Mercy Corps World Headquarters: Portland, OR

Building with a Mission
Mercy Corps P16
Jeff Amram

Responding to international crises isn’t easy when your colleagues are scattered across six separate office spaces. Mercy Corps found its solution in Portland, Ore.’s neglected Packer-Scott Building. Constructed in 1892, the building was renovated, and about the same amount of square footage was added. The nonprofit’s new LEED Platinum headquarters features a spacious daylit atrium and stairwell (which also functions as a stack ventilator). It includes an open plan layout and common areas such as the coffee bar, which help stimulate informal collaboration for its entire staff. A variable refrigerant flow heat pump system, dual outdoor air system and natural ventilation contribute to an annual EUI of 36 kBtu/ft2.

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Categories: Energy & Mechanical Systems, Natural Ventilation, Office/Institutional, Thermal Envelope