Gallery: Better Bricks recognizes green building leaders
By Christina Williams
Sustainable Business Oregon editor
John McMichael of Interface Engineering was honored for his work on the OHSU/OUS Collaborative Life Sciences Building, among other structures. He has 30 years of experience.
Some 300 members of Portland's green building community gathered Thursday morning to honor some of the brightest lights in their industry.
The 2012 Better Bricks Awards featured David Bragdon, director of New York Mayor Bloomberg's Office of Long-Term Planning & Sustainability and former Metro Council president, who gave a keynote address linking the two cities.
The awards, part of the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance's commercial building initiative, is designed to honor structures and programs that deliver building performance that goes above and beyond others in the region.
Photographer Cathy Cheney was on hand to capture the festivities, click on the image here to see a gallery of the awards event.
Winners were selected in the following categories:
- Owner/Decision Maker: Justin Hurley, Director of Real Estate and Sustainable Planning, Asante Health Systems
- Design Engineer Co-winners: John McMichael, Principal, Interface Engineering, and Steve Reidy, Principal PAE Engineers
- Facility Manager/Building Operations: Rob Beardon, Facility Director, Portland Art Museum, and Mac McMillan, Building Engineer, Portland Art Museum
- Service Contractor: Tom Konicke, Business Unit Manager – Oregon Energy & Facility Services Group, McKinstry
- Emerging Leader: Martin Tull, Executive Director, Green Sports Alliance
- Advocate: Ralph DiNola, Principal and Marketing Director , Green Building Services
- Special Judges Award: Mitch Dec, Energy Department Manager, Glumac
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