• Photo courtesy of Loren Nelson.

Tillamook Forest Center

Tillamook, OR

Business Type

Interpretive center, fire-lookout-tower replica, retail, and offices


16,000 square feet


Percent better energy efficiency

than code requirements


Percent better water efficiency

than code requirements



  • Pursuing Carbon Neutral

Progress Report

Pursuing 20% energy efficiency
Pursuing 40% potable water efficiency

Special features

  • This project won the first State Energy Efficient Design (SEED) Award
  • Wood pellet heating system using pellets produced from lumber mill saw dust waste
  • Variable-volume air handling system
  • Onsite pond serving as a heat sink for air-conditioning system
  • Rainwater and stormwater collection system for reuse in toilets and fire-suppression system