Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building Open House

Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm PDT
1220 SW 3rd Ave Portland, OR

The public is invited to tour the building which has been transformed from a 1974 federal building into a cornerstone of GSA’s green building portfolio. The 18-story Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building is now an operationally and economically efficient high-performance building designed to achieve a 55 percent reduction in energy use and a 60 percent reduction in potable water consumption.

The 512,000 square foot building is expected to achieve a LEED Platinum rating from the U.S. Green Building Council, the highest possible rating for sustainable building practices. Named after Congresswoman Edith Green,who represented Oregon’s Third Congressional District from 1955-1974, and Congressman Wendell Wyatt, who represented Oregon’s 1st congressional district from 1964-1975, the federal building is home to 1,200 federal employees in 16 agencies.

The building is home to several unique artworks including the exterior sculpture River Legend by Dimitri Hadzi commissioned in 1976; a tapestry called Rumi’s Dance commissioned by Jack Youngerman in 1976; and a vibrant visual depiction of sound waves called Louie Louie by artist Tim Bavington commissioned in 2010.