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The City of Portland, Oregon

Planning and Sustainability

Innovation. Collaboration. Practical Solutions.

Phone: 503-823-7700

Curbside Hotline: 503-823-7202

1900 SW 4th Ave, Suite 7100, Portland, OR 97201

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Creating a High Performance Workplace: Portland’s Green Tenant Improvement Guide

An all-in-one resource to help both newcomers and savvy project managers implement a green tenant improvement project from start to finish.

Portland Metro Green Building Hotline

Provides comprehensive green building resources and technical info for Metro region residents, designers/contractors/real estate professionals, businesses, K-12 schools, non-profits and faith-based organizations.

Portland Recycles! Plan

In a resolution adopted in June 2006, Portland City Council directed the Office of Sustainable Development to conduct a public process and develop a plan that would achieve certain solid waste management goals over the next 10 years. Read more about these goals and the strategies to achieve them here.

Metro Construction Salvage and Recycling

Metro’s toolkit offers practical tools to help contractors, architects and developers save money, earn “green” building credits and keep building materials out of the landfill.

Oregon DEQ Green Building

DEQ completed a study evaluating the environmental benefits of a number of residential building and design practices that are intended to prevent solid waste by either using less material or reusing materials over the life of a home.  The project identifies which practices have the biggest environmental benefit over the life of a residential home. 

Builder Connect

Provides free online resources for residential builders to find what they need to build green

U.S. Green Building Council LEED

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), is an internationally-recognized green building certification system. Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in March 2000, LEED provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.

Cascadia Green Building Council

Cascadia Green Building Council is one of three original chapters of the U.S. Green Building Council and, as a chapter of the Canada Green Building Council as well, is the only international chapter in North America.

The Architectural Heritage Center 

A non-profit resource nexus for historic preservation owned and operated by the Bosco-Milligan Foundation.

Universal Design 

A design approach that seeks to create environments, objects, and systems that can be used by as many people as possible. To this end, Universal Design is the process of embedding choice for all people in the things we design.