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Portland - Flexible Living: ADUs, Small Spaces, and More

Session 5 of the 2011-2012 Portland - Western Columbia Chapter Educational Series
When Feb 29, 2012
from 06:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Where Earth Advantage Institute, 808 SW 3rd Ave., Portland
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Join us for Session 5 of the 2011-2012 Portland - Western Columbia Chapter Educational Series

Eco-Remodeling:  Flexible Living

$5 Guild Member, $10 Non-Member
Includes Pizza & Refreshments
Earth Advantage Institute, 808 SW 3rd Avenue, Portland


* 6:00-6:30pm NWEBG & Passive House Phorum Social
* 6:30-6:50pm Jordan Palmeri, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
* 6:50-7:45pm Eli Spevak, Orange Splot
* 7:50-8:30pm Scott Crosby, Architect and Small Space Designer

Jordan Palmieri is an Environmental Scientist in the Green Building Program at the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.  He specializes in using lifecycle analysis to evaluate the full lifecycle benefits of various green building practices.  Most recently, Jordan has used his research to demonstrate that the environmental benefits of smaller homes are in many cases dramatically undervalued.  He has worked on building code, rating systems, material modeling, and local incentive structures to place the value of "size" on par with other green building practices.

Eli Spevak has been creating affordable, community-oriented housing developments in Portland since he arrived in 1994 to volunteer as a construction site supervisor with Portland Habitat for Humanity. During his first decade in Portland, he managed the finance and construction of over 250 units of affordable housing while working for community based non-profit organizations. After taking a year off to work as a backcountry ranger, Eli launched a development and general contractor company, Orange Splot LLC, with a mission to pioneer new models of community-oriented, affordable, green housing developments in Portland - ideally within an easy bike ride of his house. Orange Splot projects have been featured in the New York Times, Sunset Magazine, Portland Spaces, the Oregonian, and Portland's annual Build It Green! tours.  Eli is also involved in the local small home movement and guides annual bike tours of tiny homes in Portland.

As a project manager of multi-family housing for fifteen years, architect Scott Crosby understands the need to make each living unit efficient and affordable. This experience, combined with a passion for sailboats, generated an inquiry to identify design elements that can make smaller spaces both highly functional and  liveable. His current efforts are focused on creating a website to share experiences, resources and design expertise to enhance opportunities and quality of small space living.

Next in the series:

SESSION 6: * Cutting Edge * March 28th 2012

SESSION 7: * Tight Envelope * Date to be determined

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