Buildings define communities for generations. In Portland, good urban design
and progressive development practices are helping shape a 21st century city
where people want to live, work and play.
A growing number of Oregon companies and organizations are identifying
sustainability as an important value and practice. Increased demand for green
products and services is also being fueled by mounting scientific and practical
evidence of green building benefits: energy savings, operations and
maintenance cost reductions, air quality and worker productivity improvements,
to name a few. These benefits are catching the attention of the building industry
and the imagination of the public.
ďA decade ago, green building was relatively obscure
and loosely defined. Now itís not a question of whether
to build green, but how.Ē
- Bob Naito, Naito Development, LLC