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Public/Private-Sector Collaboration Showcased In 2016 Smart City Challenge

Planning a smart city for the future involves planners, architects, engineers, and designers– rather than bureaucrats, bureaucracies, and politics as usual. According to the Smart Cities Council, a smart city is “one that has digital technology embedded across all city functions.” And per Frost & Sullivan, there are eight elements (each with the word “smart” in […]

October 12th

Designed for the Future: City Repair Project – Portland, Oregon

GBE will be featuring three posts highlighting projects from the recently published book Designed For The Future: 80 Practical Ideas for a Sustainable World. The book asks the question: “What gives you the hope that a sustainable future is possible?” Featuring responses by 80 innovators spanning architecture, urban planning, landscaping, journalism, and also environmental leaders, the resulting […]

January 13th

Kilowatt Crackdown Winners Demonstrate Energy Efficiency

64 local commercial building teams successfully embrace energy efficiency efforts “As we’ve seen with this competition, reducing carbon emissions can be a great financial investment,” Portland Mayor Charlie Hales The winners of the Kilowatt Crackdown 2013, a contest in Portland, Oregon to improve energy efficiency in commercial buildings, were announced last week.  The competition engaged 15 […]

May 19th

Oregon Future Energy Conference

In its eighth year, the Oregon Future Energy Conference is the place to be on Earth Day.  The all-day conference, presented by the Northwest Environmental Business Council, offers educational and networking opportunities for those interested in the future of green energy.  Education tracks include: Policy & Regulation, The Business of Renewable Energy, The Business of Energy Efficiency, and […]

April 2nd

NuScale Power Passes 100-Patent Mark for Small Modular Reactor Technology

With the recent validation of its evacuated containment patents in the US, Europe and Asia, NuScale Power, LLC, announced today that its portfolio now contains 108 patents granted or pending in 17 North American, European and Asian countries. NuScale’s robust patent development and protection program actively identifies and protects its designs and innovations in nuclear technology—focusing […]

December 4th

Sometimes “Going Green” is Obvious

A sustainable design team from the U.S. is helping officials in Guadalajara, Mexico build a green museum. They are imparting some of the wisdom gathered from over fifteen years of green building in Portland, Oregon.

August 5th

Shaver Green Building to Offer Sustainable Workforce Housing

“Workforce housing” is a term being heard more and more, used place of the more familiar “affordable housing”. It differentiates between housing that is intended to accommodate people from the lowest income brackets, and housing for the lower middle class, people who have steady employment but have been priced out of the housing market in many areas. […]

July 15th

Green Homes Made Affordable

“When will I find a green home in my price range?” It’s a question often heard from sustainability devotees who have been keeping an eye on the growth of the green housing market, yet still find themselves priced out due to the amount of up-front investment that is required when building green.   LEED ND Addresses […]

June 10th

The Casey: A High-Rise Condominium Earns LEED-Platinum

In addition to being the first high-rise condominium in the country to achieve a LEED-Platinum rating, The Casey represents a partnership between the building’s developers, designers, and the local arts community. In 2000, Gerding Edlen Development selected GBD Architects to renovate 5 blocks of historic brewery buildings located in a former industrial area of Portland, […]

May 20th

Married with Children… in the City

Communities full of “McMansions” seem to be everywhere these days, and they have plenty of buyers standing at the ready. Many of these oversized suburban homes are considered starter homes, making it easy to forget that the majority of middle income Americans will never be able to afford such a house in their lifetime. This […]

December 25th

Lloyd Crossing Sets a New Standard

Portland has been recognized for decades as a leader in urban planning. Today its progressive philosophies are being applied to environmental policy-making. Tackling sustainability on an urban scale, the Portland Development Commission has conceived a model neighborhood known as the Lloyd Crossing Sustainable Urban Design Plan. A massive undertaking, the Plan sets goals and objectives […]

December 11th