The Audubon Society of Portland has organized Lights Out Portland for September 30, 2016 to save energy, save lives and see stars. Studies show in the United States, up to 1 billion birds die every year from colliding into a building window. Most birds migrate at night and rely on natural light from the sky, but city lights can interfere and deceive their path. By reducing our lighting, we can minimize risk and provide a safe route.
Portland will be joining 21 other cities to turn off unnecessary light to our buildings. To do our part, TMT has asked tenants of Park Avenue West and Fox Tower to pull down their blinds at dusk on the 30th. Our building engineers will be turning off our roof & non-emergency lights as well.
Please join us on September 30th and shut it down for Lights Out Portland!
In honor of Earth Day, TMT Development provided electronic recycling through E-Waste Matters for our Fox Tower tenants and two days celebrating our tenants green efforts through our green vendors on Thursday and Friday. This is one of our favorite weeks of the year and a time to acknowledge what we are all doing every day to make this earth a better place.
We provided over 10 varieties of tomato plants to show our appreciation for the participation of our tenants. Everyone was excited to get to choose their personal preference. We had Chocolate Cherry, Brandywine, Roma, Early Girl and Oregon Spring Tomatoes. 12 tenants in our building won amazing gift cards to Ringside Fish House, Brunch Box, Pastini, Nordstrom, Nike, TriMet, Dragontree Spa and Case Study Coffee to our tenants who visited our local vendors who practice sustainability every day.
Thank you to the following vendors for making Earth Week at Fox Tower such a success:
Soup Cycle, Earth Share Oregon, Rebuilding Center, Portland Pedal Power, Eco Baby Gear, Energy Trust, Bark Out, Green Furniture Solutions, Cartridge World, and E-Waste Matters
TMT Development is honored to be recognized by Oregon Business Magazine as one of the Best 100 Green Workplaces in Oregon. Companies selected for this honor are determined by an anonymous employee survey and an independent assessment of the employers’ sustainability practices.
TMT is committed to sustainable development and aims to be one of Portland’s “green leaders.” Several TMT Development properties are either LEED certified or in the process of becoming LEED certified through efforts such as retrofitting lights and reducing building-wide water consumption. In addition, TMT achieved Gold certification through the City of Portland Sustainability at Work division in 2014. This certification recognizes a business’s positive impact on the environment and the local community.
The PwC Portland office was recently achieved LEED-CI (commercial interiors) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. This recognition makes PwC the first LEED-CI certified tenant at Fox Tower. Congratulations, PwC! This is truly a testament to your commitment to sustainability.
The Park Avenue West Tower project was recently honored with the Lease of the Year award for the signing of anchor tenant Stoel Rives at the Portland Business Journal’s Better Bricks Commercial Real Estate Awards breakfast. Capacity Commercial Group represented TMT Development in the lease deal, along with Cushman & Wakefield, who represented Stoel Rives. Stoel Rives will occupy nine floors of Park Avenue West Tower when it opens in 2016.
TMT Development has recently attained “Gold Certification” through the City of Portland’s Sustainability at Work program. To become Gold Certified, businesses have to meet strict criteria that demonstrate a commitment to sustainability. Examples include an office recycling program, use of energy-efficient lighting, having available electric vehicle charging stations, and purchasing post-consumer recycled paper supplies. By obtaining this certification, TMT is fulfilling its mission to being a sustainable, eco-friendly business.