OHSU Center for Health & Healing

Location: Portland, OR
Type: Medical
Certification: LEED Platinum
Square Footage: 412,000
Project Completion: 2006
    • The 16-story, 412,000 sq. ft. building upon completion was the largest LEED Platinum project in the nation
    • 5,000 sq. ft. ground floor retail (pharmacy, optical and café) and 3 levels of underground parking with 500 stalls
    • Includes physician practices, surgery and imaging, health and wellness center, education and research, biomedical engineering and wet and dry labs
    • Adjacent 70-person tram connects the building to other buildings in the OHSU complex atop Marquam Hill, allowing OHSU to grow in an urban setting
    • One of the first large buildings in the U.S. to replace forced air conditioning with vastly more efficient passive cooling with chilled beams
    • Sun shades on the side of the building double as solar power generators
    • Houses the first large-scale on-site microturbine plant in Oregon, meeting 30% of electrical demands and nearly all hot water needs
    • On-site wastewater treatment plant (bioreactor) treats 100% of the building's wastewater and reuses approximately 22,000 gallons a day for non-potable uses (plumbing, building cooling system and irrigation)