SBO Roundtable: Let's boost attention to building operations (Photos)

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ZGF's Bob Packard was one of eight participants at a recent SBO Roundtable that addressed built environments. Click through for a closer look at what participants said about landlords' responsibilities, incentives and the role of Portland in the sustainability continuum.

Our Sustainable Business Oregon roundtables have become a deep source of enlightenment for participants and observers alike.

Take our latest such event, held in July, on built environments. Several of the assembled top-level execs from the world of building, design and policy pointed out that so-called "green" structures may not perform up to their built standards because landlords and tenants don't make optimum use of the sustainable systems.

Around and around: Executives weigh in on built environments

Landlords, for instance, may not operate thermostats correctly. Or tenants may not use easily accessible recycling containers.

The beauty is, not everyone agrees, which helped form a report on the scenario that appears in the special section Sustainable Development, Featuring the BetterBricks Awards. The section is an insert in Friday's Portland Business Journal.

Click through on the image above for a look at what the eight executives said during the most recent SBO roundtable.


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