Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Keynote speaker, David Bragdon, Director of New York Mayor Bloomberg’s Office of Long-Term Planning & Sustainability and former Metro Council President, to address event honoring champions of high performance buildings

WHO:                  BetterBricks, the commercial building initiative of the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, hosts this annual event to celebrate the champions of energy efficient, high performance commercial buildings. Sponsors include Energy Trust of Oregon, Heritage Bank and Stoel Rives.
WHAT:                The BetterBricks Awards recognize design engineers, developers, building owners, building operators, facility managers or other building professionals for their support, use and design of sustainable commercial buildings with a special emphasis on energy efficiency. BetterBricks winners will be recognized in multiple categories, focusing on the people behind the best projects in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

Keynote Speaker:
David Bragdon, Director of Mayor Bloomberg’s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability and former Metro Council President.  David Bragdon was hired in September 2010  by Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York City to head the Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability, the unit of City government which produces and monitors implementation of PlaNYC, the Bloomberg Administration's 132-initiative strategy for making New York City a greater and greener place. Hallmarks of PlaNYC include the conversion of Times Square to a pedestrian plaza and extensive growth in the parks network. In terms of building management and energy conservation, PlaNYC accomplishments include a citywide benchmarking and disclosure requirement for all buildings over 15,000 square meters, new solar tax abatements and expedited review process, over 200 retrofits of municipal properties and the creation of the New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation, capitalized with $37 million in federal stimulus dollars and designed to finance credit enhancements for private building retrofits.  Prior to his position with the Bloomberg Administration, David was Metro Council President in Portland.

Thursday, February 9, 2012
7:30 to 9 a.m.
$45 per ticket
$400 for a table of 10

WHERE:              Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
                             921 Southwest Sixth Avenue, Portland, Ore.

BetterBricks is the commercial building initiative of the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA), which is supported by Northwest electric utilities.  Through BetterBricks, NEEA advances ideas to accelerate energy savings in new and existing commercial buildings.  BetterBricks education & training, online resources and recognition of industry leaders guide and inspire building professionals to embrace best practices, improve energy performance and achieve their sustainability goals.  Visit www.BetterBricks.com to connect to these powerful energy ideas and more. 

Kyle Stuart Account Manager  Coates Kokes
421 southwest sixth avenue, suite 1300 | portland, oregon 97204
t: 503.241.1124   f: 503.241.1326  e: kyle@coateskokes.com

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