Image courtesy of Ecotrust

Image courtesy of Ecotrust

Internalizing the System: Ecotrust, B-Line, New Seasons Market

Tomolla analyzed the feasibility of a self-supporting, shared materials management platform for B-line and other tenants at Ecotrust’s innovative Redd on Salmon Street, and New Seasons Market

Collection, aggregation, and distribution (including via bicycle) of all materials associated with day-to-day operations of the partnership were evaluated to explore a model that optimizes resource recovery and bottom-line value while exploring available closed-loop scenarios. Tomolla demonstrated the potential for an efficient materials “co-op” that may also act as an innovative service provider for the Portland’s Central Eastside Industrial District.