Real estate and construction

Real estate and construction
The green edge: Workplaces embrace sustainability
June 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010

0610_GreenCos02Recycling is so passé. All of the 100 Best Green Companies to Work For in Oregon are doing it — making sure paper, plastic, metal and any other recyclable material ends up in the blue bin and not the trash can. Many employees are even willing to reprimand their co-workers over matters of waste disposal, and when necessary, Dumpster dive.

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Brokers get green certification
High Five
Tuesday, May 25, 2010

A new program allows brokers to become educated and certified in green real estate.

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Contractors ignore EPA's lead paint rules
High Five
Monday, May 24, 2010

New EPA regulations require a special lead-based paint license to renovate pre-1978 homes, but some contractors are ignoring the rule.

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Portland architects struggle
High Five
Friday, May 21, 2010
Work is still limited, say Portland architecture firms who are still struggling, despite economic recovery elsewhere.
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Economic recovery leads businesses to upgrade
High Five
Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Businesses are moving into higher-quality, newer spaces as they recover from the recession and rents continue to drop.

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