Come learn the innovative ways in which academia in Portland is advancing sustainability at the University of Oregon Energy Studies in Buildings Lab!
About the Energy Studies in Buildings Lab
ESBL’s research is primarily focused on finding solutions. As part of that process, we develop products and services, offer architecture consulting, and teach, aiming to transform traditional design practices.. Through our consulting activities we are in a pivotal position to understand the needs of building designers and identify marketplace gaps in materials, components, assemblies and systems. We also conduct scientific research, most recently studying the microbiology of the built environment. Our research has resulted in the development of notable pieces of research equipment for our own and others’ use, including our Climate Chamber, mirrored-box artificial skies, heliodons, and wind tunnels.
About Sustainable Building Week
October 14, 2019 kicks off the second 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.
Sustainable Building Week works to Keep Portland Green. SBW offers a week of events to break down siloed thinking to improve cross-disciplinary education, connectivity and future collaboration to promote sustainable practices and design across the city of Portland and beyond.
Cover image courtesy University of Oregon Energy Studies in Buildings Lab.