Discover The Lloyd EcoDistrict
The Lloyd District, found in inner Northeast Portland, is home to one of the nation's most thriving collation of businesses, residents and organizations, all with one goal in mind. Since 2012 the revitalized Lloyd EcoDistrict has been working towards becoming the most sustainable living-and-working district in North America. In order to achieve this goal, the Lloyd EcoDistrict has focused its time on five showcase priority ideas. These include a Zero Waste Strategy, Building Efficiency Plan, Improvement of Transportation, District-wide Green Streets Strategy and Brand Definition.
Lloyd EcoDistrict’s Priority Ideas
Zero Waste Strategy
The Lloyd EcoDistrict has been working with a team from the Community Environmental Services, Zero Waste Alliance, Metro, Institute for Sustainable Solutions and the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability on a district wide zero waste strategy to reduce the amount of valuable materials being disposed of in the landfill. This strategy includes working with and training local businesses including restaurants, cafes and other food generating businesses on how to properly comply with Portland’s mandatory food waste collection.
Building Efficiency Program
The Building Efficiency Program connects Portland’s businesses and property owners with tools allowing them to operate more efficiently, lower utility costs and save energy.
Improve Alternative Transportation
The Lloyd EcoDistrict works closely with Go Lloyd, GetAround and the Portland Bureau of Transportation to lower carbon emissions, minimize vehicular traffic and improve streetscape. The Lloyd EcoDistrict is currently working with the PBT to complete the NE Multnomah Street Pilot Project, which will create a “main street” for the Lloyd District and incorporate bike lanes and other needs for multi-modal transportation users.
District-wide Green Streets Strategy
The Lloyd EcoDistrict plans to work with the Bureau of Environmental Services, Portland Development Commission, the Portland Bureau of Transportation, Lloyd TMA, and a talented design team to create green streets. These green streets will cut the cost of sewer fees, restore the natural habitat, and have improved water management.
Defining the Lloyd EcoDistrict Brand
The Lloyd EcoDistrict is focusing on communicating their mission throughout Portland and continuing to help their partnered businesses communicate their participation and efforts to their clients in order to document the value of the Lloyd EcoDistrict.
Source:The Lloyd EcoDistrict