Green Apartments Portland, OR

The Ladd in Portland, OR and its development company, Opus Northwest, are pleased to announce that the tower building is registered as a LEED Gold property for "New Construction," and the entire Ladd Block is registered as LEED Platinum for "Neighborhood Development."

SUSTAINABILITY:

  • Features 6,623 square feet of green roof areas planted with native vegetation that helps cleanse rainwater while enhancing outdoor social areas for residents
  • Exterior and interior lighting designed to reduce light pollution of the night sky
  • Situated near many modes of alternative transportation including streetcar, light rail, bus lines, Zipcar (on site), bicycle lanes and pedestrian routes

ENERGY and WATER CONSERVATION:

  • Saves over 30% of water compared to standard new apartment buildings
  • Saves over 28% of energy compared to other apartment buildings
  • 70% of the building's energy usage will be offset through the purchase of renewable energy credits supporting sources such as wind and solar power

MATERIALS SELECTION and INDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY:

  • Emphasis on regionally-sourced materials, as well as those with recycled content
  • Smoking prohibited within the building
  • Focus on low-emitting, non-toxic materials to promote high indoor air quality

WASTE MINIMIZATION:

  • Construction Waste Management: Over 75% of waste generated from building construction was diverted from landfills for reuse and recycling
  • Preservation of the Ladd Tower Carriage House prevented 700,000 pounds from entering landfills while preserving an important historical building

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