Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 73.12
Liaison Jenny McNamara
Submission Date Feb. 21, 2014
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Portland State University
IN-3: Innovation 3

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Molly Bressers
Program & Outreach Coordinator
Campus Sustainability Office
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A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

Shattuck Hall Ecological Learning Plaza

Hosted by the School of Architecture at Portland State University, the Shattuck Hall Ecological Learning Plaza is an innovative outdoor laboratory that also serves as a delightful new public garden.
The Shattuck Hall Ecological Learning Plaza is a facility dedicated to research in sustainable building practices while engaging the public and encouraging community interaction.

The Plaza's current project features several green wall systems, green roof systems, demonstration landscapes and original furniture design. This project consists of vertical gardens, experimental sloped green roof, solar panels and permeable paving. These ecological building components will be a part of on-going research that will include analyzing improved urban ecology, on-site energy generation and storm water mitigation. The work in the plaza has been created by PSU students in Architecture, Engineering and the Green Building Research Lab, in collaboration with design and engineering professionals, manufacturers and public agencies.

Over time, the Plaza will become a space for further research and experimentation with other building materials and methods.

More info: http://www.pdx.edu/sustainability/news/eco-learning-plaza-unveiled-portland-state-campus

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