• Photo courtesy of Loren Nelson.

  • Photo courtesy of Hedrich Blessing.

Port of Portland Headquarters

Portland, OR

Project Categories

LEED Platinum and Government

Business Type

Offices and parking for the Port of Portland headquarters at the Portland International Airport


Office: 205,000 square feet. Parking: 1,200,000 square feet.


ZGF Architects


Port of Portland

PAE Role

Mechanical engineering

Electrical engineering

Building analysis and modeling

Technology design

Architectural lighting design

LEED Platinum


Percent better energy efficiency

than code requirements


Percent better water efficiency

than code requirements



  • LEED Platinum

Progress Report

Achieved 50% energy efficiency
Achieved 80% potable water efficiency

Special features

  • 200 vertical closed-loop geo-exchange boreholes provide renewable heating and cooling source
  • Living machine to treat wastewater onsite
  • Reclaimed water for toilet flushing
  • Low-flow plumbing fixtures
  • Radiant heating and cooling with heat recovery and dedicated outside-air ventilation
  • Efficient daylighting controls