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.
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 $300 million dollar project.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.