Lloyd EcoDistrict Climate Resiliency Assessment Report: Vulnerabilities and Mitigation Measures for Portland’s Built Environment


By Joshua Baker

In 2022, RWDI completed a preliminary climate resiliency assessment for the Lloyd EcoDistrict, a central city neighborhood and business district in Portland, Oregon. 

The Lloyd EcoDistrict, like many other neighborhoods, will be subject to global and regional climate change impacts that will have local effects on the people, buildings, infrastructure, and natural assets of the district. While the assessment is Lloyd-specific, most of the findings and recommendations apply to communities and the built environment across the Portland metro area. 

The report considers the people and infrastructure of the business district during a projected timeline over the next thirty and fifty years and identifies climate hazards based on a business-as-usual emissions scenario. The risk (likelihood and impact) of each vulnerability can be mitigated by the thoughtful application of climate resilience mitigation measures.

Join us for a lunchtime webinar on April 11, 2023, to review key learnings of the assessment report, review measures that can be implemented in the design and operations of facilities, and discuss the next steps for buildings to consider. 


Joel Good, M.A.Sc., P.Eng

Joel is a Principal and the Sustainability Practice Area Leader with RWDI. He is a trusted advisor on projects aiming to create comfortable, sustainable, and resilient built environments that balance a site’s natural resources and climatic risks. Through research and practice,Joel is an industry leader, in incorporating future climate forecasting into the design process, from considering long-term energy, carbon, occupant, and comfort implications to assessing extreme climate risk and resiliency mitigation measures. In addition, Joel is a Certified Passive House Consultant and WELL Faculty member.

This webinar is presented by:

Lloyd EcoDistrict

Lloyd EcoDistrict’s vision is to ensure Portland’s Lloyd neighborhood is one of the most sustainable neighborhoods in North America and a leader in equity, resilience, and climate protection at the local level. They engage the community, form partnerships, and develop programs that create a connected, prosperous, and resilient neighborhood.


RWDI’s engineers and scientists help push the boundaries of what can be built, driven by their passion for sustainable innovation. RWDI helps clients tackle complex challenges in the built environment by combining innovative thinking, collaborative problem solving and a passion for expanding the boundaries of the possible.