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Green Champion Summit 2018

October 8, 2018, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Green Champion Summit 2018: Life Cycles in the Built Environment

This Green Champion Summit premier event is an evening of learning, discussing, and connecting the dots in our journey to reducing the increasing effects of new construction on our global climate. Every material we use has an environmental footprint defined not only by its source, but by its journey through transportation, manufacturing, installation, and end of life handling. Explore with us how material choices relate to a range of measurable environmental impacts from embodied energy to habitat destruction through all stages of the project, and to see exciting examples of how Life Cycle Analysis can be utilized to inform design decisions.

Join us for this prelude to the Portland Sustainable Building Week for presentations and case studies from the beginning of the materials cycle to the end.


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Learning objectives:

  1. Identify the complex relations among learning new tools and conventional practice with regards to LCA
  2. Explore LCA design strategy success and failures through the use of case studies
  3. Identify the theoretical principles behind the local, state, and national sourcing of materials
  4. Develop effective strategies for integrating life-cycle analysis into the design process


Stacy Smedley, LEED BD+C, Living Future Accredited
Director of Sustainability, Skanska USA Building

Vinn Mason
Bureau for Planning & Sustainability

Jordan Palmeri
Oregon DEQ

Terry Campbell
NW Sustainable Wood

Jacob Dunn


About Sustainable Building Week
October 8, 2018 kicks off the first annual Sustainable Building Week (SBW) an event-filled week from a cross section of Portland’s design professional organizations. The week will bring the best and brightest building professional organizations together to educate, connect and foster opportunities for future collaboration to Keep Portland Green. Whether its combating climate change, protecting our natural resources or investigating the increasing number of dangerous chemicals in our indoor spaces, the multitude of issues that need to be addressed require more attention by all of us.


This event is part of Sustainable Building Week.


Cover image courtesy AIA Portland.


AIA Portland


The Center for Architecture
403 NW 11th Ave
Portland, OR 97209 United States
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