Interface considers own living building

Interface considers own living building

Portland-based green building firm Interface Engineering is seeking proposals for a highly sustainable headquarters.

Earlier this year, after the $62 million Oregon Sustainability Center lost the possibility of state funding, Interface emerged as a willing part-owner in a scaled-down project. But the firm's current lease expires in 2014, so it is looking to move into its new headquarters by September of that year.

That timeline, given Adams' short remaining tenure in office, proved politically impossible, and Adams declared the project dead earlier this month.

Interface, however, remains interested in renovating an existing building or building a new one that meets the same efficiency goals. It's seeking proposals that meet the net-zero standards are highly preferred, but that it will also consider proposals that meet LEED Platinum certification standards.


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