Cascadia Green Building Council, Oregon | Eugene Branch

Eugene Branch Collaborative

The Eugene Branch Collaborative’s mission is to generate momentum towards a sustainable built environment by facilitating education, fostering connections and celebrating our community. The branch is composed of green building professionals and advocates from the greater Eugene-Springfield area.

Cascadia GBC

Cascadia promotes the design, construction and operation of buildings in Alaska, British Columbia, Washington and Oregon that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live, work and learn. The Eugene Branch Collaborative of Cascadia generates momentum towards a sustainable built environment by facilitating education and connections and celebrating our community. We host monthly lunchtime presentations and tours and quarterly evening events on the latest green building topics.

Stellar Apartments Energy Study Presentation

With Nora Cronin and Alison Kwok

Wednesday, February 24th
4:30 PM-6 PM 

Cost: FREE

Location: Barn Light East
545 East 8th Avenue
Eugene, Oregon 97401

Please join for an educational presentation detailing the results a 2 year energy study of the Stellar Apartments, a 54-unit, multi-family housing project located in Eugene, OR that provides affordable housing for low income families and military veterans.
One of the twelve buildings was designed to meet the Passive House standard, focused on extremely air tight and energy efficient construction.  The energy study will evaluate the health, environmental and financial trade-offs of this type of construction by comparing it to another building on site with the same design and solar orientation, built to Earth Advantage standards.
St. Vincent de Paul has partnered with Alison Kwok at the University of Oregon, EWEB, and the City of Eugene  to monitor energy use and indoor air quality data between the two buildings and assess the value of pursuing the Passive House approach for multi-family projects.. The presentation will include a background of the project, summary of how we achieved Passive House, results of 2 years monitoring the energy usage data, and discussion of lessons learned from this process.
Join on Wednesday, February 24th for this informative presentation at the NEW Barn Light East.  At 4:30 PM, directly prior to the presentation there will be a brief opportunity to network and enjoy light complimentary appetizers, with beverages available for purchase. The presentation will take place from 5-6 PM.  Seating is limited, so please RSVP.
Please walk, bike or take the bus
MOVIE SCREENING: Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story
Friday, February 5
9 AM- 10:15 AM

Each year the City of Eugene puts 40 million pounds of food waste in the landfill. This screening is included with registration for the Oregon Higher Learning Sustainability Conference.  Come watch the documentary Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story to learn more about the topic of food waste and what YOU can do to prevent it.

Cost: FREE

Wednesday, February 10
2:30- 4:30 PM
EWEB North Building

This presentation, by Josh Bruce, a regional expert on community planning for natural hazards, will outline a range of opportunities to turn community vulnerabilities into multi-benefit opportunities.  See more information about the eventHERE.
This presentation is hosted by the Lane Preparedness Coalition and supported with funds from the City of Eugene Emergency Management Program.

February 18-19, 2016
Manchester Grand Hyatt
San Diego, CA

The International Living Future Institute is hosting its third annualNet Positive Energy and Water Conference, dedicated to the exchange of technical expertise, bold strategies and provocative case studies—all aimed at accelerating the global shift toward Net Positive Energy and Water buildings and communities.
In the past few years, net positive energy and net zero water projects have gained tremendous momentum. New projects are rapidly emerging to transform the built environment. New regulations and policies are drafted to incentivize Net Zero Energy buildings, and it is more important than ever that we collaborate to create communities that are beneficial to their surrounding ecosystems.
The event takes place in downtown San Diego—a walkable urban area located on the water and very close to the Amtrak station. The hotel offers daylighting and showcases San Diego’s commitment to green building. Tours of local projects will highlight local solutions for net positive energy and water in this arid bioregion.