The Casey, Probably the Greenest Condos in U.S.

The Casey

Portland has tons of LEED buildings, but they’re hoping to claim the greenest residential condo tower in the United States.  The Casey Condominiums is on track to be the first residential building in the U.S. to receive LEED Platinum certification.  Sitting on the corner of NW 12th and Everett, which is smack dab in the Pearl District, this 16-story tower will have 61 units averaging just over 2,000 sf in size.  Word is they’re 70% pre-sold, too.  And in addition to 4,200 sf of ground-floor retail space, the luxury, eco-tower will feature a multi-faceted glass art installation (as you can see in some of the images).

The developer, Gerding Edling, built in a number of important green features, including the following: roof-mounted photovoltaics and vegetated eco-roof, onsite stormwater treatment, energy recovery units, high performance glazing and envelope, operable windows, CO2 monitors in retail spaces, water-efficient fixtures, and 95% recycling of construction waste.  All in all, The Casey Condominiums will be 50% more efficient than code. Not bad.






Glass Art by Bullseye Glass

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  • Victoria E

    I’m moving to Portland next year and would love to live there, but there’s no way in the world I’d be able to afford it. :(

  • Stephen

    I spent some time in the Pearl District over the summer during my trip out west. It’s a beautiful neighborhood- feels a lot like SoHo- and has easy access to Portland’s light rail. There were a number of buildings under construction in the Pearl while we were there. The one I wrote about at gbNYC, the Encore, is part of the Hoyt Yards development which is enrolled in USGBC’s LEED-ND program. Is the Casey part of that as well? It’s a different developer, so maybe not.

  • Brian Porter

    I have been in The Casey 3 times over the past few weeks, and it always strikes me as a beautiful building. I especially like the glass art in the lobby and hallways.

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