10/27 Happy Hour Event to learn about Portland’s Alternative Technology Advisory Committee

Ever wondered about ATAC? They’re the all volunteer committee that has helped projects seek appeals for innovative green building practices from the high tech, like an air admittance valve to the low tech, like light straw clay. Come learn what ATAC does to help innovative projects get permits. This is part of a monthly series by the Portland Collaborative.

Join Molly in a facilitated discussion with Terry Whitehill of Portland’s Bureau of Development Services about ATAC.

When:   Wednesday, October 27, 5:30-7:30pm
Where:  Brightworks Sustainability, 412 NW Couch St #202, Portland, OR 97209

This is part of a monthly series the Portland Collaborative puts on to have fun network, and learn about green building initiatives, policies and techniques being deployed locally. The Portland Collaborative is a branch of both the Cascadia Green Building Council and the International Living Future Institute (ILFI).

The Alternative Technology Advisory Committee, authorized under Portland City Code 24.10.087, assists the Bureau of Development Services in reviewing innovate sustainable building technologies and methods for compliance with the Building Code requirements. The Committee reviews requests submitted by applicants to determine if emerging technologies can be found to meet the building code, as well as promote a positive impact to the earth’s natural systems. The Committee makes non-binding recommendations to the Director (or designee) of the Bureau of Development Services that can be considered as part of a building code appeal.

5:30-6:15 Reception

6:30-6:45 ATAC Committee

6:45-7:30 Idea Exchange

RSVP (though not required)