The Louisa Achieves LEED Gold

Mar 03, 2007

Three of the six buidings in the Brewery Blocks have achieved a LEED rating to date, including The Louisa, a 16-story apartment tower.

The Louisa, located in the Brewery Blocks, Portland, Oregon

The Louisa, a 16-story apartment tower located in Portland’s Brewery Blocks, has received LEED Gold certification. Celeste LeCompte of Sustainable Industries reports,

“The project features four separate green roofs that manage 28 percent of the site’s stormwater, as well as energy-efficiency measures that reduced the building’s energy usage by 40 percent compared to a conventional building of the same size.”

“According to project consultant Brightworks, The Louisa’s energy savings prevent 1.3 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions a year. Completed in 2005, the project was designed to earn LEED Silver certification, but energy-efficiency gains from construction methods and a strict non-toxic cleaning policy helped the building achieve additional credits that bumped it up to 39 points—just enough to earn a Gold designation.”

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