Innovative Designs for Brewery Blocks Redevelopment

Nov 01, 2001

Gerding Edlen’s Brewery Blocks is designed to meet the highest environmental standards in the country

High-performance glazing is just one of the sustainable features that can be found in the Brewery Blocks development.

Portland's Brewery Blocks are attracting attention not just because it's the largest redevelopment in the city, but for its innovative sustainable designs. A profile in the Daily Journal of Commerce magazine profiles energy saving features of the five-block development in Portland’s Pearl District, designed to meet the highest environmental standards in the country.

Features include a centralized high-efficiency district cooling plant, the use of high-performance glazing, variable flow pumping system, induction lighting and solar panels.

“Part of our corporate philosophy is to make our buildings as environmentally responsible as possible. First, this is the right thing to be doing; second, this is just good business,” said Gerding Edlen Senior Project Manager Dennis Wilde.

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