The program aims to make Portland a great place to grow, through collaborations with City and County partners, community-based organizations, and our residents. Together, we strive to co-create a city for people off all ages and abilities, including families, caregivers, and individuals.
Past, present, and future planning and actions to reduce and prepare for the local effects of climate change.
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 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.
Requirements and resources for deconstructing – rather than demolishing – older buildings in Portland.
Works to ensure that City watershed and environmental health goals are met, along with goals for livable neighborhoods, a prosperous economy, and community equity.
Working to increase the participation of women and minority workers, and reducing barriers to economic opportunities for minority-owned and women-owned companies.
Fix-It Fairs connect Portlanders with experts – and each other – to learn simple, low or no-cost ways to save money and be healthy all year long. Find resources, attend workshops, share your skills, and much more.
Learn what to do with your garbage, recycling, and compost in Portland.
Providing information and guidance for protecting Portland’s historic places.
A policy that requires sellers of most single-family homes in Portland to obtain and disclose a home energy score at time of sale.
Take this 8-week course on waste prevention and recycling then volunteer 30 hours to share what you learned.
Creating green jobs, funding improvements to homes through renewable energy and energy efficiency investments, and supporting local businesses.
The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability provides and manages public place garbage cans around Portland.
The City of Portland adopted the Renewable Fuel Standard in 2006 to regulate minimum blends of biofuels in petroleum-based fuels sold in Portland, with the intent to reduce dependence on non-renewable fossil fuels.
Save money, support your community and conserve natural resources while enjoying more time with friends and family.
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.
Learn how to green your business, from recycling and reducing waste to using less water and energy, with these DIY tools and free resources.
Helps City bureaus save money, reduce carbon emissions and create a healthier more equitable workplace through technical assistance and advocacy.
The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability prioritizes efforts to reduce global carbon emissions from the local consumption of goods and services. Our work focuses on partnering with the community to help all Portland residents and local businesses thrive within the resource limits of the planet.