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200 Market Building (200 Market)

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  • Location: Portland, OR
  • Climate Region: 4C: Mixed - Marine
  • Building type(s): Commercial office
  • Renovation of a 1973 building, last renovated in 1989
  • 389,000 ft2 (36,100 m2)
  • Project scope: 19-story building
  • Urban setting
  • Rating: EPA Energy Star --Level: 98
    Rating: U.S. Green Building Council LEED EB O&M --Level: Platinum
    Rating: U.S. Green Building Council LEED-EB, v.2.0 --Level: Gold

The 200 Market Building is a high-rise built in 1973 and located in downtown Portland, Oregon. It was purchased in 1988 by its current owner, 200 Market Associates, primarily because of its optimal location in Portland's central business district. Since 1989 the building has undergone continuous improvements in multiple phases. It is occupied by 20 office tenants and 10 retail tenants and has maintained a high level of occupancy despite the economic downturn.

"In my observation, tenants are willing to pay a premium for a building that is demonstrably better." - John Russell, owner representative

Environmental Aspects

Much of the building's success has been credited to the owner's efficiency and sustainability investments; John Russell specifically pointed to these investments as well as to the building's LEED Platinum certification as points of distinction, setting 200 Market apart from other high-rise office buildings in the district.

Some of the energy efficiency measures that contribute to this success include:

  • Variable-Speed drives on all pumps and fans
  • Variable air volume air handlers with waterside economizers
  • Increased ventilation rate
  • Roof insulation upgrade
  • Dimmable lighting ballasts with motion sensors
  • Direct Digital Control system
  • High-efficiency lighting
  • Retro-commissioning

[Added to the HPB Database by New Buildings Institute - White Salmon, WA]

Owner & Occupancy

  • Owned by 200 Market Associates, Corporation, for-profit
  • Occupants: Corporation, for-profit


Commissioning, Performance measurement and verification, Operations and maintenance, Insulation levels, HVAC, Efficient lighting

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