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200 Market Building
200 SW Market St.
Portland, OR 97201
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The 200 Market Building is a 19-story, 400,000 square foot office and retail building. It is the seventh largest multi-tenant office building in Oregon and the first building of its kind in the nation to achieve LEED-EB Gold certification. 200 Market is an excellent example of how existing buildings can be transformed to achieve high levels of performance and efficiency. The building earned the EPA's ENERGY STAR label in 2007.

When Russell Development purchased the building in 1988, immediately steps were taken to improve the building's environmental quality by removing asbestos. By 2003, significant investments had been made in energy efficiency, with innovative installations of equipment such as the experimental 30 kW Capstone Microturbine which generates electricity for the building's emergency lighting.

BEA Consulting, LLC was retained by the 200 Market Building to provide building commissioning services for existing systems. The commissioning process included the major mechanical systems equipment, HVAC and lighting controls and verified that building systems met current needs and sustainability requirements.

Examples of other energy efficient measures taken at 200 Market Building include:

Direct digital controls and lighting sweep programs.

Carbon monoxide sensors installed in the underground parking garage control exhaust fans resulting in an energy savings of over 60%.

Installation of variable speed fans to the smoke ventilation shaft to draw in fresh air and allow outside air economizer operation during significant portions of the year when outside air temperatures are within established ranges.

Temperature sensors on domestic hot water return lines control two circulating pumps that previously ran constantly, and pressure tanks installed in the rooftop penthouse with pressure sensors have reduced pump run times by over 50%.

Eliminated the building elevator system DC motors and replaced with AC frequency drives.

Dimming ballasts and motion sensor controls throughout the three levels of underground parking garage lighting.

In summary, 200 Market Building's energy efficiency achievements over the years demonstrate what can be accomplished with an existing building. Continual efforts to improve the facility over the long term have established the Owner's commitment to his tenants and to high performance buildings.


A front page article, in the 200 Market Building News, announced the building's ENERGY STAR achievement. Regular tenant communications keep the building's occupants updated on energy-savings initiatives and awareness.  As a result of 200 Market Building's leadership in high performance buildings, the building is frequently used as a venue for sustainability-oriented educational and social events.


"I have seldom experienced the conflict between environmental excellence and economic return. In my observation, tenants are willing to pay a premium for a building that is demonstrably better. For example, the fresh air cooling system that we've added to the 200 Market Building is not only energy efficient, but has the beneficial side effect of healthier air for the 2,000 people who work here, and they appreciate that. It is no coincidence that the 200 Market Building, America's first existing multi-tenant office building to be rated LEED Gold, has been 100 percent occupied for 16 of the 20 years that we have owned it."

-- John W. Russell, President, Russell Development Company

Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by 200 Market Associates, LP or a representative of this facility. Other building information was verified and submitted to EPA at the time of application. Building energy performance, operating characteristics, and ownership/management may be subject to change over time.

Building Owner:*
200 Market Associates, LP

Property Manager:*
200 Market Associates, LP

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2007 (86)
2008 (94)
2009 (96)
2010 (98)
2012 (96)
2013 (95)

Facility Type: Office

Total Floorspace: 388932 sf

Year Constructed: 1973

Contract Type: None

Technologies Used:
   Stage 1-Recommissioning
   Stage 2-Lighting
   Stage 3-Load Reductions
   Stage 4-Fan Systems
   Stage 5-Heating and Cooling Plant
   Other Technologies/Strategies