Ryan Harvey, sustainability coordinator at the Oregon Convention Center, has attained the distinction of LEED Green Associate by demonstrating knowledge and understanding of green building practices and principles needed to support the LEED® Green Building Rating System™. LEED certification is recognized across the world as the premier mark of achievement in green building. The Oregon Convention Center is one of only two venues of its kind in the nation to have achieved LEED Platinum status, the highest designation that can be earned.
LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices, and is transforming the way people think about how buildings are designed, constructed, maintained and operated across the globe.
“Ryan’s achievement will help him and the Oregon Convention Center as we work to re-certify the OCC in the LEED program over the coming months,” says OCC director of operations Matthew Uchtman. “We are extremely proud of Ryan and his important career accomplishment.”
By becoming a LEED Green Associate, Ryan has proven himself to be a top professional in his field and an active participant in the green building movement.
The Oregon Convention Center is owned by Metro and managed by the Metro Exposition and Recreation Commission. OCC is a LEED Platinum certified facility hosting groups from around the world and bringing millions of dollars into the Portland and Oregon economy.