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A new standard in permanent and temporary shelters, Bud Clark Commons represents an innovative and aesthetically-conscious step in Portland’s Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness.  The project features smart and sustainable design while integrating landscaping, sculpture and green elements. (KPFF Project)

Sustainable Features:

  • LEED platinum certification.

  • 53% reduction of regulated potable water.

  • 52% of rainwater from maximum anticipated 24-hour, two-year storm event managed onsite.

  • Greywater harvesting system captures water from showers and washing machines to flush toilets, reducing water needs.

  • Rainwater is collected from ecoroofs and daylighted/exhibited in upper and lower courtyards via stormwater planters featuring public art.

  • Solar-powered hot water system meets almost all hot water needs for the building, year-round.

  • Low-flow plumbing fixtures.

  • Drought-tolerant native plants.


  • 2013 ASLA Professional Awards, Honor Award
  • 2014 AIA Top Ten Award 

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