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GSA Earns $445,000 Energy Incentive for Portland Federal Building

January 28, 2014

Release Date: January 28, 2014

Energy Trust of Oregon Recognizes GSA’s Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building Energy Saving Initiatives

Portland, Oregon - The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) today received a $445,000 incentive from Energy Trust of Oregon for energy-saving improvements made at the recently renovated Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building.

The check is part of Energy Trust’s resources and offerings to encourage cost saving energy measures on new construction projects. The Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building is on track to achieve a 55 percent reduction in energy use, saving approximately $300,000 to $400,000 in energy operating costs annually. The building was designed to be one of the most energy efficient office buildings in the country.

Energy Trust of Oregon is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping utility customers benefit from saving energy and generating renewable power.

Key Facts:

  • GSA and its design and construction partners Sera Architects and Howard S. Wright Construction installed a variety energy-efficient technologies and features including radiant cooling and heating, exterior shading, and photovoltaics on the roof that double as the rainwater collection system.
  • Because of the high performance green building features, Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt has earned the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification for New Construction.
  • This project highlights GSA’s ongoing commitment to superior environmental performance and building and maintaining federal buildings that reduce operating costs and save taxpayer dollars.

Northwest/Arctic Region Regional Administrator George Northcroft says:
“GSA’s commitment to improving the environmental performance of our buildings is a core part of our mission. We are committed to building green to help reduce the federal government’s energy and water use thereby reducing operation costs and ultimately saving money on behalf of the taxpayer,” said GSA Regional Administrator George Northcroft. “This incentive from Energy Trust of Oregon is a testament that our efforts are paying off.”

Oregon Trust Executive Director Margie Harris comments:
"The Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building showcases innovation in energy efficiency and solar generation. GSA and the entire project team have provided the community with a building that uniquely balances energy conservation with improved tenant and visitor experiences," said Margie Harris, executive director, Energy Trust of Oregon. " Energy Trust is pleased to have been a part of this effort from concept to completion."

Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building
Energy Trust of Oregon

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