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Allies for Efficiency training at The Nature Conservancy in Oregon

AUGUST 14, 2019 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Energy Trust invites you to a free Allies for Efficiency training and tour of The Nature Conservancy’s (TNC) new state headquarters. The Oregon Conservation Center is a 40-year-old building that was recently renovated to create a sustainable and functional Portland home for TNC and a resource for likeminded organizations.

Learn from the design team in this panel discussion and tour which will cover the building’s many efficiency improvements, including solar, stormwater management and new windows and mechanical systems. The building also features sustainable materials like Forest Stewardship Council-certified timber in cross-laminated timber panels, and cedar decking from TNC’s nature preserve forest thinning projects.

TNC’s priorities in Oregon include reducing greenhouse gas emissions, modernizing fishery management, advancing collaborative forest restoration and developing innovative approaches to sage grouse habitat protection. 


Wednesday, August 14
Panelist presentations: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Tour: 1:00 – 1:30 p.m. 



The Nature Conservancy
Oregon Conservation Center
821 SE 14th Ave
Portland, OR 97214
Lunch provided by Energy Trust.

 CEU: 1.5 AIA LU credits



 Jim Desmond is the state director of TNC in Oregon. Prior to his current position, Jim held various leadership roles at Metro, overseeing parks, natural areas, environmental education and the region’s recycling program. He has also worked as regional attorney for TNC in the Southeastern US.

 Timothy Cooke is an architect with experience working both nationally and internationally on a wide range of projects. Timothy has been with Lever Architecture since 2017.

 Anyeley Hallova is a partner with project^ and a development professional with over 14 years of experience working on mixed-use sustainable developments to city master plans. Her passion is creating unique developments that reflect the flavor of the local culture, respect the natural environment and build community.

 Kellee Jackson is a consultant and advocate with more than 10 years of experience in advancing sustainable built environments. With an interdisciplinary background in sustainability science, community development and real estate, she has a unique perspective on the interactions between people, place and nature.

 Jeff Becksfort is a senior associate with PAE Consulting Engineers, Inc. He has 20 years of experience in engineering heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, with a focus on environmentally sustainable buildings.




Date: August 14, 2019

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Event Category: Commercial



The Nature Conservancy

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The Nature Conservancy
821 SE 14th Ave
Portland, OR 97214 United States
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