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The North Macadam Waterfront project is redeveloping the industrial-heavy south shore of Portland’s Willamette River into a mixed-use community providing housing and educational space for a local university. Busby Perkins Will was commissioned to develop the master plan for the 20-block area, which was designed to pilot LEED-ND standards.

The North Macadam project, which will lead to the development of almost 2,500 LEED-Silver residential units, is designed to maximize views from and through the residential towers. Stepped building heights facing the river provide residents with a strong connection to the waterfront.

Perkins Will developed the community master plan for the 15-acre mixed-use Dockside Green in Victoria, B.C., a LEED-ND pilot project on a former brownfield site on Victoria Harbor. It features pedestrian and bike trails, a mini-transit system, and a boat launch and dock facilities.

The first phase of residences at Dockside Green, LEED-Platinum Synergy boasts double-glazed, low-E windows, ultra-efficient insulation, and external shading on most south- and west-facing windows to minimize heat gain in the summer but allow for daylight at other times of the year.

Dockside Green residents enjoy views of the central green space, which is landscaped with native plants.

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