221 Molalla Ave
Oregon City, OR 97045
A mixed-use retail and office complex, 221 Molalla is the first privately developed building in Clackamas County to be certified by the U.S. Green Building Council as Gold under its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating system. The structure features operable windows for better air quality and interior circulation as well as offering a fresh-air alternative to air conditioning. Large skylights illuminate spaces throughout, significantly lowering electricity usage. The low VOC, formaldehyde-free finishes, marmoleum floors, and wood cabinetry further enhance the interior spaces' down-to-earth aesthetics. The building also utilizes low-flow water faucets and dual-flush toilets to reduce water usage. What was an old lumberyard is now an outdoor plaza graced by large salmon sculptures made from salvaged siding that "swim" upstream in a swale for storm-water runoff.
Keeping construction waste out of the county landfill was a significant goal for this project. In fact, the construction team reused or recycled more than 95 percent of the waste, or roughly 26,000 pounds of debris. A detailed waste management plan called for asphalt to be ground into base rock, excess carpet to be sent back to the manufacturer to be used to make new carpet, and plastic buckets to be either recycled or offered to employees.
Redside is a real estate services company headquartered in Portland, Oregon with a 1.3 million-square-foot property management portfolio and hands-on experience in asset management and disposition, as well as development, construction, and facility services. The principle of sustainability inspires the company, the collective goal being to sip?not gulp?resources at every level of operations and in every property it manages, maintains, develops, or constructs.
Garrin Royer and Danny McGinley founded the company in 2002 with the fundamental intention of doing more good than harm. They measure their progress and Redside?s growth according to the triple bottom line?people, planet, profits. Redside is an active member of the Oregon Natural Step and the U.S. Green Building Council.
"Clackamas County recently recognized Redside with a community award that lauded the company's work and 221 Molalla in particular. Redside has made a big step toward sustainability by housing their headquarters in a LEED building, but more importantly they realize sustainability is an ongoing process."-- Ginny Haines, Office of Sustainability, Clackamas County Development Services
Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by Redside 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.
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Facility Type: Office
Total Floorspace: 36191 sf
Year Constructed: 2006
Contract Type: None
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