Buyers are Going Green at The Henry
Sep 01, 2003
The Henry, a 15-story condominium tower in Portland's Brewery Blocks, hopes to become the country's first LEED Gold certified building. Sold-out ten months prior to completion, The Henry attracts buyers with its sustainable design and energy efficient features.
Set to become the first LEED Gold residential building before there are even clear LEED residential standards, Gerding Edlen is altering existing commercial standards. “‘We’re going the extra mile,’” said Dennis Wilde, the Brewery Block’s senior project manager.
“‘We think it’s important when we build projects that are a lasting part of the community to do everything we can to make them not a detriment to the community,’ he said.”
Aimee Curl’s DJC Magazine article on national sustainable trends speaks to The Henry’s tremendous success in the market. According to one future resident, “‘This is Oregon after all. This is what we pride ourselves in.’”