230 Ash Receives LEED Platinum Award
April 29, 2020
We are pleased to announce 230 Ash has received the highest LEED certification possible – Platinum. LEED analyzes a building’s impact on the environment and evaluates decisions made in site selection, energy and water use efficiency, the materials used for construction, indoor air quality, and sustainability. The award is a recognition of a building’s design and construction beyond industry standards for environmental responsibility.
230 Ash replaces a surface parking lot in the heart of Portland’s Skidmore/Old Town Historic District with ground floor retail space and a mix of affordable and market rate apartments. LEED recognizes residential density in urban locations as a key metric to reducing environmental impacts – 230 Ash is classified beyond LEEDs highest level of density achieving 300 residential units per acre. A dramatic roof top amenity deck provides all residents access to open space overlooking Mt. Hood and the Willamette River. The six-story building was designed to improve energy performance 26% better than a baseline building with high quality HVAC systems, energy efficiency appliances and low-flow water fixtures.
The certification of 230 Ash is the 16th LEED Platinum award for GBD and the most recent of 66 total LEED awards.