Project Spotlight: 13th & Everett
Viridian Wood’s reclaimed wood flooring and paneling was recently installed at the offices of Gerding Edlen, one of the country’s foremost developers of LEED-certified properties. Gerding Edlen has completed more than 40 LEED-certified projects since the U.S. Green Building Council first began awarding LEED certification.
No wonder, then, that Gerding Edlen selected uber-green products for the renovation of their office building within The Meyer & Frank Depot Building located at NW 13th and Everett. Here are just a few of the features this LEED platinum building boasts:
- Downtown Portland’s largest array of solar panels, which provide 112 kilowatts of solar energy.
- An eco-roof with a terrace and gardens to encourage al fresco dining.
- Energy-efficient windows that were designed to match the original historic panes.
- A 160,000-gallon cistern that stores collected rainwater for irrigation and toilet flushes.
Our entire business is rooted in sustainability, so we were thrilled to contribute the following reclaimed wood products to the Gerding Edlen renovation:
Jakarta Market Blend – Rustic flooring. Look down when you walk into the Gerding Edlen offices and you’ll notice a vibrant combination of chocolate and honey tones. That’s our Jakarta Market Blend – Rustic flooring, one of our most popular reclaimed wood products.
The wood in this flooring had its first life is as transpacific shipping crates carrying heavy railroad tracks. Interestingly, we reclaim this wood off the docks less than a mile away from Gerding Edlen’s offices. The amazing striations in this reclaimed wood flooring come from this original purpose: The crates become streaked with iron oxide where the rails sat. Our process removes these crates from the waste stream and turns them into stunning reclaimed wood products.
Siberian Spruce paneling. If you visit Gerding Edlen’s offices, you won’t be able to ignore a huge wood panel where the organization’s inspirational core values are etched: “Build Community. Create Inviting Spaces. Minimize Carbon Footprint and Energy Dependence.” Viridian Wood’s Siberian Spruce reclaimed wood paneling is the backdrop for these rousing words.
Our Siberian Spruce wood paneling is also up-cycled from shipping containers. These shipping containers, straight from subarctic Russia, would otherwise be discarded if not for our reclamation efforts. While our clients appreciate the eco-conscious origin of this product, most visitors just appreciate the paneling’s warm creamy color.