Changes Coming to Lighting Incentives

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Fluorescent Lighting Ban: Act Now to Save Big with LED! If you caught the last Decarb Dispatch or our blog post, “Fluorescent Lighting Fades Out in Oregon,” you know that starting January 1, 2025, sales of fluorescent lamps and fixtures will be banned in Oregon. Switch to LED and Save! To ease this transition, Energy…

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EcoDistrict Play Street Tour

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Join Us for the EcoDistrict Play Streets Tour! We are thrilled to announce the Lloyd EcoDistrict Play Streets Tour! This August and September, we’re transforming streets and parking spaces into vibrant, car-free zones filled with activities and fun for all ages. Each event is free to attend, so bring your friends and family and join…

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Connecting Resources, Building Community: Lloyd Fair 2024 Recap

The Lloyd EcoDistrict is thrilled to share the success of the second annual Lloyd Community Resource Fair! Held on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at the Lloyd Center, this event brought our community together for a day of support, resource-sharing, and neighborly connection. A Vibrant Turnout With over 350 attendees, the fair had even more attendees…

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Refreshing the NE Multnomah Pollinator Corridor

As we wrapped up Earth Month, Lloyd EcoDistrict and our volunteers partnered to get our hands dirty along the Pollinator Corridor. With volunteers from the Northwest Energy Efficiency Association (NEEA) who work in the Lloyd 700 building, our team helped weed, add new soil, and new plants to the planters along the Pollinator Corridor along…

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Fluorescent Lighting Fades Out in Oregon

Do you have a commercial building in Oregon with fluorescent lighting? If so, you should be aware of Oregon House Bill 2531, signed into law in July 2023, which prohibits the sale, offer, or distribution of fluorescent lamps. The prohibition on screw-in compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) went into effect on January 1, 2024. Prohibitions on…

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PSU Students Envision a Residential Revival for Lloyd’s Office Buildings

Did you know some of PSU’s brightest Master of Urban & Regional Planning students, in collaboration with Lloyd EcoDistrict and dozens of Lloyd and subject area experts, have been exploring how Lloyd’s empty office spaces could become vibrant homes? Their new Existing Conditions report addressing the first half of their project, “Lloyd Office to Residential…

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Spotlight on Sustainability: Celebrating Our Model the Way Winners

Last month’s Model the Way event was a community celebration of the individuals and organizations driving positive change in the Lloyd neighborhood. This annual awards ceremony is a cornerstone of our community’s commitment to sustainable and resilient urban development. Award Winners: Champions of Change Keith Jones – Bedrock AwardKeith Jones has been instrumental in numerous…

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Increasing Resilience through Financial Wellbeing

Fitting within Lloyd EcoDistricts Residential Resilience initiatives, we continuously seek out innovative ways to help everyone in our community. Early this year, we launched an educational series around financial wellness. At Home Forward’s The Louisa Flowers multifamily apartments, we partnered with financial experts from KeyBank to provide financial wellness workshops for residents. From topics like…

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Reflecting on a Perfect Evening at Model the Way

Last Tuesday’s Model the Way event was a gift and milestone for Lloyd EcoDistrict. Nearly 100 attendees gathered to celebrate our community’s progress and potential, and the event was a vibrant showcase of commitment and creativity. The heart of last night’s event was not only the incredible turnout and the powerful stories shared by our…

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