SUSTAINABILITY

Waterleaf’s work in the Pacific Northwest complements the natural characteristics of the local climate and ecosystem. Driven by the passions of our staff, the incorporation of sustainable measures is one way we rate the success of our projects. Whether or not a project is to achieve formal LEED certification, we weave sustainability and an awareness of environmental stewardship throughout all of our designs.

Waterleaf has adopted the 2030 Challenge to work towards carbon neutrality, and we are proud to be a trade ally with the EnergyTrust of Oregon’s New Buildings program.

Case Study: Henry V (LEED Silver)

Waterleaf worked with Henry V Events to create a new headquarters that was mindful of its occupants, the community, and the environment. A derelict food processing building in the Woodlawn neighborhood of NE Portland was ripe for adaptive reuse and was an excellent match for the client’s values and priorities. Waterleaf’s design for the renovation transformed the 30,000 sf building into open and flexible office, conference, and warehouse spaces. Awarded LEED Silver Certification in April 2008, the Henry V headquarters incorporated many sustainable features including: