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Programs

Climate Action

Past, present, and future planning and actions to reduce and prepare for the local effects of climate change.

Commercial Building Energy Reporting

This policy requires commercial buildings 20,000 square feet and larger to track building energy performance and report this information annually. The goal of this policy is to reduce energy costs and carbon emissions for commercial buildings in Portland in accordance with the Climate Action Plan.

Comprehensive Planning

Comprehensive planning helps the City of Portland prepare for and manage expected population and employment growth, as well as provide guidance for land use and public facility investment decisions.

Deconstruction Program

Requirements and resources for deconstructing – rather than demolishing – older buildings in Portland.

Environmental Planning

Works to ensure that City watershed and environmental health goals are met, along with goals for livable neighborhoods, a prosperous economy, and community equity.

Event Recycling

Equipment and technical assistance with composting, recycling, and garbage for Portland community events, fairs, and festivals.

Fix-It Fairs

Fix-It Fairs are FREE City of Portland neighborhood events held in November, January and February each year. Connect with experts and learn simple ways to save money and be healthy all year long. Pick up resources, attend workshops, get free lunch and childcare, and much more.

Garbage, Recycling, and Compost

Learn what to do with your garbage, recycling, and compost in Portland.

Historic Resources and Preservation

Providing information and guidance for protecting Portland’s historic places.

Home Energy Score

A policy that requires sellers of most single-family homes in Portland to obtain and disclose a home energy score at time of sale.

Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund (PCEF)

Creating green jobs, funding improvements to homes through renewable energy and energy efficiency investments, and supporting local businesses.

Smart City PDX

Partnering with the Portland community to make our city a place where data and technology are used to improve people’s lives, particularly in underserved communities.

Sustainability at Work

Learn how to green your business, with help from our expert advisors. Find free recycling labels and tips for educating coworkers. And get recognition for your sustainability efforts through our certification program.

Sustainable City Government

Helps City bureaus save money, reduce carbon emissions and create a healthier more equitable workplace through technical assistance and advocacy.