Wednesday, May 2nd AT 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Tour: Portland Sustainability Innovations

Oregon Convention Center
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TIMING: Wed, May 2, 2018 (9:00am-12:30pm) 
PRICING: $30/person 
LOCATION: Oregon Convention Center + Walking Tour

All attendees must meet at the Registration Desk at the Oregon Convention Center 10 minutes before 9:00am. This be a tour around the City of Portland and there will be walking and use of public transit. Public transit tickets are included in the tour. 

Join environmental certification organization Salmon-Safe for a "Behind the Curtain" environmental innovation tour of Oregon Convention Center, the nation's first Salmon-Safe and LEED certified convention facility. Salmon-Safe also will highlight its Mayor’s Challenge project with City of Portland, the first ever initiative by a major city working with a third party environmental organization to assess its impact in its watershed with the goal of enhancing urban ecological function, protecting water quality, and restoring imperiled fish and wildlife.

Next, participants will explore ways Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) is being used in Portland. The explosion of CLT projects in Portland make it an exciting time for the building profession. The beauty and simplicity of CLT satisfies an innate human need to connect to nature, making this highly efficient structural solution very appealing. With it's very high strength to weight ratio, timber is starting to see an increase in use in taller buildings, and by storing carbon as wood fiber, building with wood also benefits a project's carbon footprint. This transit tour includes two recently completed projects showcasing innovative ways to use the product, one, a renovation of a local architectural firm’s office designed using the LBC framework, and the other, Carbon 12, the tallest built CLT building in the country.

This transit tour of three projects – one a renovation and one two new ground up construction, will shed light on the questions teams are asking about the material and will showcase innovative ways to use the product.


Dan Kent
Anna Huttel
Certification Manager