The Energy Trust of Oregon presented GSA with a $445,000 check for energy-saving improvements the agency incorporated throughout the recently-renovated Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building in Portland. The improvements are expected to cut down on energy and water use, saving taxpayer dollars and allowing GSA to further other sustainable projects in the community.
GSA partnered with Sera Architects and Howard S. Wright Construction to install energy-efficient technologies and features including radiant cooling and heating, exterior shading, and solar panels on the roof that double as a rainwater collection system. Thanks to the improvements, the Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building is on track to achieve a 55 percent reduction in energy use, saving approximately $300,000 to $400,000 in annual energy operating costs.
The Energy Trust of Oregon is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping utility customers benefit from saving energy and generating renewable power.