Strengths • Professional and technical service firms – architects, engineers and developers - that are recognized as green building innovators and leaders. • Policies and programs helped create an early market for LEED buildings, driving local firms to develop green building expertise well ahead of the rest of the country. • A high concentration of utilities (PGE, Pacificorp, and BPA) and key electricity-related non-profits (ETO, the NW Energy Efficiency Alliance, and the NW Power Planning and Conservation Council) have fostered the growth of firms that are particularly sophisticated in developing and delivering energy efficiency programs.
Industry Advantages • Regional concentration of firms that develop and manufacture building control systems, solar photovoltaic systems, and other products and technologies that are incorporated into green developments . • Beyond the region but within the state, companies focused on delivering sustainably harvested wood and low-toxicity wood products are a significant element of the green development industry.
Portland: A Living Laboratory We’re early adopters. Portlanders are quick to embrace products and practices that contribute to a culture of sustainability, with the potential to transform the region into a “living laboratory” for the coordinated development and commercialization of innovative green building technologies. But such a transformation will require unprecedented collaboration among private industry, government, research institutions and the public.
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Portland Development Commission
222 NW Fifth Ave
Portland, OR 97209-3859
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