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The City of Portland, Oregon

Sustainability at Work

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Phone: 503-823-7037


ZGF Architects LLP



ZGF Architects is a design firm with an intentionally diverse portfolio including healthcare and research facilities, academic buildings, mixed-use developments, corporate campuses, museums, transportation facilities and ecodistricts. A practice with more than 600 professionals and offices in Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles, Washington DC, New York City, and Vancouver BC, ZGF has an ethos of collaboration, design excellence, stewardship of the natural and built environment, and exceptional client service.

Gold certification

  • New employees are provided a reusable mug and tote bag.
  • Sharing libraries, material donation to local nonprofits and schools.
  • Green roof, iconic operational wind turbines, and solar panels to offset water-heater, gray water system and rain garden on roof.
  • Centralized landfill/recycling/compost bins, no desk receptacles. Beyond the curb recycling.
  • One-side printed paper recycled into notebooks for staff use.
  • Green products and cleaners.
  • Require caterers to serve family style and support waste reduction efforts.
  • Reusable serving ware and dishes on site for meeting use. 
  • Private and secure bike parking, and e-bike charging for staff.
  • Showers and changing rooms support our non-motorized commuters.
  • Public transportation pass subsidized.
  • Motion sensors and daylight sensors for electronics and lights.
  • Purchase 30% recycled content office paper.



1223 SW Washington St Ste 200, Portland, OR 97205