• Photo courtesy of Sally Painter Photography.

The Ramona

Portland, OR

Project Categories

High-performing buildings and Housing + hospitality

Business Type

New residential building featuring educational and daycare facilities

Size

230,000 square feet

This ultra-low energy building is operating at an EUI of 22 and was constructed for approximately $127 per gross square foot.

Architect

Ankrom Moisan Associated Architects

Owner

Turtle Island Development

PAE Role

Mechanical engineering

Electrical engineering

LEED Gold

35

Percent better energy efficiency

than code requirements

Sustainability

Certifications

  • LEED Gold

Progress Report

Achieved 20-35% energy efficiency

Special features

  • Energy Use Index (EUI) rating of 18.7kbtu/sf/yr with renewable energy (EUI of 21.5 kbtu/sf/yr without renewable energy)
  • 30kW solar photovoltaic array
  • High-performance glazing
  • 538,000 BTU/yr solar domestic water heating
  • Efficient lighting and daylighting with occupancy sensor controls
  • Efficient condensing water heaters
  • Heat-recovery-dedicated outdoor air systems