Sustainable building is on the rise – in Portland and across the world. The global green building market has surpassed $260 billion, and client demand is expected to keep pushing that number higher.

People are turning towards architecture that’s harmonious with nature for many reasons: economics, health, energy reduction and an overall awareness that the spaces where we live and work can be more than toxic boxes. From tiny houses to sustainable wood, to living buildings and urban forest canopies, there’s a movement to build green.

Join us Friday, Jan. 22, at 1:00 p.m. for a live broadcast of Biz503 as we talk to industry experts about the in-and-outs of the sustainable building movement. Mark Grimes of NedSpace and Cindy Tortorici from The Link will lead a discussion about the designs, ideas and visions of those who are pushing the borders of what it means to “build green.”

Our show guests include:

Lana Menard,  member of Simply Home Community, and Owner of Niche Consulting

Terry Campbell, Director of Business Development, Sustainable Northwest Wood, Inc.

Ryan Shanahan, Senior Green Building Consultant at Earth Advantage

Tom Liptan, Board Member at the Urban Greenspaces Institute , (recently retired from Portland Bureau of Environmental Service)

Eric Corey Freed, Author, Speaker, Green Architect and Founding Principal of organicARCHITECT

Jenna Chen, Design Manager & Collective Manager at People’s Food Co-op

Thomas Robinson, Founder of LEVER Architecture

Joel Miller, Building Manager at Ecotrust