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 …Article tags: Development, residential