Multnomah County Central Courthouse Building Tour

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AEE CRC and Energy Trust of Oregon are pleased to announce an upcoming building tour of the Multnomah County Central Courthouse.

About this Event

As part of Sustainable Building Week, the Association of Energy Engineers Columbia River Chapter (AEE CRC) and Energy Trust of Oregon are pleased to announce an upcoming building tour of the Multnomah County Central Courthouse.

This is a rare mid-construction tour to see behind the walls of the impressive new facility just west of the Hawthorne Bridge. The new courthouse is 463,000 sq ft, 17 stories, and will house 44 courtrooms, district attorney’s offices, judges’ chambers, and secure holding of detainees. The facility is enrolled in the Energy Trust of Oregon Path to Net Zero program and features innovation throughout the envelope and mechanical design, including high efficiency chillers & boilers, active chilled beams, and radiant floors. The project also incorporated advanced seismic bracing and resilient strategies to increase safety.

Please note: due to the fact the project is still an active construction site, we need to keep tours to a maximum of 20 people. Therefore, we will offer two tour times. Please register for the tour you would like to attend.

Please bring your own PPE (hard hat, safety vest, safety glasses, close-toed shoes) to the tour.

Link to building webpage, including construction videos and renderings:

In addition to the tour, there will be an optional networking event after the tour at Paddy’s Bar & Grill, 65 SW Yamhill St, in Portland to continue the conversation. We’ll start at 3pm for the folks ending the first tour and continue until 6pm. There will be some tasty appetizers and one drink included. Come join us!

About Sustainable Building Week

October 14, 2019 kicks off the second annual Sustainable Building Week (SBW) an event-filled week from a cross section of Portland’s design professional organizations. The week will bring the best and brightest building professional organizations together to educate, connect and foster opportunities for future collaboration to Keep Portland Green. Whether its combating climate change, protecting our natural resources or investigating the increasing number of dangerous chemicals in our indoor spaces, the multitude of issues that need to be addressed require more attention by all of us.

Sustainable Building Week works to Keep Portland Green. SBW offers a week of events to break down siloed thinking to improve cross-disciplinary education, connectivity and future collaboration to promote sustainable practices and design across the city of Portland and beyond.

Cover image courtesy Multnomah County/SRG Partnership.

Event Detail

October 15, 2019 2:00 pm
October 15, 2019 6:00 pm


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