Blanchet House of Hospitality

Portland, OR

Project Categories

LEED Platinum and Housing + hospitality

Business Type

New residential building with dining facility on lower level


35,000 square feet


SERA Architects


Blanchet House

PAE Role

Mechanical engineering

Electrical engineering

Building analysis and modeling

LEED Platinum


Percent better energy efficiency

than code requirements on residential floors



  • Architecture 2030
  • LEED Platinum

Progress Report

Achieved 50% or greater energy efficiency
ETO path to Net-Zero Pilot Project

Special features

  • Holistic design that eliminates heaters in the bedrooms through a well-insulated envelope, right-sized windows, low infiltration, and tempered fresh air.
  • High-performance envelope
  • High-efficiency condensing boilers
  • Heat recovery ventilation
  • Efficient lighting, daylight, and occupancy sensor lighting control
  • Low flush and flow fixtures
  • Rainwater reclamation
  • Solar ready