• Photo courtesy of Sally Schoolmaster.

Bud Clark Commons

Portland, OR

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)



  • 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