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Ambitious new goals will keep building energy use steady for next 20 years

Lloyd EcoDistrict Convention CenterWith the release of a new Energy Action Plan, the Lloyd EcoDistrict has established a powerful goal for itself: There will be no net increase in building energy use over the next 20 years.  No net increase despite major new residential and commercial development anticipated in the Lloyd District, like the high performance Hassalo on Eighth project (currently under construction), which will bring 657 new apartment units and 60,000 square feet of new commercial space to the neighborhood.

To implement the plan, the EcoDistrict will rely upon a combination of high performance new construction, existing building energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy systems.  The Lloyd EcoDistrict will also continue to work with building management teams to assist with building energy monitoring and bulk purchasing opportunities.

In all, the Energy Action Plan identifies 15 specific projects that the EcoDistrict will undertake to accomplish its energy goals.   These projects and additional plan details can be found in the full report.  With the Energy Action Plan in place, the Lloyd EcoDistrict continues to make progress toward its goal of accelerating sustainable performance district-wide.

The Lloyd EcoDistrict Energy Action Plan was funded by PDC and drafted by Puttman Infrastructure with commercial property managers, building owners and BPS.  The plan details strategies to collectively achieve goals set in the City of Portland / Multnomah County Climate Action Plan.