Stoel Rives’ Portland Park Avenue West Office Awarded Prestigious LEED Green Building Certification

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PORTLAND, Ore. — Stoel Rives LLP, a member of the Am Law 200 and Oregon’s largest and market-leading corporate law firm, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded LEED® Platinum Certification. The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance.

Stoel Rives’ Portland office is committed to the future success of Oregon’s economy. The largest of its firm’s offices, Stoel Rives Portland chose to work predominately with local companies on the design, construction and sourcing for its new Park Avenue West office space. The office achieved LEED Platinum Certification for implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions aimed at achieving high performance in sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. ZGF Architects, a longtime client of the firm, provided architecture and design services for the space.

Portland Office Co-Managing Partner David E. Filippi said, “We are excited to have been awarded LEED Certification for our Park Avenue West Office. LEED certification represents our ongoing commitment to our community and to the advancement of green building sustainability for future generations.”

Penny H. Serrurier, also a Co-Managing Partner in Portland, said, “Our LEED Certification is evidence of the firm’s commitment to the environment. Many of our lawyers are known for their work in energy and infrastructure, which includes land use, renewable energy and corporate and industrial energy management. We are proud to have received a Platinum Certification, the highest level possible.”

Stoel Rives’ Portland office features new collaborative work spaces, glass fronts and an open floor plan. The use of LED and auto-dim lighting, auto office temp throttling, and a nearly paperless library are better for the environment and for clients, as the firm runs in a more efficient manner.

“Stoel Rives’ LEED certification demonstrates tremendous green building leadership,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO, USGBC. “LEED was created to make the world a better place and revolutionize the built environment by providing everyone with a healthy, green and high-performing buildings. Stoel Rives’ Portland office serves as a prime example of how the work of innovative building projects can use local solutions to make a global impact on the environment.”

About Stoel Rives LLPStoel Rives is a leading U.S. corporate and litigation law firm. One of the largest national firms focused on energy, natural resources, climate change and the environment, Stoel Rives also serves the agribusiness, food and beverage, health care, life sciences and technology industries. With more than 350 attorneys operating out of 10 offices in seven states and the District of Columbia, Stoel Rives is a leader in regulatory and compliance matters, and business, labor and employment, intellectual property, land use, and real estate development and construction law.

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