The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability and partners have introduced the Green Design Atlas. From the press release:
This week, BPS and its partners formally launched the Green Design Atlas (GDA), an online map showing an inventory of local innovative, green-certified commercial buildings in the Portland metro region, including Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington Counties.
By providing a one-stop resource for developers and design professionals to market sustainable buildings and share data, the website will help stimulate market transformation.The initial phase of the GDA charts Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-certified buildings, with other green building certifications and search filters to follow.
The GDA provides:
- Access to proven innovative sustainable design and site information.
- A free marketing resource for development teams to showcase their certified green buildings and sites.
- A place to share best practices with others.
Map features include:
- An interactive map of LEED-certified building in the Portland metro region.
- An “Add A Project” form, making it easy for design professionals to add buildings to the GDA website.
- Resources and tools for climate-responsive design, targeting energy goals, Architecture 2030 and more.
- Answers to frequently-asked questions.
The GDA Steering Committee is a collaboration of volunteer public, private and non-profit sustainability professionals. Current and past members include the American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment (AIA COTE), American Society of Landscape Architects Oregon Chapter (ASLA), City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS), Ecotrust, Metro and Portland Development Commission.