June 2010

Wax in walls could cut heating and cooling costs

WaxInsulationPortland State Universityhas developed a better, greener heating and cooling system for buildings: wax that absorbs and releases heat.

Powerlist: Credit Unions

Ranked by total shares and deposits as of 12/31/09

Deal Watch: Gates bets $10M on Schrödinger

Though it's true that Microsoft chairman Bill Gates met Richard Friesner, co-founder of the Portland-based scientific firm Schrödinger, while playing bridge, there's much more to Gates' recent $10 million investment in Schrödinger than a card game. 

2010 100 Best Green Companies Methodology

We selected the 2010 100 Best Green Companies based on Sustainable Practices sections in both the employee and employer surveys completed last year by over 26,000 employees from 505 for-profit companies and nonprofit organizations. Participation in the 100 Best survey is voluntary and free of charge. Companies needed at least 15 full- or part-time Oregon employees at the time of the survey; nonprofits needed at least 10.

The Green List 2010

100best10logoSmThe 2010 list of Oregon’s Best Green Companies to Work For is all about diversity and commitment. Winners range from longtime sustainability gurus such as Gerding Edlen and the Bonneville Environmental Foundation to newcomers such as Ruby Receptionists and Hummingbird Wholesale.