Sustainable Construction Events You Won’t Want to Miss

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As you're coming down off your Earth Day celebrations, the GRIT team wants to engage you with a deeper dive into sustainability in construction and material transparency. On Tuesday, April 24, we have not one—but TWO—sustainable construction events happening to keep the positive earth vibes going strong.

At GRIT, sustainability is truly our discipline. Driving innovation through offsite construction is a chance for us to lessen our carbon footprint at all stages of the project.

We hope you can join us for one or both of these events in our newly finished Green Learning Center (GLC), the first of its kind here in Portland. The whole space brings you DIRTT solutions in action, and we are excited to show you our unique approach to construction.

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Event: Sustainability CEU + Good Eats

It’s not just an education session, it’s like being beamed into the future.

Join us in our beautiful new Green Learning Center (GLC) for an engaging sustainability CEU lunch & learn, led by DIRTT’s Sustainability Specialist, Jessie Stenftenagel. Together, we’ll take a deep dive into the benefits of offsite construction and learn metrics for measuring environmental impact.

  • When: Tuesday, April 24
  • Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm PDT
  • Where: GRIT Building Solutions
  • Address: 919 Southwest Taylor Street, Suite 800, Portland
  • Cost: Totally Free
  • Register: Right Here

Explore the sustainability case for conducting a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) and Health Product Declarations (HPDs) in this CEU.

There’s a strong business case for manufacturers to conduct LCAs, EPDs and HPDs. Diminishing the embodied energy and ecological impacts of products can reduce manufacturing costs and improve the financial and environmental bottom lines.

This CEU explores the sustainability case for these transparency measures using the example of one product manufacturer; and includes a facilitated exchange to discuss their strengths and limitations. Topics to be discussed include: Are these measures sufficiently robust to withstand scrutiny and be widely applied at this time? What benefits would your professional practice realize by adopting these material assessment measures?

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the characteristics of sustainable product manufacturing: socially, environmentally and economically.

  2. Understand why conducting an LCA, EPDs and HPDs matters to product development and ultimately occupant health and safety, environmental wellbeing and the bottom line in business.

  3. Review the steps in completing an LCA, EPDs and HPDs, focusing on resources and metrics for measuring material impacts.

  4. Explore the strengths and drawbacks of transparency measures

AIA course directory: Sustainable design
Topic area: Materials: Building Material Environmental Impact
Designation: LU/HSW
Course no. – AIA: DIRTTE8; IDCEC: 104296

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Event: Happy Planet. Happy Hour. Happy You.

You’re invited to explore a world where construction and sustainability coincide...with an adult beverage in hand.

We're super excited to share with you an expert on Sustainable Building Practices {visiting from Chicago} in our new Green Learning Center: Jessie Stenftenagel. Grab a drink and chat about sustainable innovation in offsite construction with us.

  • When: Tuesday, April 24
  • Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm PDT
  • Where: GRIT Building Solutions
  • Address: 919 Southwest Taylor Street, Suite 800, Portland
  • Cost: Totally Free
  • Register: Right Here

We'll demonstrate how true sustainability in the built environment stems from technology-driven construction. We'll show you how to create exciting, practical, and environmentally responsible interior spaces that leave LEED in the dust.

Best of all, we'll be serving up local brews and snacks. We hope you can't think of anywhere else you'd rather spend happy hour than with your friends at GRIT.

Angela Glatz