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Brewery Block 4
Location: NW 11th & Couch and NW 12th & Davis
Building Type: Class-A commercial office space, retail
Construction Type: New construction
Area: 241,170 ft2 (usable area)
Project Scope: 10 stories
Project Cost: Not available
Completion Date: May 2003
Ratings & Awards: LEED Silver

Brewery Block Four is one of five blocks redeveloped as part of an effort to revitalize the old Blitz-Weinhard Brewery District downtown Portland. The Brewery Blocks successfully incorporate historically significant buildings, brewery relics such as two 4,500 gallon grain towers and new construction to form an environment that is reminiscent of the area’s industrial past yet promising of a sustainable progressive future. The building provides market-rate, Class-A commercial office space while boasting 23.5% electrical energy savings per year- a product of an integrated design approach that calls upon a variety of green measures to achieve this efficiency. Block 4 demonstrates the benefits of coupling sustainable design and construction with district planning in an effort to create a more symbiotic relationship between the built and natural environments.

Project Highlights:
  • Pre-development ecocharrette
  • District cooling plant
  • Alternative transportation-friendly location and design
  • Rooftop and envelope photovoltaics
  • Extensive ecoroof
  • 23.5% more energy efficient than code
  • Construction waste recycling
  • Tenant manual