The South Waterfront area of Portland is a new and interesting neighborhood. All the buildings in South Waterfront will be LEED certified and thoughtfully planned. The 35-acre, 17-block district abutting the Willamette River is also the first urban neighborhood to achieve Salmon-Safe certification. The mission of Salmon-Safe is to restore the health of watersheds so salmon can spawn and thrive. Here’s what the certification tells us about South Waterfront:
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This technology by Swedish company Home Energy has taken the web by storm over the past couple days. The Energy Ball is an aberration in a small wind market that seems to be dominated by vertical axis, helical, miniature, and three-blade designs. It takes the shape of a puffed up flounder — with an orb of six blades and a fin to guide the orb towards the wind.
I just received an email about an interesting project on the cusp in Steamboat Springs, Colorado called Aviator. Aviator is a mixed-use, multifamily and storage units facility that’s targeting LEED Gold certification. Seeking superior energy efficiency for the project, Olson Development retained EcoSteel to provide the structure. EcoSteel calculates that their company could contribute ~18 points towards overall certification of Aviator based upon energy efficiency (10), heat island effect reduction (1), and recycled, reused, and regional materials use (7).