Just recently, I noticed news that One Waterfront Place in the River District of Portland has received Platinum precertification under the LEED-CS program. One Waterfront Place is said to be the first Platinum precertified project on the West Coast and the first precertified project of any level in Oregon. And, as you can tell with the above rendering, the $100 million, 270,000 sf commercial office building has a posh location right near the river. The Class A+ building will have a host of green amenities:
Some of those amenities include: ample natural light, secure bike parking with shower / fitness facility, eco-roofs, a storm water garden, on-site electrical generation, use of quality recycled materials, and low-VOC paints and coatings.
There’s a lot going on with green buildings across the U.S., but OWP is at the head of the pack with 53 points earned at precertification. But we still have some time left before the building is complete in early 2010. This whole area of Portland is doing green things, so we’ll keep coming back to the topic.