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December Portland Green Schools Committee Happy Hour!

December 13, 2018, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Free
December Portland Green Schools Committee Happy Hour!

Are you interested in becoming an advocate and learning about healthy, sustainable schools in Oregon? Join the Portland Green Schools Committee for a fun networking, non-credited educational happy hour event. We will discuss upcoming Committee events and activities, learning and advocacy opportunities around green schools initiatives and the practices, policies and techniques being deployed locally and nationally to improve our school environments.  We also be officially launching our brand new WEBSITE!

Special thanks to PAE for hosting this event.


Who should attend: green schools enthusiasts, parents, students, educators, school administrators, construction and operations managers, business officials, community stakeholders, designers, contractors, and others interested in driving the standard of school design and operations to the most efficient and healthiest it can be!

The mission of the Portland Green Schools Committee is to promote sustainability in school design and operation through advocacy and education of stakeholders about best practices for healthy and productive school facilities.


FEATURED SPEAKER AND DISCUSSION: Strategies to Achieve High Performance K-12 Schools
Nick Collins, Principal at PAE will discuss the strategies he has employed across a number of K-12 projects from elementary schools to high schools to achieve high levels of sustainability. This will be an audience engaged discussion about how we can all work to achieve sustainable results across school districts and the pros and cons of various strategies.

Join us for light refreshments.



5:00 – 5:45 Networking
5:45 – 6:00 Welcome: PAE and Green Schools Committee
6:00 – 6:30 Topic: Strategies to Achieve High Performance K-12 Schools
6:30 – 7:00 Discussion and How to get Involved

Wednesday, December 5th from 5-7 PM

PAE, 522 SW 5th Ave #1500, Portland, OR 97204

Please arrive no later than 6 PM – front doors lock at 6 PM. In the event you need to be let in after hours please text 206-229-2539.


About our Speaker: Nick Collins, Principal, PAE 
A leader in innovative engineering, Nick’s expertise encompasses passive design strategies which reduce operational and maintenance costs, and designs for LEED certification and incentive programs. Nick has provided expertise for 30+ LEED rated or registered buildings, and hundreds of K-12 schools across Oregon and Washington. With more than 25 years of experience in mechanical engineering, project management and commissioning, Nick has a deep understanding of how designs function in the real world. As the managing principal of PAE’s Portland office, Nick leads and inspires the office’s talented engineers and designers. Passionate about educating the next generation of engineers, Nick is an adjunct professor at Portland State University and was on the Board of Directors for the Portland ACE Mentor Program.


Cover image courtesy Portland Green Schools Committee.


December 13, 2018
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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522 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 1500
Portland, 97204
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