Portland Building reconstruction project (In process)
Working with a $195 million dollar budget, the iconic Portland Building renovation took on ecoREAL In collaboration with Day CPM as Owner's Rep Sustainability Advising for ETO Path to Net Zero (PTNZ), LEED, and Well Building enhancement features.
Mulnomah County Central Courthouse (in process)
SRG Partnership hired ecoREAL to provide LEED Project administration, which was kick started with summer facilitating an eco-charrette with county staff, designers, engineers, and contractors utilizing the GBIM Software for health and material tracking and verification. GBIM software is helping save hundreds of hours in LEED documentation and helping to avoid costly RFI's on this $395 million dollar project.
Portland Union Station (in process)
Convergence Architects brought ecoREAL on the Union Station project as Sustainability Master Planners to help facilitate bringing Living Building, Well, Green Globe, Path the Net Zero (PTNZ), 2030 challenge and LEEDv.4 NC vs Campus Approach into the renovation of the Union Station. Our methods provides a holistic approach for sustainable design in the effects of the building, occupants, and community as a whole.
Multnomah County Health Department HQ, Collaborative Design Process (in process)
The new MCHD HQ is adjacent to Bud Clark Commons and every decision with core placement, HVAC systems, and fenestration needs to be cognizant of this close-knit site relationship. LEED is a framework to quantify healthy high performance building and ecoREAL’s GBIM tools integrate sustainability goals seamlessly into the design and construction process to streamline documentation and provide progress reports that help the team stay on track. Similar to medicine you need to measure and assess in order to create a health plan that someone can sustain. ecoREAL provides those measurement tools to help the team make decision that will ensure the long-term health and performance of the building. The dashboards in our progress reports can be integrated with Energy Management and intranet systems to education tenants and facility staff to engage them in sustainable practices.
In the spirit of collaboration, various stake holders of the HD project participated in an ecocharrette, a program unique to ecoREAL’s process that creates a dynamic conversation about sustainable strategies for the project. We also used our GBIM software that tracks LEED credits in real time, providing the client with a cost effective tool to facilitate the LEED process. In addition to these processes, we also looked at this project through our Triple Bottom Line lens which provides a value proposition that takes environmental, economic and social impacts into consideration for design and construction strategies.
Franklin High School (in process)
Skanska is utilizing ecoREAL's GBIM lean LEED CM + Healthy Material Tracking software to streamline the LEED construction credits, and verify low-emitting materials before they come on site to avoid costly RFI's, change orders and save hundreds of hours in LEED documentation.
Reynolds High School (in Process)
ecoREAL is working in collaboration with ETO and Hodaie Engineering to provide energy modeling analysis and feasibility studies to maximize the Reynolds School Districts return on investment.
Reynolds Elementary Schools
EcoREAL is working in collaboration with Day CPM, ETO and Hodaie Engineering to provide energy modeling analysis and feasibility studies to maximize the Reynolds School Districts return on investment.
Marriott Pearl, 1st Time a Project Received 100% Construction Credit Approval from LEED GBCI Reviewer (in process)
ecoREAL worked with Howard S. Wright Construction to manage the LEED material and waste tracking process. The team saved time and money with ecoREAL's proprietary Green Building Integrative Management software and Lean LEED tools, Summer developed on a Federal job-site in 2009, that make sustainability requirements a seamless and easy part of the process for the general contractors and subs to incorporate at every step of the project. As a result, the project earned all of the pursued LEED Construction Credits the first time without the headache!
Hand and Eye Supply, Sustainable & Creative Design (finished)
For Hand-Eye Supply’s second storefront in the Portland area, ecoREAL worked with Buzz Gorder of Gorder Design to create a dynamic and attractive retail space and “curiosity club” within a previously dilapitated building in Portland’s SW neighborhood. This project was funded in part by a PDC DOS grant that helps local small businesses grow as well as an Energy Trust Incentive from the state. In addition to Gorder Design, we also collaborated with a team of lighting experts and engineers in order to revitalize the aging building where the store is located.
This project presented our team with many challenges, aside from the aging structure of the building, which needed multiple interventions to meet code requirements, the lighting was very poor inside the space and the building tended to run very hot. These challenges provided us with the opportunity to utilize creative strategies for the lighting in the space as well as an energy efficient HVAC system to keep the temperture of the space down. These design descisions played an important role in the project receiving the Energy Trust Incentives.
LEED Plastic Manufacturing Facility, Efficiency with GBIM (finished)
ecoREAL worked with the client to evaluate LEED and Green Globes certification. Summer's GBIM material tracking software helped overcome hurdles with materials that needed to meet performance requirements, but did not meet the low-emitting material requirements for LEED Indoor Environmental Quality credits.
Freeman Motors, Path to Net Zero (in progress)
This project includes an existing warehouse previously occupied by Freeman Motors. The building is approximately 10,000sf and will be converted into a collaborative workspace/work-out area/ lounge kitchen. ecoREAL will implement their GBIM software to track and verify healthy building materials. For energy efficiency, the energy model will assess the performance of various R-values for insulating the roof, walls, and floors. This energy model will also take into consideration several glazing options for the project.
The goals of the project are to find ways to optimize the existing building structure and site to maximize energy saving opportunities, and retrofit the space to work cohesively with the passive and mechanical systems in order to achieve Net Zero energy use. ecoREAL will look to accomplish this goal by focusing on water heating & conservation, lighting, ventilation, renewable energy strategies, HVAC systems, energy management, and building materials used in the project. To meet the Net Zero goal, it is essential for these systems to work together holistically in order to minimize energy loss.
ecoREAL served as the LEED project administrator for the Ninkasi project. Responsibilities included working with the owner, architect, engineer, and contractor to overcome challenges during the building process to ensure sustainable practices throughout the project. With this effort, the Ninkasi project is the first brewery to pursue a LEED campus rating.
In this project, we used our Triple Bottom Line approach to help the city of Eugene weight the multiple sustainable strategies at their disposal in order to make the decision of what was appropriate for the scope of this project. We also used our GBIM software to help contractors understand their role in the construction process and enabled them to track the material being used throughout the construction process.
Oregon Energy Department Buildings, Partnership with MWESB (finished)
ecoREAL led a collaborative partnership group of MWESB companies to complete an upgrade of three OED buildings for the State Department of Administrative services in Klamath Falls, Bend and Eugene. The team utilized ecoREAL’s GBIM cloud-based platform to collaborate, assign tasks, share documents, and provide real-time updates to the State’s Project Manager who was also the head of Sustainability for the State at that time. We were also responsible for performing on-site audits, and through our unique triple-bottom line assessment process, provided recommendations to improve efficiency and reduce life cycle costs by taking a holistic approach to HVAC, daylighting, envelope, and energy management systems.
We provided sustainable design strategies, specifications, and construction drawings for all three building upgrades that provided solutions that met long-term goals while maintaining the budget and schedule. The Project Manager left in the middle of bidding for those projects, and we overcame that hurdle through our diligent documentation, ability to problem solve, and collaborative spirit working with the new Project Manager. We were also able to match innovation with practicality in our solutions.
The Felton project on SW 6th Ave consisted of an existing building that, despite constraints such as a limited budget and multiple tenants, was still able to achieve LEED Silver certification. ecoREAL served as the Owner Sustainability Representative and the LEED project administrator. In addition to this building we are also in charge of managing Felton Properties Energy Star Portfolio for their other existing stock.
ecoREAL was able to impliment systems in the building to track the energy and water used, effectivly cutting the water use of the entire building in half. Through our efforts on the project, the building also achieved Energy Star certification. As in many other ecoREAL projects, our GBIM software was used to track the progress on becoming LEED certified in real time, giving all members of the team crucial information in order to stay on track.