Local Buzz for Living Buildings
May 05, 2011
Gerding Edlen—along with developers in Seattle and Vancouver, B.C.—continues to receive attention for their plans for the Oregon Sustainability Center, reflecting a new trend for living buildings across the Pacific Northwest. Tom Banse at OPB news reports, “These mid-rise structures will generate their own power, collect their water from the sky and compost sewage on site…in other words, be pretty much self-sufficient.”
Projects like the Oregon Sustainability Center merge ultra-green building strategies with a people-oriented approach to energy savings.
Developer Dennis Wilde says “the biggest savings in the Portland building will come from letting the temperature inside fluctuate more than usual with the seasons: cooling less in the summer and heating less in the winter”