Information and reports on Oregon DEQ’s long term vision to address the challenges of how materials are produced, used, and managed.
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality: Consumption-Based Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory for Oregon – 2005 (August 2011)
Summary Report on Local Consumption, Global Impact: Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Consumption in Oregon.
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality: Residential Green Building Briefing Paper (August 2011)
Briefing Paper on Residential Green Building. “In September 2010, Oregon DEQ completed a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) that prioritized residential waste prevention building practices based on life cycle environmental benefits. The research focused on ways to reduce and reuse materials over the life of a home.” This The briefing paper outlining research results.
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality: Sustainable Consumption and Waste Prevention Briefing Paper
“This paper provides some background on sustainable consumption and explores its relationship with waste prevention. The paper concludes that DEQ’s tradition of waste prevention work may be more effective if reframed clearly in the context of sustainable consumption.” This The briefing paper outlining research and conclusions.
Life Cycle Assessment of Drinking Water Systems: Bottled Water, Tap Water, and Home/Office Delivery Water (OR DEQ, 2009)
A report describing the LCA of three types of drinking water systems, and provides more information on which system is more environmental friendly. This LCA evaluates the environmental burdens for disposable and reusable systems for delivering drinking water.
“Find tools at this link to help you make simple changes to save more and live more!” “The Be Resourceful program was developed to give Portlanders tools and ideas for reducing waste, specifically, how to take action and where to find resources, while encouraging residents to try simple changes in how they get what they need.”