements

April 25, 2012, 4:30 p.m. at the Nines Hotel in Portland, Oregon

February 28, 2012

CALENDAR ADVISORY

For event date: April 25, 2012

Please post to print and web calendars 

CONTACT

Megan Stein, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, 503-823-7871

JoEllen Carothers, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, 503-823-4165

 

20th Annual BEST Awards Celebrates Sustainable Business Achievements

April 25, 2012, 4:30 p.m. at the Nines Hotel in Portland, Oregon  

WHAT

Join Mayor Sam Adams and the region’s most sustainable businesses in celebrating 20 years of the BEST Awards.

The BEST Awards recognize companies that exemplify ambitious and creative solutions for sustainability while promoting social, economic and environmental equity for the Portland area.

Nik Blosser of Celilo Group Media, Aneshka Dickson of Colas Construction and Renee Spears of Rose City Mortgage will present 20 years of sustainable business in Portland. Remember where we started and be inspired by how far we've come. Envision where we will go!

Mayor Adams will unveil the winners of the 2012 BEST Awards. A champagne toast and lively networking reception will follow, including complimentary appetizers and cash bar.

WHEN

April 25, 2012

Doors open at 4:00 p.m.

Program begins at 4:30 p.m.

Event is open seating, so arrive early to save your seat.

WHERE

The Nines Hotel, 525 SW Morrison St., Portland, Oregon 97204

WHO

This event is open to the public.

Tickets $25. Ticket price includes a complimentary mobile Chinook Book for use on your Android or iPhone ($10 value). Buy tickets at sustainabilityatworkpdx.com

For more information

Visit: sustainabilityatworkpdx.com

Email: info@sustainabilityatworkpdx.com
Call: 503-823-7037

To help ensure equal access to City programs, services and activities, the City of Portland will reasonably modify policies/procedures and provide auxiliary aids/services to persons with disabilities. Call 503-823-7700 (TDD 503-823-6868) with such requests or visit www.portlandonline.com/ADA_Forms.

The BEST Awards are presented by Sustainability at Work, a program of the City of Portland’s Bureau of Planning and Sustainability in partnership with Energy Trust of Oregon, Pacific Power, Metro, Portland Bureau of Environmental Services, Portland Water Bureau, Portland Bureau of Transportation, New Seasons Market and Chinook Book.

About Sustainability at Work

Sustainability at Work offers free tools and expertise to help Portland organizations create more sustainable workplaces. Get matched with an expert Advisor, who will help you create a customized plan, connect you to financial incentives and technical assistance from local partners, and help you celebrate your achievements. As a result, your business can lower the cost of its utility bills, provide a healthier workspace for employees and improve its image. Sustainability at Work is a partnership of the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, Water Bureau, Bureau of Environmental Services, Bureau of Transportation, Metro, Pacific Power and the Energy Trust of Oregon. sustainabilityatworkpdx.com  

About the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability

To create and enhance a vibrant city, BPS combines the disciplines of planning and sustainability to advance Portland's diverse and distinct neighborhoods, promote a prosperous and low-carbon economy, and help ensure that people and the natural environment are healthy and integrated into the cityscape. BPS provides a forum for community engagement and education, and is a catalyst for action. With a city full of partners, BPS develops creative and practical solutions on issues as far ranging as comprehensive, neighborhood and environmental planning, urban design, waste reduction and recycling, energy efficiency and solar technologies. This innovative, interdisciplinary approach strengthens Portland's position as an international model of sustainable development practices and commerce. www.portlandonline.com/bps 

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