Gallery: Vestas’ New Headquarters in Portland Shoots for LEED Platinum

 

Vestas, the world’s largest wind turbine maker, announced Wednesday that it will convert a former Portland, Oregon department store warehouse into its new North American headquarters. An impressive undertaking generously supported by the local government, once the renovation is complete, Vestas will become home to the city’s largest array of solar panels and a gorgeous eco-garden terrace. Gerding Edlen Development, a leader in green architecture, has been chosen to oversee the conversion of the former Meier & Frank warehouse, and with five stories and 194,000 square feet in the pipeline, Vestas will finally be able to house its entire staff under one, green roof.  More that just a building of adaptive reuse, the new construction is shooting to achieve LEED Platinum certification!

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  1. pdx_smbiz March 7, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    I’d love to get an interest free loan from the city for my small business. We aren’t platinum LEED (we lease), but had 80% job growth at our company this year, implement green/eco practices, and are a very successful company.

  2. stumble August 26, 2010 at 11:33 am

    you call that tiny little scattered plants, a roof garden? LMAO…

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