The Pearl and the Southwest Waterfront are just two Portland
neighborhoods that Ankrom Moisan has helped shape over the decades through
human-centered architecture and forward-thinking urban design. Soon we’ll be
instrumental in the growth of another Portland district when our new
headquarters moves to Old Town Chinatown later this month. Designed by AMA,
38 Davis is a mixed-use building that will house our new workplace, University
of Oregon facilities, apartments, and retail.
As a firm that puts sustainability at the forefront of our
projects, we naturally incorporated multiple green strategies into this design—38
Davis is pursuing LEED NC Gold certification under LEED v4. This rating system
is described by the U.S. Building
Council as “bolder, more specialized, and designed for a better user
experience,” compared to previous LEED standards.
Some of the high-performance features of 38 Davis include:
- The high efficiency façade that will help the
building perform approximately 30% better than required by Oregon energy code.
- A real-time energy monitor.
- A Variable Refrigerant flow (VRF) system for
cooling and a dedicated outdoor air system with heat recovery for ventilation
that will regulate the temperature of the office space.
- Ducted ventilation with heat recovery in every
- A 14-panel solar hot water system which is
projected to meet 65% of the building’s domestic hot water load and offset 54%
of the building’s natural gas use.
- Greywater collection from
residential sinks and showers to be reused for toilet flushing; 100% of
the demand for the commercial toilets is met by this strategy.
- Efficient, Water
Sense-certified building fixtures (low-flow toilets; 1.75 gpm showerheads,
1.0 gpm lavs), targeting an overall 40% potable water reduction.
- A green roof that reduces
stormwater runoff volumes and filters out contaminants.
Many recycled and locally sourced building materials were
incorporated into the structure and interior of the building as well, including
harvested and milled wood used in the framing, lobby, and doors, and glass
bottles found on site during construction featured in the interiors of our new
office. In addition, an aggressive construction waste recycling program
responsibly disposed of materials during the build.
Located in Old Town Chinatown, 38 Davis also has a Walk
Score of 94 and a Transit Score of 90. You can read more about the building and explore the site's history here.