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    3D Holdings

    TimberView Affordable Housing

    3D Holdings

    TimberView Affordable Housing

    Portland, OR

    This eight-story multi-family affordable housing development provides Northeast Portland with 112 much-needed units and a 3,000-square-foot commercial area. Special energy measures will secure incentive funding from the Portland Clean Energy Fund.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built EnvironmentsEnergy

    Industry Sectors:
    Real Estate Development

    Building Types:
    Multifamily ResidentialAffordable Housing


    ABB

    North American GreenCRREM Assessments

    ABB

    North American GreenCRREM Assessments

    Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Michican, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin, West Virginia

    ABB is a global leader in industrial technology. Across 17 states, Brightworks conducted sustainability assessments on more than 50 buildings in ABB’s North American portfolio, including manufacturing, office, and warehousing facilities. An extensive report providing a baseline assessment for each site helped ABB prioritize energy efficiency measures, budget for carbon reduction efforts, and calculate ROI as part of its GreenCRREM program.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built EnvironmentsCarbonEnergy

    Industry Sectors:
    ManufacturingTechnology (Non-Bio)

    Building Types:
    ManufacturingReal Estate PortfoliosOffices (Core & Shell + Interiors)


    Abt Associates

    Office WELL Health-Safety Rating

    Abt Associates

    Office WELL Health-Safety Rating

    Atlanta, GA; Cambridge, MA; Durham, NC; Rockville, MD

    To help Abt Associates implement COVID-19 prevention measures, Brightworks managed a WELL Health-Safety Rating program for offices in Georgia, Massachusetts, Maryland, and North Carolina in order to minimize the potential for infectious disease outbreaks.

    Practices Engaged:
    Healthier Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    Professional ServicesResearch & Development (R&D)

    Building Types:
    Offices (Interiors)


    Ashland School District

    School Bond Climate Action Plan

    Ashland School District

    School Bond Climate Action Plan

    Ashland, OR

    For this bond-funded facilities program, Brightworks designed project-specific energy efficiency and sustainability measures to align with the City of Ashland’s Climate and Energy Action Plan (CEAP). The project took advantage of Energy Trust of Oregon and City of Ashland incentives for building energy analysis and natural gas energy savings. Additionally, the City of Ashland water department provided incentives for low-flow plumbing fixtures and irrigation systems upgrades.

    Practices Engaged:
    Government Sector SustainabilitySustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    K-12 Education

    Building Types:
    Real Estate PortfoliosK-12 Schools


    Autodesk

    Modular Construction Sustainability

    Autodesk

    Modular Construction Sustainability

    In an effort to drive carbon reduction for a new, modular multi-family housing development, Autodesk engaged Brightworks Sustainability to incorporate carbon considerations into its generative design process. These ranged from carbon sequestration in the landscape to reducing the total embodied carbon in the modular units and site design.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built EnvironmentsCarbon

    Industry Sectors:
    Building Products & Construction MaterialsManufacturingResearch & Development (R&D)

    Building Types:
    Multifamily Residential


    Benton County

    Office Renovation

    Benton County

    Office Renovation

    Corvallis, OR

    The remodel of this office building allowed Oregon’s Benton County to consolidate departments and demonstrate its commitment to health and wellness. Brightworks worked with the county to refine the project’s sustainability goals and achieve LEED Gold certification and Fitwel 1 Star rating.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built EnvironmentsHealthier Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    Government & Public Service (Local / Municipal)

    Building Types:
    Offices (Interiors)


    Bonneville Power Administration (BPA)

    Kalispell O&M District Headquarters

    Bonneville Power Administration (BPA)

    Kalispell O&M District Headquarters

    Kalispell, MT

    Brightworks’ energy analysis for expansions to this BPA facility will enable it to achieve targeted energy performance 60% below ASHRAE 90.1 2004.

    Practices Engaged:
    Energy

    Industry Sectors:
    EnergyGovernment & Public Service (Federal)Infrastructure

    Building Types:
    Offices (Headquarters)Maintenance & Operations Facilities


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    Bonneville Power Administration (BPA)

    Ross Fleet Services Building

    Bonneville Power Administration (BPA)

    Ross Fleet Services Building

    Vacnouver, WA

    The Bonneville Power Administration’s new fleet services building targeted advanced energy reductions for their vehicle maintenance and support spaces. Brightworks managed the team’s successful LEED Version 4 Gold certification program. (Image: Hennebery Eddy Architects, henneberyeddy.com)

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    EnergyGovernment & Public Service (Federal)Infrastructure

    Building Types:
    Maintenance & Operations Facilities


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    BRIDGE Housing

    RiverPlace Parcel 3

    BRIDGE Housing

    RiverPlace Parcel 3

    Portland, OR

    This two-building mixed-use LEED Gold development provides over 200 affordable units in Portland, Oregon’s amenity-rich South Waterfront neighborhood. In addition to providing available housing to low-income families, the developers wanted to ensure that the project was completed sustainably and that the buildings’ ongoing operations were environmentally responsible.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    Healthcare & Social ServicesReal Estate Development

    Building Types:
    Multifamily ResidentialAffordable Housing


    Brookfield Properties

    Cumberland Mall Multifamily Development

    Brookfield Properties

    Cumberland Mall Multifamily Development

    Atlanta, GA

    For this five-story, 327-unit residential development, Brightworks deployed new Brookfield sustainability standards and helped the project team uncover strategies to maximize sustainability and achieve LEED and Fitwel credits. Biophilic design was employed to promote occupant wellness, with special attention paid to the calming effect of natural materials.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    Real Estate DevelopmentReal Estate Management, Operations & Maintenance

    Building Types:
    Multifamily ResidentialMalls & Shopping Centers


    Brookfield Properties

    Lilia Waikiki Apartments

    Brookfield Properties

    Lilia Waikiki Apartments

    Honolulu, HI

    This apartment tower is the first Fitwel certified building in Hawaii, bringing public health strategies to over 400 new apartment homes. Brightworks managed the Fitwel program and provided commissioning to improve energy efficiency. (Image: CoStar)

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    Real Estate Development

    Building Types:
    Multifamily Residential


    Brookfield Properties

    Multifamily Decarbonization Program

    Brookfield Properties

    Multifamily Decarbonization Program

    California, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington

    After completing a Brighworks-led firm-wide master decarbonization strategy, Brookfield tapped Brightworks for research, recommendations, and implementation of sustainability reporting for a portfolio of multifamily properties.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built EnvironmentsCarbon

    Industry Sectors:
    Real Estate DevelopmentReal Estate Management, Operations & Maintenance

    Building Types:
    Real Estate PortfoliosMultifamily Residential


    Brown University

    Healthier Materials Program

    Brown University

    Healthier Materials Program

    Providence, RI

    As part of its Strategic Sustainability Plan, Brown University retained Brightworks to develop a scalable healthy materials program for campus building projects. In addition to developing Brown’s materials program, Brightworks is implementing the program on three new building projects across the campus.

    Practices Engaged:
    Healthier Built EnvironmentsMaterials

    Industry Sectors:
    Higher Education (Private Four-Year+)

    Building Types:
    Academic InstructionCampuses, Districts & NeighborhoodsStudent LifeStudent Housing


    California State University, Northridge (CSUN)

    Hispanic Serving Institution Hub

    California State University, Northridge (CSUN)

    Hispanic Serving Institution Hub

    Northridge, CA

    In partnership with California Governor Gavin Newsom and Apple, CSUN is building this new, 35,000-square-foot facility to inspire diverse representation in STEM careers. Spaces in the building include engineering labs, outreach space, and makerspaces.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    Higher Education (Public Four-Year+)

    Building Types:
    Academic Instruction


    California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

    Gates Thomas Engineering Laboratory

    California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

    Gates Thomas Engineering Laboratory

    Pasadena, CA

    Caltech’s $15-million renovation of its Gates Thomas Laboratory building included extensive work on every floor and the addition of an 88-seat auditorium. Sustainable features of the new Gates Thomas Laboratory include an aggressively energy-efficient design and energy system and the production of considerable renewable energy on-site.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built EnvironmentsEnergy

    Industry Sectors:
    Higher Education (Private Four-Year+)

    Building Types:
    Academic InstructionCampuses, Districts & NeighborhoodsLaboratories


    CitizenM

    Union Square Hotel

    CitizenM

    Union Square Hotel

    San Francisco, CA

    One of multiple projects Brightworks has supported for Netherlands-based CitizenM, this hotel property in downtown San Francisco offers 200 rooms across 12 floors in a boutique hospitality experience. Extensive ground-up work included ground-floor retail, lobby, accessory meeting rooms, a restaurant/bar, fitness area, and other guest amenity lounge space.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    Hospitality

    Building Types:
    Hotels


    City of Beaverton (OR)

    GRI Reporting Program

    City of Beaverton (OR)

    GRI Reporting Program

    Beaverton, OR

    Brightworks facilitated the city of Beaverton, Oregon, in preparing C-level sustainability reporting under the Global Reporting Initiative, or GRI, helping the City become the first-ever municipality to report under GRI G4.

    Practices Engaged:
    ESG + Corporate SustainabilityGovernment Sector Sustainability

    Industry Sectors:
    Government & Public Service (Local / Municipal)


    City of Bend (OR)

    Public Works Campus

    City of Bend (OR)

    Public Works Campus

    Bend, OR

    The City of Bend, Oregon has engaged Brightworks to develop a sustainability program for their new public works department campus. The new campus is bringing together five currently dispersed departments into one cohesive campus on a 35.5-acre parcel in an area known as Juniper Ridge. With regenerative planning and design guiding the project, the city will be able to provide services to the community with increased efficiency including a high standard of energy efficiency and energy generation in a way that carefully considers and preserves the Central Oregon landscape.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    Government & Public Service (Local / Municipal)

    Building Types:
    Campuses, Districts & NeighborhoodsMaintenance & Operations Facilities


    City of Ketchum (ID)

    Fire Station 1

    City of Ketchum (ID)

    Fire Station 1

    Ketchum, ID

    The City of Ketchum’s newly-constructed fire station includes a decontamination room, workshop space, locker rooms, offices, meeting spaces, and a vehicular bay for fire trucks and other vehicles. In addition to LEED Silver certification, the project is on track to achieve net zero energy by 2030.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    Government & Public Service (Local / Municipal)

    Building Types:
    Public Safety & Emergency Services


    City of Portland (OR)

    Portland Building Reconstruction

    City of Portland (OR)

    Portland Building Reconstruction

    Portland, OR

    Architectural historians consider the Portland Building to be the first Post-Modern building in the world. After years of inefficient operations and unhealthy interior conditions, Brightworks helped the City of Portland transform the historic Portland Building into a LEED- and WELL-certified showpiece. Considered a “reconstruction,” this project preserved the iconic exterior design while transforming the indoor experience into a light, open, welcoming, biophilic, energy-efficient, collaborative workplace.

    Practices Engaged:
    Healthier Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    Government & Public Service (Local / Municipal)

    Building Types:
    City Halls & Civic CentersOffices (Core & Shell + Interiors)


    City of Sammamish (WA)

    Climate Action Plan

    City of Sammamish (WA)

    Climate Action Plan

    Sammamish, WA

    Brightworks is developing the City of Sammamish’s greenhouse gas baseline and Climate Action Plan (CAP) in alignment with best practices, King County, Washington state, and partner cities. The plan includes recommended actions by city government and community members alike.

    Practices Engaged:
    Government Sector Sustainability

    Industry Sectors:
    Government & Public Service (Local / Municipal)


    City of Santa Monica (CA)

    Pico Branch Library

    City of Santa Monica (CA)

    Pico Branch Library

    Santa Monica, CA

    Santa Monica’s LEED-Platinum-Certified Pico Branch Library boasts water cisterns, a photovoltaic solar array, extensive daylight in interior spaces, and views to the outdoors. The project also won the USGBC LA’s 2015 Innovation Award.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    Government & Public Service (Local / Municipal)

    Building Types:
    Libraries


    City of Seattle (WA)

    Fire Station 32

    City of Seattle (WA)

    Fire Station 32

    Seattle, WA

    Rainwater capture, solar hot water, high efficiency fixtures, and solar-readiness helped this new, 17,000-square-foot replacement fire station in West Seattle reach its ambitious LEED Platinum certification target.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    Government & Public Service (Local / Municipal)

    Building Types:
    Public Safety & Emergency Services


    City of Tigard (OR)

    Municipal Operations Sustainability Plan

    City of Tigard (OR)

    Municipal Operations Sustainability Plan

    Tigard, OR

    The City of Tigard strives to blend the amenities of a modern city with the friendliness and community spirit of a small town. When increasing its emphasis on resource conservation, it retained Brightworks to develop a sustainability action plan for its corporate operations, including measurable goals, to guide its future sustainable operations program.

    Practices Engaged:
    Government Sector Sustainability

    Industry Sectors:
    Government & Public Service (Local / Municipal)


    Confidential Client

    Global Carbon Emissions Reporting

    Confidential Client

    Global Carbon Emissions Reporting

    Chicago, IL

    This confidential financial services client enlisted Brightworks to perform comprehensive carbon emissions calculations for mandatory UK SECR, and voluntary Scope 1, 2, and 3 reporting. The reporting scope included 45 offices and nearly 40 colocation data centers across ten countries, as well as such scope 3 categories such as air and vehicle travel. Brightworks has continued to work as a close partner with the firm, assessing carbon commitments, the regulatory landscape, renewable energy options, and detailed emissions reduction recommendations for three consecutive years.

    Practices Engaged:
    ESG + Corporate Sustainability

    Industry Sectors:
    Banking, Insurance & Financial Services (Ex REITs)


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    Confidential Client

    Interior Material Assessments

    Confidential Client

    Interior Material Assessments

    Confidential

    This major retailer outfits its spaces with custom, in-store furniture to conjure feelings of coziness and comfort. Though already successful in reducing its carbon, water, and waste footprint, it wanted to go further, retaining Brightworks to provide advanced assessments of potential store materials for health, embodied carbon, and circularity performance.

    Practices Engaged:
    Materials

    Industry Sectors:
    Food Service (Grocery & Restaurants)Retail

    Building Types:
    RestaurantsRetail


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    Confidential Client

    Materials Collective Purchasing Research

    Confidential Client

    Materials Collective Purchasing Research

    Confidential

    This technology giant hired Brightworks to provide insight into the complex challenge of reducing carbon emissions in building material procurement by engaging stakeholders in a variety of disciplines in the design and construction industry.

    Practices Engaged:
    Materials

    Industry Sectors:
    Building Products & Construction MaterialsTechnology (Non-Bio)


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    Confidential Client

    Modular Construction Consulting

    Confidential Client

    Modular Construction Consulting

    Confidential

    In an effort to drive carbon reduction for a new, modular multi-family housing development, this confidential client engaged Brightworks to incorporate carbon considerations into its generative design process. These ranged from carbon sequestration in the landscape to reducing the total embodied carbon in the modular units and site design.

    Practices Engaged:
    Carbon

    Industry Sectors:
    Building Products & Construction MaterialsConstruction & General ContractingManufacturing

    Building Types:
    Multifamily Residential


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    Confidential Client

    New Corporate Headquarters

    Confidential Client

    New Corporate Headquarters

    Sunnyvale, CA

    For this client, Brightworks managed the LEED Gold certification of its four-building headquarters campus, including offices, an amenities building, and site improvements. Brightworks recommended a group certification for the three office buildings and an individual certification for the amenities building.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    Technology (Non-Bio)

    Building Types:
    Offices (Headquarters)


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    Confidential Client

    Confidential Resort

    Confidential Client

    Confidential Resort

    Boca Raton, FL

    This confidential client retained Brightworks to conduct a sustainability assessment for future development and ongoing operations at a renowned Florida hotel. A pilot project, the assessment was designed for applicability to other projects within the client’s portfolio.

    Practices Engaged:
    ESG + Corporate Sustainability

    Industry Sectors:
    Hospitality

    Building Types:
    Conference & Event VenuesHotels


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    Confidential Client

    SoMa Mixed-Use Development

    Confidential Client

    SoMa Mixed-Use Development

    San Francisco, CA

    This is one of San Francisco’s largest development projects, bringing 688 residential units and 807,600 square feet of new and renovated office space to downtown San Francisco’s SoMa neighborhood. Marrying old and new, the development delivers an arts and culture balance of retail, residential, and office space that brings people together in a vibrant new city center. After assessing multiple sustainability frameworks for this 800,000-square-foot development, Brightworks supported this developer in achieving one of the first Fitwel Community certifications.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built EnvironmentsHealthier Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    Real Estate Development

    Building Types:
    Multifamily ResidentialOffices (Core & Shell)Large-Scale Developments / Megadevelopments


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    Confidential Client

    Strategic Sustainability Planning

    Confidential Client

    Strategic Sustainability Planning

    Northeast US, Southeast US

    Operating from several locations in the northeastern United States, a confidential architecture firm engaged Brightworks to provide sustainability strategic planning services to help it bring structure and intent to its sustainability program. The phased approach resulted in a comprehensive sustainability roadmap for embedding sustainability in client development, service delivery, employee engagement, and corporate operations.

    Practices Engaged:
    ESG + Corporate Sustainability

    Industry Sectors:
    Professional Services


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    Confidential Client

    Urban Office Development

    Confidential Client

    Urban Office Development

    San Francisco, CA

    For this 640,000-square-foot office building, Brightworks Sustainability managed the LEED and WELL certification programs, while also providing CALGreen code compliance support for new building tenants.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built EnvironmentsHealthier Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    Real Estate Development

    Building Types:
    Offices (Core & Shell)


    County of Los Angeles

    Hall of Justice Renovation

    County of Los Angeles

    Hall of Justice Renovation

    Los Angeles, CA

    Originally built in 1925, this spectacular building received a complete renovation at the start of the twenty-first century to restore its original civic grandeur. The renovation received LEED Gold certification and multiple awards for its sustainable renovation process focused on preserving and reusing its marble- and granite-clad structure.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    Government & Public Service (Local / Municipal)

    Building Types:
    Courthouses & Justice Centers


    East West Partners

    Founders Place Condominiums

    East West Partners

    Founders Place Condominiums

    Park City, UT

    A leading mountain resort developer, East West Partners is bringing the Founders Place Condominiums to Utah’s gated Deer Crest neighborhood. For this three-phase project, Brightworks is providing LEED Homes and Fitwel program management, as well as energy rater, energy commissioning, and energy modeling services.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    Real Estate Development

    Building Types:
    Multifamily Residential


    Edlen & Company

    The Warren Apartments

    Edlen & Company

    The Warren Apartments

    Spokane, WA

    This new apartment building in downtown Spokane, Washington, features biophilic design that recalls the surrounding natural environment; regionally-sourced and low-VOC materials; and a comprehensive rainwater management system featuring local vegetation supporting pollinator species.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    Real Estate Development

    Building Types:
    Multifamily Residential


    Edlen & Company

    Washougal Apartments

    Edlen & Company

    Washougal Apartments

    Washougal, WA

    After working with the development team to set sustainability goals for this mid-rise, mixed-use 46-unit apartment building, Brightworks was selected to manage a LEED for Homes certification program and provide energy modeling, energy rating, and commissioning.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    Real Estate Development

    Building Types:
    Multifamily Residential


    Four Corners Properties

    1540 El Camino Real

    Four Corners Properties

    1540 El Camino Real

    Menlo Park, CA

    The residential development within this two-building, mixed-use campus aspired to comply with Menlo Park’s green building requirements, including CALGreen mandatory measures, and achieved LEED Silver certification under LEED Core & Shell.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    Real Estate Development

    Building Types:
    Offices (Core & Shell)


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    Gerding Edlen

    5 MLK Apartments

    Gerding Edlen

    5 MLK Apartments

    Portland, OR

    This biophilically-designed tower achieved LEED Gold and Fitwel 1 Star certification while also featuring a resiliency program. The building offers 100,000 square feet of offices on lower floors and 220 residential units with landscaped terraces above.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built EnvironmentsHealthier Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    Real Estate Development

    Building Types:
    Multifamily Residential


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    Gerding Edlen

    Boston Wharf Tower Apartments

    Gerding Edlen

    Boston Wharf Tower Apartments

    Boston, MA

    Blending historic architecture and 21st-century design, this 202-unit tower infuses new residential life into Boston’s emerging Innovation District. A 20th-floor roof deck and fitness center gives panoramic views of Boston’s seaport and skyline.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    Real Estate Development

    Building Types:
    Multifamily Residential


    Gerding Edlen

    Fenway Center Apartments

    Gerding Edlen

    Fenway Center Apartments

    Boston, MA

    These two residential buildings bring 300 units in 1.3 million square feet to Boston’s Fenway Center complex. Located adjacent to the historic Fenway Park, the complex is a transit-oriented smart growth development that sits directly atop to a newly improved commuter rail station and one block from the MBTA Green Line.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    Real Estate Development

    Building Types:
    Multifamily ResidentialLarge-Scale Developments / Megadevelopments


    Gerding Edlen

    GRESB Reporting Services

    Gerding Edlen

    GRESB Reporting Services

    US National

    Brightworks supported this long-time client’s submission to the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmarking (GRESB) program to enhance shareholder value by evaluating and improving its sustainability program against global best practices.

    Practices Engaged:
    ESG + Corporate Sustainability

    Industry Sectors:
    Real Estate Development

    Building Types:
    Real Estate Portfolios


    Gerding Edlen

    The Brewery Blocks

    Gerding Edlen

    The Brewery Blocks

    Portland, OR

    A ULI Global Award for Excellence winner, Portland’s Brewery Blocks development includes a district energy system, the first LEED Gold certified condominium development in the world, and the first LEED Gold apartment building in the Pacific Northwest.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    Real Estate DevelopmentReal Estate Management, Operations & Maintenance

    Building Types:
    Large-Scale Developments / MegadevelopmentsOffices (Core & Shell)Multifamily Residential


    Gerding Edlen

    The Eddy Apartments

    Gerding Edlen

    The Eddy Apartments

    Boston, MA

    This LEED Gold certified apartment tower was a major development in the renaissance of East Boston’s waterfront. Its resiliency program was featured in the Urban Land Institute’s study, “Returns on Resilience: The Business Case.”

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    Real Estate Development

    Building Types:
    Multifamily Residential


    Gerding Edlen

    Xavier Apartments

    Gerding Edlen

    Xavier Apartments

    Chicago, IL

    Land that was once part of the notorious Cabrini-Green public housing complex now accommodates a LEED Gold certified, 18-story tower in Chicago’s Old Town neighborhood. The 240 rental homes include affordable units and 5,500 square feet of retail space.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    Real Estate Development

    Building Types:
    Multifamily ResidentialAffordable Housing


    Harvard University

    Business School Materials Consulting

    Harvard University

    Business School Materials Consulting

    Boston, MA

    A partnership between Harvard University’ Office for Sustainability, Chan School of Public Health, Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and medical school, Harvard’s Harvard Healthier Building Academy (HHBA) specifies healthier products required on all new campus construction and major renovation projects. Brightworks supports the HHBA with program development and implementation, including its integration into Harvard Business School design, construction, and facilities standards.

    Practices Engaged:
    Healthier Built EnvironmentsMaterials

    Industry Sectors:
    Higher Education (Private Four-Year+)

    Building Types:
    Academic InstructionCampuses, Districts & Neighborhoods


    Harvard University

    Business School Chase & McCulloch Halls

    Harvard University

    Business School Chase & McCulloch Halls

    MA

    For the major renovations of two Harvard Business School residence halls, Brightworks is guiding the team to achievement of the Beauty & Biophilic Design imperative of Living Building Challenge (LBC) Core certification, facilitating biophilic design workshop developing the biophilic design plan. Brightworks is also providing materials research and support for the projects to comply with the requirements of the Harvard Healthier Building Academy (HHBA).

    Practices Engaged:
    Healthier Built EnvironmentsMaterials

    Industry Sectors:
    Higher Education (Private Four-Year+)

    Building Types:
    Student Housing


    Harvard University

    Business School Dillon House Renovation

    Harvard University

    Business School Dillon House Renovation

    Boston, MA

    Harvard Business School’s Dillon House houses administrative space for MBA Admissions staff. A major interior renovation to Dillon House is pursuing Living Building Challenge (LBC) Core Certification, for which Harvard has engaged Brightworks to support achievement of LBC CORE certification and compliance with the material goals requirements of the Harvard Healthier Building Academy.

    Practices Engaged:
    Healthier Built EnvironmentsMaterials

    Industry Sectors:
    Higher Education (Private Four-Year+)

    Building Types:
    Offices (Interiors)


    Harvard University

    Eliot & Kirkland Houses Renovations

    Harvard University

    Eliot & Kirkland Houses Renovations

    Cambridge, MA

    Brightworks is providing comprehensive Living Building Challenge (LBC) Core certification management services for the major renovations of two student residences on the Harvard University campus.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    Higher Education (Private Four-Year+)

    Building Types:
    Student Housing


    Harvard University

    Healthier Materials Program

    Harvard University

    Healthier Materials Program

    Cambridge, MA

    As part of its extensive work with Harvard’s Office for Sustainability, Brightworks supported the Harvard Healthier Building Academy (HHBA) in conducting material research, developing a campus-wide healthier materials program, and establishing material requirements for Harvard buildings. (Image: Kris Snibbe/Harvard University)

    Practices Engaged:
    Materials

    Industry Sectors:
    Building Products & Construction MaterialsHigher Education (Private Four-Year+)

    Building Types:
    Campuses, Districts & Neighborhoods


    Harvard University

    Prtizker Building Materials Consulting

    Harvard University

    Prtizker Building Materials Consulting

    Cambridge, MA

    Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) is developing a new economics building, to comprise 105,000 gross square feet of offices, collaborative project space, active common areas, and research, teaching, and meeting spaces. Brightworks is providing materials consulting in support of project compliance with the requirements of the Harvard Healthier Building Academy (HHBA).

    Practices Engaged:
    Healthier Built EnvironmentsMaterials

    Industry Sectors:
    Higher Education (Private Four-Year+)

    Building Types:
    Academic Instruction


    Harvard-Westlake School

    Sustainability Program Development

    Harvard-Westlake School

    Sustainability Program Development

    Los Angeles, CA (Middle School) & Studio City, CA (Upper School)

    As part of the development of an institutional sustainable operations plan, the Harvard-Westlake School retained Brightworks to provide research and alternative solutions for addressing it’s impacts in the areas of waste management, reusable foodware, drinking water availability, and energy performance.

    Practices Engaged:
    ESG + Corporate Sustainability

    Industry Sectors:
    K-12 Education

    Building Types:
    Campuses, Districts & Neighborhoods


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    Hillsboro School District

    Facilities Portfolio Assessment

    Hillsboro School District

    Facilities Portfolio Assessment

    Hillsboro, OR

    This 35-building LEED EB:O+M opportunity assessment identified $200,000 in annual savings for Hillsboro schools. Then, as a pilot project to familiarize Hillsboro with the LEED EB:O+M process, Brightworks managed the Gold certification of Jackson Elementary School – the first school building anywhere in the world to achieve LEED EB:O+M Gold certification.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    K-12 Education

    Building Types:
    K-12 SchoolsReal Estate Portfolios


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    Hillsboro School District

    Jackson Elementary School

    Hillsboro School District

    Jackson Elementary School

    Hillsboro, OR

    After assessing the Hillsboro School District’s 35-building portfolio for operational sustainability improvement potential, Brightworks managed this LEED program for Jackson Elementary, the first school to achieve LEED EB:O+M Gold certification.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    K-12 Education

    Building Types:
    K-12 Schools


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    Hyatt

    Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort & Villas

    Hyatt

    Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort & Villas

    Wailea, HI

    Hyatt reused an existing structure to create the inspired Andaz resort in Maui’s luxury Wailea district. The resulting LEED Silver-certified resort features over 300 serene guest accommodations, cascading pools, specialty restaurants, and a spa.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    Hospitality

    Building Types:
    Hotels


    IA Interior Architects

    Corporate Sustainability & SBTi Program

    IA Interior Architects

    Corporate Sustainability & SBTi Program

    All IA Offices, Global

    Having worked together for over fifteen years, IA Interior Architects engaged Brightworks to help it inventory its GHG emissions and then become the world’s first architecture firm to make a commitment to set near-term and net-zero science-based targets via the Science Based Targets Initiative. (Photo by Ed Reeve)

    Practices Engaged:
    ESG + Corporate Sustainability

    Industry Sectors:
    Professional Services


    Infrastructure Masons (iMasons)

    iMasons Climate Accord

    Infrastructure Masons (iMasons)

    iMasons Climate Accord

    Industry-Wide, Global

    In April 2022, iMasons launched the iMasons Climate Accord (ICA), an industry initiative to transform the data center industry toward net-zero carbon. To spearhead this effort, Brightworks team members provide staff augmentation to the organization. In this capacity, Brightworks convenes iMasons stakeholders, establishes and manages day-to-day operations and special programs, and facilitates all working groups, including the iMasons Climate Accord governing body.

    Practices Engaged:
    Carbon

    Industry Sectors:
    InfrastructureProfessional ServicesTechnology (Non-Bio)

    Building Types:
    Data Centers


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    Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM)

    American Lake Repair Building

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM)

    American Lake Repair Building

    Pierce County, WA

    Brightworks implemented the general contractor’s LEED program for this 30,000-square-foot repair building at American Lake, adjacent to Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The building is receiving major MEP upgrades and exterior renovations.

    Practices Engaged:
    Government Sector SustainabilitySustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    Government & Public Service (Federal)

    Building Types:
    Maintenance & Operations FacilitiesMilitary & Tactical


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    Killian Pacific

    Volta Office Building

    Killian Pacific

    Volta Office Building

    Portland, OR

    A renovation of a pre-WWII warehouse, the LEED-Platinum-Certified Volta development focused on advancing equity in the construction trades, pursuing innovative sustainability solutions, and nurturing creative expression through public art and murals.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    Real Estate Development

    Building Types:
    Offices (Core & Shell)


    King County (WA)

    Metro Transportation South Annex Base

    King County (WA)

    Metro Transportation South Annex Base

    Tukwila, WA

    In partnership with Jacobs, Brightworks is providing Living Building Challenge program management services for this new facility for King County Metro, the county’s public transportation agency. The South Annex Base will house up to 250 electric buses and make important progress towards achieving King County Metro’s goal of operating a zero-emissions fleet.

    Practices Engaged:
    Government Sector SustainabilitySustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    Government & Public Service (Local / Municipal)Transportation

    Building Types:
    Maintenance & Operations Facilities


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    Kite Pharma

    Operational Sustainability Roadmap

    Kite Pharma

    Operational Sustainability Roadmap

    Santa Monica, CA

    Cell therapy leader Kite, a Gilead Company, retained Brightworks to implement ongoing operational sustainability improvements. In addition to helping this global biopharmaceutical company meet the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) goals, Brightworks Sustainability leveraged the LEED for Existing Buildings framework for their clinical research, development, and manufacturing center.

    Practices Engaged:
    ESG + Corporate SustainabilityCarbon

    Industry Sectors:
    Biotechnology, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals


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    Korean Airlines

    Goyang City Plan

    Korean Airlines

    Goyang City Plan

    Goyang, South Korea

    Employing the principles of biomimicry, Brightworks developed visionary master plan concepts that will reduce carbon emissions 72 percent and eliminate methane off-gassing in this new 7,000-acre, 250,000-citizen Korean city.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    AviationBanking, Insurance & Financial Services (Ex REITs)Real Estate Development

    Building Types:
    Campuses, Districts & NeighborhoodsLarge-Scale Developments / Megadevelopments


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    LinkedIn

    New Corporate Headquarters

    LinkedIn

    New Corporate Headquarters

    Mountain View, CA

    Healthy and sustainable materials selection helped result in this state of the art campus, a LEED Platinum, 750,000-square-foot headquarters on a landscaped, 28-acre site.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    Technology (Non-Bio)

    Building Types:
    Offices (Headquarters)Campuses, Districts & Neighborhoods


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    Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

    Automated People Mover

    Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

    Automated People Mover

    Los Angeles, CA

    Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) is constructing the highly anticipated Automated People Mover (APM) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to reduce traffic in its central terminal area. The scope of the massive installation includes the rail line itself, all points of connection to existing and new facilities (such as sky bridges and terminal platforms), and an office and maintenance building where APM traincar units receive routine service. Brightworks developed the APM’s sustainability plan, including ENVISION Gold for the rail system and LEED Platinum for the maintenance building.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    AviationInfrastructureTransportation

    Building Types:
    Large-Scale Developments / MegadevelopmentsMaintenance & Operations FacilitiesRailAirports


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    City of Los Angeles (CA)

    Existing Buildings Education Program

    City of Los Angeles (CA)

    Existing Buildings Education Program

    Los Angeles, CA

    Before conducting a LEED for Existing Buildings O+M assessment of its 900-building portfolio, the City of Los Angeles retained Brightworks to deliver a training series for city facilities staff to help them manage resulting operational improvements.

    Practices Engaged:
    Government Sector SustainabilitySustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    Government & Public Service (Local / Municipal)

    Building Types:
    Real Estate Portfolios


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    Macerich

    Corporate Sustainability Program

    Macerich

    Corporate Sustainability Program

    North America

    For this retail and mixed-use real estate investment trust (REIT), Brightworks serves as the lead sustainability consultant, currently developing robust decarbonization and ESG reporting programs, including Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB).

    Practices Engaged:
    ESG + Corporate Sustainability

    Industry Sectors:
    Real Estate DevelopmentReal Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)Real Estate Management, Operations & MaintenanceRetail

    Building Types:
    Multifamily ResidentialReal Estate PortfoliosLarge-Scale Developments / MegadevelopmentsMalls & Shopping CentersRetail


    Macerich

    Tysons Corner Center Mixed-Use

    Macerich

    Tysons Corner Center Mixed-Use

    McLean, VA

    Working with Hines, Macerich continues to transform the Tysons Corner Center shopping mall into a mixed-use urban center. For over ten years, the once-solely-retail Tysons Corner mall site has been diversifying in uses. The site now includes offices, a 300-key Hyatt Regency hotel, and apartments.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    Real Estate DevelopmentReal Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)Real Estate Management, Operations & MaintenanceRetail

    Building Types:
    RetailMalls & Shopping CentersMultifamily Residential


    Marriott

    AC Hotel Vancouver Waterfront

    Marriott

    AC Hotel Vancouver Waterfront

    Vancouver, WA

    This new, 160-room, LEED-Gold-Certified hotel offers travelers a modern, European-inspired hospitality experience with sweeping river views and easy access to Vancouver, Washington, and Portland, Oregon. 

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    HospitalityReal Estate Development

    Building Types:
    Hotels


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    MemorialCare Miller Children's and Women's Hospital

    Pediatric Medical Office Building

    MemorialCare Miller Children’s and Women’s Hospital

    Pediatric Medical Office Building

    Long Beach, CA

    Providing critical support for one of California’s eight free-standing children’s hospitals, this new outpatient facility at the Miller Children’s and Women’s Hospital provides a sustainable, healthy, and compassionate environment for expanded children’s care. The building achieved LEED Gold certification, expanded access to public transportation and electric vehicle charging, and integrated biophilic design elements throughout, fostering a feeling of connectedness to nature among patients, employees, and visitors.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built EnvironmentsHealthier Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    Healthcare & Social Services

    Building Types:
    Clinics, MOBs & AmbulatoryHospitals & Inpatient


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    Meta

    Corporate Headquarters

    Meta

    Corporate Headquarters

    Menlo Park, CA

    Commissioned by Mark Zuckerberg and designed by Frank Gehry, this new headquarters for Facebook provides an innovative open work environment for employees. The building also features a zoned rooftop landscape offering unmatched views of San Francisco Bay.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    Technology (Non-Bio)

    Building Types:
    Offices (Headquarters)Large-Scale Developments / Megadevelopments


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    Metro Regional Government

    Sustainability Assessment

    Metro Regional Government

    Sustainability Assessment

    Portland (OR) Metropolitan Area

    Tri-county regional government Metro hired Brightworks to complete baseline inventories of its water, waste, habitat, and greenhouse gas emissions impacts, to develop targets for each area, and to specify prioritized strategies to achieve them.

    Practices Engaged:
    Government Sector Sustainability

    Industry Sectors:
    Arts & CultureGovernment & Public Service (Local / Municipal)InfrastructureSports, Recreation & FitnessTourism & TravelTransportation


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    Microsoft

    Esterra Park Tenant Improvement

    Microsoft

    Esterra Park Tenant Improvement

    Redmond, WA

    Part of a 2018 refresh of its headquarters campus, Microsoft added this new office building exemplifying the company’s commitment to a sustainable future. With a focus on energy, embodied carbon, water, indoor air quality, and materials management, the 246,000-square-foot tenant improvement achieved LEED Platinum certification. The building is also on track to achieve ILFI Zero Carbon certification.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built EnvironmentsCarbon

    Industry Sectors:
    Technology (Non-Bio)

    Building Types:
    Offices (Interiors)


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    Mindful Materials

    Common Materials Framework

    Mindful Materials

    Common Materials Framework

    Industry-Wide, Global

    Brightworks was contracted by mindful materials to manage the development of the Common Materials Framework, including facilitating the Stakeholder engagement and feedback process. Brightworks then also support mM in furthering the development of CMF tools that will facilitate the industry’s adoption and alignment associated with the CMF, as well as supported by providing insights on reference guide development and forum resources. (Photo by Francois Olwage)

    Practices Engaged:
    Materials

    Industry Sectors:
    Building Products & Construction MaterialsManufacturingProfessional & Trade Associations


    Montclair State University

    Facilities Sustainable Operations Plan

    Montclair State University

    Facilities Sustainable Operations Plan

    Montclair, NJ

    This extensive operational sustainability plan for Montclair State University’s 252-acre campus established baselines, identified gaps, and planned performance improvements in the areas of energy, water, waste, and transportation. Sub-consultant Ayers Saint Gross facilitated the uniquely participatory stakeholder engagement process.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    Higher Education (Public Four-Year+)

    Building Types:
    Campuses, Districts & Neighborhoods


    Moore & Giles

    Corporate Sustainability Program

    Moore & Giles

    Corporate Sustainability Program

    Forest, VA

    Premium leather manufacturer Moore & Giles has made substantial achievements in sustainability through efforts such as operating their headquarters on solar, offsetting UPS and FedEx shipping emissions, and using an innovative plant-based tanning method created from fallen olive leaves. To further Moore & Giles carbon neutrality goals, Brightworks combined its unique expertise in sustainable materials and corporate sustainability to develop an impact reduction roadmap.

    Practices Engaged:
    ESG + Corporate Sustainability

    Industry Sectors:
    Apparel, Clothing & FashionConsumer Goods & ServicesManufacturing


    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

    Caltech Jet Propulsion Lab Net Zero Plan

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

    Caltech Jet Propulsion Lab Net Zero Plan

    Pasadena, CA

    The net zero energy strategy for this 182-acre, 2.7 million-square-foot research campus details an energy intensity reduction and specifies renewable energy generation to meet the zero-net energy goal of President Obama’s Executive Order 13514.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built EnvironmentsCarbonEnergy

    Industry Sectors:
    Government & Public Service (Federal)Higher Education (Private Four-Year+)Research & Development (R&D)

    Building Types:
    Academic InstructionCampuses, Districts & NeighborhoodsLaboratoriesResearch & Development (Non-Lab)Military & Tactical


    National Park Service

    Yellowstone Youth Corps Campus

    National Park Service

    Yellowstone Youth Corps Campus

    Yellowstone National Park, WY

    Brightworks led the Living Building Challenge and LEED Platinum programs for this complex of dormitories, common spaces, and support buildings for the Yellowstone National Park Youth Conservation Corps’ unique residential youth program, inspiring the next generation of environmentally-minded citizens.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    Government & Public Service (Federal)Natural ResourcesSports, Recreation & FitnessTourism & Travel

    Building Types:
    Museums & InterpretiveVisitor CentersStudent HousingStudent LifeCampuses, Districts & Neighborhoods


    Nike

    Headquarters Serena Williams Building

    Nike

    Headquarters Serena Williams Building

    Beaverton, OR

    This award-winning, one-million-square-foot expansion to Nike World Headquarters achieved LEED Platinum and advanced a vision of integrated human and environmental performance with the specification of healthy materials.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built EnvironmentsHealthier Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    Apparel, Clothing & FashionConsumer Goods & ServicesSports, Recreation & Fitness

    Building Types:
    Offices (Headquarters)Campuses, Districts & Neighborhoods


    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

    Pacific Marine Operations Center

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

    Pacific Marine Operations Center

    Newport, OR

    Between oceanographic survey missions, NOAA’s Pacific fleet docks at this LEED Silver certified operations hub in Oregon, where the fleet receives routine maintenance and repair.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    Government & Public Service (Federal)Natural ResourcesResearch & Development (R&D)

    Building Types:
    Maritime / WaterfrontMaintenance & Operations Facilities


    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

    Daniel K. Inouye Pacific Regional Center

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

    Daniel K. Inouye Pacific Regional Center

    Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI

    The new headquarters for all NOAA operations in the Pacific Ocean occupies two adaptively-re-used World War II-era Aircraft hangers in Pearl Harbor. Among other awards, the Inouye Regional Center received the coveted AIA COTE Top 10 Green Award in 2017.

    Practices Engaged:
    Government Sector SustainabilitySustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    AviationGovernment & Public Service (Federal)Natural ResourcesResearch & Development (R&D)

    Building Types:
    LaboratoriesCampuses, Districts & NeighborhoodsResearch & Development (Non-Lab)Offices (Headquarters)Maintenance & Operations FacilitiesAirportsOffices (Core & Shell + Interiors)Maritime / WaterfrontMilitary & Tactical


    Oregon Health & Sciences University (OHSU)

    Center for Health and Healing

    Oregon Health & Sciences University (OHSU)

    Center for Health and Healing

    Portland, OR

    The world’s first LEED Platinum high-rise building — and the first Platinum healthcare facility of any kind — achieved energy savings of $600,000 per year and cut water use by over 50% with cutting-edge sustainability strategies.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    Healthcare & Social ServicesHigher Education (Public Four-Year+)

    Building Types:
    Offices (Core & Shell + Interiors)Clinics, MOBs & Ambulatory


    Oregon Health & Sciences University (OHSU)

    Knight Cancer Research Building

    Oregon Health & Sciences University (OHSU)

    Knight Cancer Research Building

    Portland, OR

    This award-winning research facility to revolutionize cancer treatment hosts wet labs, a vivarium, and collaboration spaces. Brightworks managed the LEED Platinum program, provided embodied carbon analysis, and developed a healthy materials program.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    Biotechnology, Life Sciences & PharmaceuticalsHealthcare & Social ServicesHigher Education (Public Four-Year+)Research & Development (R&D)

    Building Types:
    LaboratoriesOffices (Core & Shell + Interiors)


    Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech)

    Center for Engineering & Technology

    Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech)

    Center for Engineering & Technology

    Klamath Falls, OR

    To support student success in engineering and technology, this geothermally-heated addition to the Oregon Tech campus in Southern Oregon houses applied research labs and entrepreneurial incubator spaces. Biophilically-designed interior elements connect students with the natural world.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built EnvironmentsEnergy

    Industry Sectors:
    Higher Education (Public Four-Year+)

    Building Types:
    Academic InstructionLaboratories


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    Otak

    Sustainability Program Planning

    Otak

    Sustainability Program Planning

    Denver, CO; Portland, OR; Redmond, WA

    Design and engineering firm Otak engaged Brightworks to help them update their Sustainability Action Plan and corporate sustainability program as they work to operationalize sustainability throughout their organization. Brightworks reviewed past efforts, engaged stakeholders, and delivered a strategy and roadmap informed by market insights.

    Practices Engaged:
    ESG + Corporate Sustainability

    Industry Sectors:
    Professional Services


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    Our Just Future

    The Nick Fish Affordable Housing

    Our Just Future

    The Nick Fish Affordable Housing

    Portland, OR

    This addition to Portland’s Gateway neighborhood provides a mix of affordable and market-rate housing and serves as the headquarters for affordable housing non-profit Our Just Future. Brightworks managed its LEED for Homes Gold certification.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    Healthcare & Social ServicesReal Estate Development

    Building Types:
    Affordable Housing


    PAE

    PAE Living Building Office

    PAE

    PAE Living Building Office

    Portland, OR

    Brightworks Sustainability successfully managed the process of achieving the Living Building Challenge Materials Petal for PAE’s flagship headquarters working with engineer PAE, developer Edlen & Co., and ZGF Architects. The world’s first developer-driven Living Building, this 58,000-square-foot office building is a teaching tool for sustainable design and construction. (Photo by Daniel Lorentzen)

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built EnvironmentsMaterials

    Industry Sectors:
    Real Estate Development

    Building Types:
    Offices (Interiors)Offices (Core & Shell)Offices (Headquarters)


    Port of San Francisco

    Pier 27 Cruise Ship Terminal

    Port of San Francisco

    Pier 27 Cruise Ship Terminal

    San Francisco, CA

    San Francisco’s new Cruise Ship Terminal at Pier 27 achieved LEED Gold certification. An international point of entry, the 91,000-square-foot facility houses offices for the U.S. Departments of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    Government & Public Service (Local / Municipal)InfrastructureTourism & TravelTransportation

    Building Types:
    Maritime / WaterfrontBorder Crossings / Points of EntryConference & Event Venues


    Port of Vancouver

    Office Towers at Terminal 1

    Port of Vancouver

    Office Towers at Terminal 1

    Vancouver, WA

    These mixed-use towers on the Vancouver Waterfront offer 320,000 square feet office space and 13,000 square feet of retail. Brightworks is managing the LEED program through an efficient group certification approach, while also commissioning the building.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    Distribution, Logistics & WarehousingGovernment & Public Service (Local / Municipal)InfrastructureReal Estate Development

    Building Types:
    Offices (Core & Shell)Retail


    Portland Community College (PCC)

    Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center

    Portland Community College (PCC)

    Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center

    Scappoose, OR

    Daylight in instructional and manufacturing spaces count among the many sustainable features that contributed to LEED Silver certification of this 31,000-square-foot facility designed to spur innovation in manufacturing technologies.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    Higher Education (Public Four-Year+)Manufacturing

    Building Types:
    Academic InstructionManufacturingResearch & Development (Non-Lab)


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    Portland State University (PSU)

    Campus LEED O+M Program

    Portland State University (PSU)

    Campus LEED O+M Program

    Portland, OR

    Brightworks completed LEED for Existing Buildings assessments for five Portland State campus buildings, including an energy audit that engaged university students with relevant curriculum. Millar Library was then selected for a full LEED O+M program.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built EnvironmentsEnergy

    Industry Sectors:
    Higher Education (Public Four-Year+)

    Building Types:
    Campuses, Districts & NeighborhoodsLibraries


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    Portland State University (PSU)

    School of Public Health Building

    Portland State University (PSU)

    School of Public Health Building

    Portland, OR

    This joint project unites users from PSU, Oregon Health & Sciences University (OHSU), Portland Community College (PCC), and the City of Portland in collaborative space for public health services in central Portland. Brightworks managed its LEED Gold program and provided enhanced services to select sustainable materials.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    Healthcare & Social ServicesHigher Education (Public Four-Year+)

    Building Types:
    Clinics, MOBs & AmbulatoryAcademic Instruction


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    Refeyn

    GHG Inventory & ESG Assessment

    Refeyn

    GHG Inventory & ESG Assessment

    Portland, OR

    Brightworks Sustainability assisted this biotechnology instrument manufacturer in completing an operational sustainability assessment and greenhouse gas inventory before developing a robust sustainability plan to address its emissions.

    Practices Engaged:
    ESG + Corporate SustainabilityCarbon

    Industry Sectors:
    Biotechnology, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals


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    Related

    One Hudson Yards Apartments

    Related

    One Hudson Yards Apartments

    New York, NY

    Overlooking Hudson Yards and the High Line, the LEED Gold Abington House was Related’s first project on Hudson Yards. Aside from a healthy interior emphasis, the team pursued strategies to minimize water use and employ efficient and finely-tuned building energy systems. 

    Practices Engaged:
    Healthier Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    Real Estate Development

    Building Types:
    Multifamily Residential


    California State University, Sacramento (Sac State)

    Pathway to Net Zero Analysis

    California State University, Sacramento (Sac State)

    Pathway to Net Zero Analysis

    Sacramento, CA

    California State University, Sacramento – commonly known as Sac State – serves the capital region of California, one of the nation’s leading centers for the development of sustainability policy.  As such, the campus is in a unique position to implement, test, and advance those policies, and they leveraged their 2015 Master Plan to push the envelope. 

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built EnvironmentsEnergy

    Industry Sectors:
    Higher Education (Public Four-Year+)

    Building Types:
    Campuses, Districts & Neighborhoods


    Salesforce

    Healthy & Sustainable Materials Program

    Salesforce

    Healthy & Sustainable Materials Program

    Global

    Salesforce collaborated with Brightworks to develop this industry-leading program, memorialized in the free guide, “Healthy Materials in the Workplace.” For its leadership, Salesforce won a Building Health Leadership award from the USGBC.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built EnvironmentsHealthier Built EnvironmentsMaterials

    Industry Sectors:
    Technology (Non-Bio)

    Building Types:
    Offices (Headquarters)Offices (Interiors)


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    Salesforce

    Public Cloud Sustainability Framework

    Salesforce

    Public Cloud Sustainability Framework

    Industry-Wide, Global

    Seeking to scale its supply chain sustainability engagement and transformation efforts, Salesforce engaged Brightworks to develop a sustainability framework for evaluating public cloud providers.

    Practices Engaged:
    ESG + Corporate SustainabilityCarbon

    Industry Sectors:
    Technology (Non-Bio)

    Building Types:
    Data Centers


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    Salesforce

    Salesforce Tower Corporate Headquarters

    Salesforce

    Salesforce Tower Corporate Headquarters

    San Francisco, CA

    Salesforce recognizes that it serves multiple categories of stakeholders. In addition to the commitments to its employees and customers, the software company insists on its responsibility to the environment. This commitment is embodied in the company’s newly constructed LEED Platinum headquarters, completed in 2018, ranked the world’s #1 most sustainable and innovative corporate headquarters by Sustainability magazine.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    Technology (Non-Bio)

    Building Types:
    Offices (Headquarters)


    Salesforce

    Salesforce Tower Atlanta

    Salesforce

    Salesforce Tower Atlanta

    Atlanta, GA

    Brightworks served as the trusted sustainability partner during Salesforce’s expansion of its Atlanta office, which functions as the company’s regional headquarters. The renovation encompassed more than 150,000 square feet across seven floors, creating space for 600 new staff members. A hallmark of its many tower offices, the building hosts a top-floor hospitality space for Salesforce employees, customers and partners, which is also available for nonprofits and local education groups on off hours at no cost.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    Technology (Non-Bio)

    Building Types:
    Offices (Interiors)


    Salesforce

    Salesforce Tower New York

    Salesforce

    Salesforce Tower New York

    New York, NY

    In 2017, Salesforce took over 3 Bryant Park, an iconic New York skyscraper. Seeking to embody its recent commitments to sustainable operations, Salesforce engaged Brightworks in its capacity as the lead sustainability consultant for its Global Workplace Program to manage the LEED certification program for the fit-out of seven floors. Like all its offices, the New York space follows Salesforce’s global design philosophy and aims to promote a connection with nature while offering employees and visitors spaces of wellness and reprieve.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    Technology (Non-Bio)

    Building Types:
    Offices (Interiors)


    Salesforce

    Salesforce Tower Tokyo

    Salesforce

    Salesforce Tower Tokyo

    Tokyo, Japan

    Salesforce Tower Tokyo is located at the Nippon Life Marunouchi Garden Tower at the center of the Marunouchi neighborhood. The well-appointed office is serviced by convenient public transit options and sits close to the stunning Imperial Palace and Gardens. The tower follows Salesforce’s global design philosophy and the company’s Ohana design standard, ensuring that the space fosters a connection with nature through biophilic design, employee wellness spaces, and ample natural light to promote occupant wellbeing.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    Technology (Non-Bio)

    Building Types:
    Offices (Interiors)


    San Diego State University (SDSU)

    Mission Valley Campus

    San Diego State University (SDSU)

    Mission Valley Campus

    San Diego, CA

    San Diego State University’s Mission Valley is a vibrant, mixed use public works and neighborhood development that will include a 35,000-capacity stadium, an Innovation District, housing, hotels, shopping and over 80 acres of parks and recreational space. As the primary sustainability partner, Brightworks guided the team to realize strategies that supported environmental concerns while fulfilling LEED credits. Ultimately, the project, portions of which are still in development, achieved a LEED Silver rating.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    Higher Education (Public Four-Year+)Real Estate Development

    Building Types:
    Campuses, Districts & NeighborhoodsLarge-Scale Developments / MegadevelopmentsLandscapes


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    San Francisco 49ers

    Levi’s Stadium

    San Francisco 49ers

    Levi’s Stadium

    Santa Clara, CA

    Excellent alternative transportation, recycled materials, water conservation, a green roof, a large PV array, and sophisticated building controls helped the 49ers score the NFL’s first LEED Gold stadium certification.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    Sports, Recreation & Fitness

    Building Types:
    Arenas & Stadiums


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    Sand Hill Property Company

    The Rise (Vallco Town Center)

    Sand Hill Property Company

    The Rise (Vallco Town Center)

    Cupertino, CA

    Sand Hill Property Company retained Brightworks to manage the sustainability program to transform this 58-acre site of the former Vallco Mall adjacent to Apple Park into a mixed-use destination with 7 million square feet of new development, and the largest green roof in the world.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    Real Estate Development

    Building Types:
    LandscapesLarge-Scale Developments / Megadevelopments


    Shea Properties

    Shoreline Apartments at 1st and 145th

    Shea Properties

    Shoreline Apartments at 1st and 145th

    Shoreline, WA

    To access incentives available through a local Deep Green Incentive Program, Shea Properties tapped Brightworks to recommend a sustainability certification and then manage its achievement on this 450-unit apartment building in a Seattle-region waterfront neighborhood.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    Real Estate Development

    Building Types:
    Multifamily Residential


    Stanford University

    Research Park Sustainability Program

    Stanford University

    Research Park Sustainability Program

    Palo Alto, CA

    Stanford University’s real estate unit retained Brightworks to facilitate the development of a sustainability program for the 700-acre Stanford Research Park (SRP) to involve key tenants and take advantage of its unique land holdings and location. The goals for the sustainability program were to baseline sustainability performance, identify primary motivators for participation by the Stanford Research Park community, generate ideas to promote sustainability and reduce costs, and specify large-scale sustainability projects to implement over the long term.

    Practices Engaged:
    ESG + Corporate Sustainability

    Industry Sectors:
    Biotechnology, Life Sciences & PharmaceuticalsHigher Education (Private Four-Year+)Real Estate DevelopmentReal Estate Management, Operations & MaintenanceResearch & Development (R&D)Technology (Non-Bio)

    Building Types:
    Business / Industrial ParksOffices (Core & Shell + Interiors)Research & Development (Non-Lab)Large-Scale Developments / MegadevelopmentsOffices (Interiors)Campuses, Districts & NeighborhoodsOffices (Core & Shell)Real Estate Portfolios


    Starwood Hotels & Resorts

    1 Hotels Princeville Resort Renovation

    Starwood Hotels & Resorts

    1 Hotels Princeville Resort Renovation

    Princeville, HI

    Brightworks provided LEED certification management and energy services to support Starwood Hotels with the major renovation and rebranding of Kauai’s Princeville Hotel into a flagship 1Hotel resort focused on sustainable hospitality and wellness. Brightworks collaborated with the design and construction team to incorporate innovative strategies that will save energy and water, improve operations, and protect local ecosystems. Brightworks also delivered comprehensive energy modeling services, which allowed the project team to identify energy conservation measures and evaluate options.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    Hospitality

    Building Types:
    Hotels


    State University of New York at Stony Brook (Stony Brook U.)

    Javits Lecture Center Renovation

    State University of New York at Stony Brook (Stony Brook U.)

    Javits Lecture Center Renovation

    Stony Brook, NY

    As part of its renovation, the Stony Brook University Javits Lecture Hall had to comply with SUCF Directive 1B-2 for Deep Energy Retrofits. Brightworks worked with the design team as the energy analyst for the project.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built EnvironmentsEnergy

    Industry Sectors:
    Higher Education (Public Four-Year+)

    Building Types:
    Academic Instruction


    Sundt Construction

    Sustainability Program Plan

    Sundt Construction

    Sustainability Program Plan

    All Sundt Offices, Multiple US Regions

    This general contractor engaged Brightworks Sustainability to help up-level its internal sustainability program. Through team engagement and sustainability data management, the firm can now better lead on sustainability in project delivery and operations.

    Practices Engaged:
    ESG + Corporate Sustainability

    Industry Sectors:
    Construction & General Contracting


    Sutter Health

    Alta Bates Patient Care Pavilion

    Sutter Health

    Alta Bates Patient Care Pavilion

    Oakland, CA

    Covering three blocks in Oakland, California, the LEED Silver certified Alta Bates Patient Care Pavilion uses healthy interior finishes, fresh air, natural ventilation, and daylighting to fulfill its mission of patient care and wellness.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    Healthcare & Social Services

    Building Types:
    Clinics, MOBs & AmbulatoryHospitals & Inpatient


    Tishman Speyer

    Brannan Square Phase 1

    Tishman Speyer

    Brannan Square Phase 1

    San Francisco, CA

    Tishman Speyer’s ambitious Brannan Square will bring three cutting edge mixed-use office buildings to San Francisco’s SoMa neighborhood. 4.5 acres in total, the buildings will host over one million square feet of Class A office space, and the entire development will host a new one-acre public park with offerings for all ages including playgrounds, childcare facilities, a farmers’ market and a rich network of sidewalks and bike paths. The buildings are mindful of where they will sit on high-water flood lines and will ensure resilience via green roofing and below-grade stormwater storage.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    Real Estate Development

    Building Types:
    Campuses, Districts & NeighborhoodsOffices (Core & Shell)


    Brightworks is managing the LEED program for Phase 1 of Mission Rock, Tishman Speyer's joint development with the San Francisco Giants, which features infrastructure, a new park, two residential towers, and two office towers -- one housing Visa's new HQ.

    Tishman Speyer

    Mission Rock Phase 1

    Tishman Speyer

    Mission Rock Phase 1

    San Francisco, CA

    Brightworks is managing the LEED program for Phase 1 of Mission Rock, Tishman Speyer’s joint development with the San Francisco Giants, which features infrastructure, a new park, two residential towers, and two office towers — one housing Visa’s new HQ.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    Real Estate Development

    Building Types:
    Large-Scale Developments / MegadevelopmentsMaritime / Waterfront


    Brightworks is managing the LEED program for Phase 1 of Mission Rock, Tishman Speyer's joint development with the San Francisco Giants, which features infrastructure, a new park, two residential towers, and two office towers -- one housing Visa's new HQ.
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    Town of Normal, Illinois

    Redevelopment Plan Sustainability Policy

    Town of Normal, Illinois

    Redevelopment Plan Sustainability Policy

    Normal, IL

    Brightworks facilitated a sustainability visioning process and then specified the sustainability requirements for the downtown redevelopment of Normal, Illinois, the first-ever U.S. community to require LEED certification in commercial development.

    Practices Engaged:
    Government Sector SustainabilitySustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    Government & Public Service (Local / Municipal)


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    Trammell Crow Company

    The Boardwalk Offices

    Trammell Crow Company

    The Boardwalk Offices

    Irvine, CA

    This innovative, Class-A office campus offers 550,000 square feet of LEED Gold office space in two nine-story towers connected by bridges and terraces, comprehensive amenities, and two acres of landscaped open space.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    Real Estate Development

    Building Types:
    Offices (Interiors)Offices (Core & Shell)


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    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

    Carbon-Pollution Free Electricity Plan

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

    Carbon-Pollution Free Electricity Plan

    Washington, DC

    Working with JLL, Brightworks provided an analysis for a Carbon-Pollution Free Electricity Plan to understand the energy efficiency potential of 20 sites comprising nearly 2,500 facilities.

    Practices Engaged:
    Government Sector SustainabilityCarbon

    Industry Sectors:
    EnergyGovernment & Public Service (Federal)

    Building Types:
    Real Estate Portfolios


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    U.S. DOE Hanford Site

    U.S. DOE Hanford Site

    U.S. DOE Hanford Site

    U.S. DOE Hanford Site

    Richland, WA

    For new two vehicle maintenance facilities at a federal laboratory site, Brightworks provided commissioning and consulting to adhere to the Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings.

    Practices Engaged:
    Government Sector Sustainability

    Industry Sectors:
    Government & Public Service (Federal)Transportation

    Building Types:
    Maintenance & Operations FacilitiesMilitary & Tactical


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    U.S. DOE Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)

    Biological Computational and Science Bui

    U.S. DOE Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)

    Biological Computational and Science Bui

    Richland, WA

    Within this LEED Gold complex, scientists research renewable bioenergy, carbon sequestration, groundwater contamination, and radiation-related health effects. In addition, the complex houses energy and national security computing capabilities.

    Practices Engaged:
    Government Sector SustainabilitySustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    EnergyGovernment & Public Service (Federal)

    Building Types:
    Offices (Core & Shell + Interiors)Military & TacticalData CentersResearch & Development (Non-Lab)Laboratories


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    U.S. DOE Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)

    Portfolio LEED EB:O+M Assessment

    U.S. DOE Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)

    Portfolio LEED EB:O+M Assessment

    WA

    Brightworks trained PNNL staff in the LEED EB:O+M rating system and then facilitated a plan to LEED certify PNNL campus buildings. Per U.S. Department of Energy requirements, PNNL uses the LEED rating system to comply with Federal sustainability policies.

    Practices Engaged:
    Government Sector SustainabilitySustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    EnergyGovernment & Public Service (Federal)

    Building Types:
    Campuses, Districts & Neighborhoods


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    U.S. DOE Hanford Site

    Scope 3 GHG Employee Commuting Study

    U.S. DOE Hanford Site

    Scope 3 GHG Employee Commuting Study

    Richland, WA

    Following President Obama’s Executive Order 13514, Brightworks audited the Hanford Nuclear Site’s Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions from employee commuting and developed a plan to reduce those emissions while reducing costs to Hanford and its employees.

    Practices Engaged:
    Government Sector SustainabilityCarbon

    Industry Sectors:
    EnergyGovernment & Public Service (Federal)


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    U.S. DOE Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)

    Sigma 2 & Sigma 4 Buildings LEED EB:O+M

    U.S. DOE Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)

    Sigma 2 & Sigma 4 Buildings LEED EB:O+M

    Richland, WA

    Committed to achieving LEED EB:O+M certification for its portfolio of facilities, the Pacific Northwest National Lab retained Brightworks to advise its internal team as it pursued certification for these 20,000-square-foot office buildings.

    Practices Engaged:
    Government Sector SustainabilitySustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    EnergyGovernment & Public Service (Federal)Real Estate Management, Operations & Maintenance

    Building Types:
    Offices (Core & Shell + Interiors)


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    U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)

    Otay Mesa Land Port of Entry (LPOE)

    U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)

    Otay Mesa Land Port of Entry (LPOE)

    San Diego, CA

    The US-Mexico border crossing at Otay Mesa is the busiest commercial port in California, processing billions of dollars in imports and exports each year. Otay Mesa also processes over 3.5 million pedestrians and 7.6 million vehicles annually. The re-build of the border crossing seeks to improve the security of existing facility infrastructure, enhance support of cross-border traffic, reduce wait-times, and improve air quality. Brightworks is managing the LEED certification, a SITES program, and providing energy services to support GSA’s net zero energy goals.

    Practices Engaged:
    Government Sector SustainabilitySustainable Built EnvironmentsEnergy

    Industry Sectors:
    Government & Public Service (Federal)InfrastructureTransportation

    Building Types:
    Campuses, Districts & NeighborhoodsPublic Safety & Emergency ServicesBorder Crossings / Points of EntryMilitary & Tactical


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    U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)

    Peace Arch U.S.-Canada Border Crossing

    U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)

    Peace Arch U.S.-Canada Border Crossing

    Blaine, WA

    Completed for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, this new U.S.-Canada border crossing proudly sports its LEED Gold certification with an eco-roof, extensive open space, daylighting for the interior, and high-efficiency systems.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    Government & Public Service (Federal)

    Building Types:
    Border Crossings / Points of Entry


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    U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)

    San Luis Land Port of Entry (LPOE)

    U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)

    San Luis Land Port of Entry (LPOE)

    San Luis, AZ

    Brightworks is serving as sustainability consultant for the major expansion and modernization of Arizona’s San Luis Land Port of Entry. The improvements at this border crossing will improve traffic flows, reduce processing times, and increase security. The San Luis LPOE received $100M from the Biden Administration’s Investing in America program, the largest grant for in-progress projects, which will make San Luis first land port of entry to achieve net-zero by balancing carbon emissions through innovative climate-resilient technologies, an all-electric design, and photovoltaics, and batteries.

    Practices Engaged:
    Government Sector SustainabilitySustainable Built EnvironmentsCarbonEnergy

    Industry Sectors:
    Government & Public Service (Federal)InfrastructureTransportation

    Building Types:
    Military & TacticalBorder Crossings / Points of EntryPublic Safety & Emergency ServicesCampuses, Districts & Neighborhoods


    U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)

    Wayne L. Morse U.S. Courthouse

    U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)

    Wayne L. Morse U.S. Courthouse

    Eugene, OR

    The first LEED Gold certified federal courthouse in the United States, this award-winning design also received the AIA Committee on the Environment’s Top Ten Green Award in 2007.

    Practices Engaged:
    Government Sector SustainabilitySustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    Government & Public Service (Federal)

    Building Types:
    Courthouses & Justice Centers


    Uber

    Sunnyvale Talent Hub

    Uber

    Sunnyvale Talent Hub

    Sunnyvale, CA

    The Uber Sunnyvale Talent Hub is a 130,000-squrae-foot tenant improvement project that was designed with people and planet health as top priorities. In this project, Uber consolidated its Bay Area teams into a thoughtfully designed, sustainable, healthy, engaging, and productive workplace. The site is LEED Gold, WELL Platinum and WELL Healthy Safety Rated, and a leading talent hub for Uber’s global workforce.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built EnvironmentsHealthier Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    Technology (Non-Bio)Transportation

    Building Types:
    Offices (Interiors)


    University of California, Santa Barbara (UC Santa Barbara)

    Inaugural Campus Sustainability Plan

    University of California, Santa Barbara (UC Santa Barbara)

    Inaugural Campus Sustainability Plan

    Santa Barbara, CA

    Brightworks facilitated the development of UCSB’s first-ever campus sustainability plan, addressing all campus functions including research, curriculum, facilities, procurement, transportation, grounds, and more. More than 80 faculty, staff, and administrators participated in the transformative process of learning, visioning, and planning. With this head start, UC Santa Barbara today remains the UC campus most active and comprehensive in addressing its sustainability impacts.

    Practices Engaged:
    ESG + Corporate SustainabilityGovernment Sector Sustainability

    Industry Sectors:
    Higher Education (Public Four-Year+)

    Building Types:
    Campuses, Districts & Neighborhoods


    University of California, Berkeley

    Bowles Residence Hall Renovation

    University of California, Berkeley

    Bowles Residence Hall Renovation

    Berkeley, CA

    Built in 1928 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this UC Berkeley student residence hall racked up awards for its complete renovation and LEED Silver status.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    Higher Education (Public Four-Year+)

    Building Types:
    Student Housing


    University of California, Berkeley

    Woo Hon Fai Hall Bakar BioEnginuity Hub

    University of California, Berkeley

    Woo Hon Fai Hall Bakar BioEnginuity Hub

    Berkeley, CA

    Following extensive renovations, this historic Brutalist building now offers a mix of wet labs and office space for students and start-ups to spur the next generation of life science innovations, all in a LEED Gold setting.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    Biotechnology, Life Sciences & PharmaceuticalsHigher Education (Public Four-Year+)Research & Development (R&D)

    Building Types:
    Offices (Interiors)Research & Development (Non-Lab)


    University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

    Le Conte Student Apartments

    University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

    Le Conte Student Apartments

    Los Angeles, CA

    To continue to provide modernized housing for its booming student population, UCLA constructed a series of new dormitory buildings. Among them was this new LEED Gold, 17-story, 1,167-bed building which houses students in one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom units.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    Higher Education (Public Four-Year+)

    Building Types:
    Student Housing


    University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

    Nimoy Theater Renovation

    University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

    Nimoy Theater Renovation

    Los Angeles, CA

    A City of LA Historic-Cultural Monument, UCLA has converted downtown Westwood’s Crest Theater into an intimate venue for emerging artists, named for Leonard Nimoy. The project anticipates recognition for its energy efficiency strategies, improvements to indoor air quality, and building reuse. State of the art acoustics and new systems complement the LED performance lighting system and associated upgrades.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    Arts & CultureEntertainment & MediaHigher Education (Public Four-Year+)

    Building Types:
    CinemaPerforming Arts Venues


    University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

    Weyburn Terrace Graduate Student Housing

    University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

    Weyburn Terrace Graduate Student Housing

    Los Angeles, CA

    The award-winning and LEED Gold certified Weyburn Terrace provides 500 units of modern, healthy, and daylight-filled sustainable housing for UCLA graduate students near the center of bustling Westwood Village.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    Higher Education (Public Four-Year+)

    Building Types:
    Student Housing


    University of California, Riverside

    Carbon Neutrality and Net Zero Strategy

    University of California, Riverside

    Carbon Neutrality and Net Zero Strategy

    To help UC Riverside comply with California AB 32 and the UC System’s goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2025, Brightworks developed a campus net zero energy plan for this 1,112-acre site while serving as lead sustainability advisor for its campus master plan.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built EnvironmentsCarbonEnergy

    Industry Sectors:
    Higher Education (Public Four-Year+)

    Building Types:
    Campuses, Districts & Neighborhoods


    University of Oregon

    Black Cultural Center

    University of Oregon

    Black Cultural Center

    Eugene, O R

    This LEED Silver-certified cultural center hosts student organization meetings, engaging co-curricular programs, and showcases art that celebrates Black heritage. It also achieved SEED certification for social, economic, and environmental design outcomes as a LEED pilot credit.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    Higher Education (Public Four-Year+)

    Building Types:
    Student Life


    University of Oregon

    Hamilton & Walton Replacement Campus

    University of Oregon

    Hamilton & Walton Replacement Campus

    Eugene, OR

    This modern, sustainable, three-building student housing campus replaces two existing but obsolete facilities. Brightworks is serving as the owner’s LEED consultant, while also helping optimize energy performance by modeling multiple iterations of HVAC and envelope designs.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built EnvironmentsEnergy

    Industry Sectors:
    Higher Education (Public Four-Year+)

    Building Types:
    Student Housing


    University of Oregon

    Huestis Hall Sciences Hub Renovation

    University of Oregon

    Huestis Hall Sciences Hub Renovation

    Eugene, OR

    Originally built in the 1970s, this teaching and research hub for biological sciences averted significant carbon emissions by rehabilitating the existing concrete structure to meet new resiliency standards.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built EnvironmentsCarbon

    Industry Sectors:
    Higher Education (Public Four-Year+)

    Building Types:
    Academic InstructionLaboratories


    University of Oregon

    Knight Campus for Scientific Impact

    University of Oregon

    Knight Campus for Scientific Impact

    Eugene, OR

    The Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact (KCASAI) is a best-in-class research and education campus, an icon for the university, the community, and the state. This cutting edge facility achieved LEED Gold certification.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    Higher Education (Public Four-Year+)

    Building Types:
    Academic InstructionLaboratories


    University of Southern California (USC)

    30 Year Campus Masterplan

    University of Southern California (USC)

    30 Year Campus Masterplan

    Los Angeles, CA

    Addressing outdoor environments, land use, transportation, water, energy, building design, waste, recycling, and hazardous materials, Brightworks Sustainability developed sustainability concepts for USC’s 30-year master plan, the university’s first-ever master plan.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    Higher Education (Private Four-Year+)

    Building Types:
    Campuses, Districts & Neighborhoods


    Vantage Data Centers

    Embodied & Operational Carbon Strategy

    Vantage Data Centers

    Embodied & Operational Carbon Strategy

    Asia Pacific, Europe, North America

    Brightworks supported this data center developer in reducing embodied and operational carbon by first benchmarking their designs, then identifying high-impact measures in a variety of diverse climates to improve ongoing energy performance.

    Practices Engaged:
    Carbon

    Industry Sectors:
    Real Estate DevelopmentTechnology (Non-Bio)

    Building Types:
    Data Centers


    ZRZ Realty

    Zidell Yards Sustainability Master Plan

    ZRZ Realty

    Zidell Yards Sustainability Master Plan

    Portland, OR

    Upon completion of a master plan by Sasaki, Portland’s Zidell family retained Brightworks to develop a sustainability master plan for 33 acres on the Willamette River. Originally a shipyard, the new Zidell Yards is slated to become to a mix of parks, housing, retail and office space. The sustainability plan translates the Zidell family’s sustainability vision into a technically and economically feasible plan.

    Practices Engaged:
    Sustainable Built Environments

    Industry Sectors:
    Real Estate Development

    Building Types:
    Multifamily ResidentialOffices (Core & Shell)Large-Scale Developments / MegadevelopmentsMaritime / Waterfront


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