• Photo courtesy of Sally Schoolmaster.

Bud Clark Commons

Portland, OR

Project Categories

LEED Platinum and Housing + hospitality

Business Type

Residential and mixed-use building featuring social-services resources and low-income housing


108,000 square feet


Holst Architecture


Homeforward (formerly Housing Authority of Portland)

PAE Role

Mechanical engineering

Electrical engineering

Building analysis and modeling

Technology design

LEED Platinum


Percent better energy efficiency

than code requirements


Percent better water efficiency

than code requirements



  • Architecture 2030
  • LEED Platinum

Progress Report

Achieved 45% energy efficiency
Achieved 53% potable water efficiency

Special features

  • Lighting design exceeds energy code requirements by 25%
  • Solar hot-water heating that is among the largest in Oregon
  • A greywater reclamation system that is among the largest in Oregon
  • 100 percent outside air with heat recovery to supply outside air directly to each residential unit
  • Low-flow plumbing fixtures
  • High-efficiency HVAC system with UV filtration and displacement ventilation
  • Advanced utility sub-metering systems