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Aquatherm Presents Solution for Green Piping Needs to Federal Modernization Project

Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building, Domestic Water, Radiant Heating and Harvested Rainwater
Products Used
Green Pipe®
Blue Pipe®
Lilac Pipe®
Location / Date
Portland, OR
2010 (multi-phase)

Aquatherm Advantages

  • Recyclable, energy-efficient, and toxin-free
  • Fusion outlets provided huge labor savings, allowing installers to simply drill into the supply pipe then heat fuse the outlet fitting into place
  • Resistant to the corrosive rainwater, and allowed for the same pipe material to be used in potable and nonpotable systems
  • Reduced need for insulation due to PP-R’s natural R-value

The Challenge

Designers sought the most enviornmentally friendly pipe systems in keeping with the overall goal of the $139 million retrofit project.

The Solution

Green Pipe, Blue Pipe, and Lilac were deployed for domestic, radiant, and rain water distribution, resulting in savings and ecological benefits.

Polypropylene piping helps major Portland project reach efficiency goals

About the Project

The Edith Green — Wendell Wyatt Federal Building in downtown Portland, OR, is currently undergoing a massive modernization that is making it an operationally and economically efficient high-performance green building.

Constructed in 1974, many of the Green-Wyatt building systems were at the end of their useful life and needed to be replaced. The $139 million modernization project, part of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, will make necessary upgrades to the aging building infrastructure while achieving a 50% reduction in energy use from the existing building.

The newly-renovated Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building will include a number of efficient, sustainable, and innovative technologies that are expected to achieve a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum rating from the U.S. Green Building Council, the highest possible rating for sustainable building practices.

The 439,000-sq-ft high-rise is operated by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and houses offices of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Agency and the Internal Revenue Service, among others.