WindPower Portland

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Southwest Windpower turbines into place on top of a new building, Twelve West. Located at Southwest 12th Avenue and Washington Street, Twelve West includes a mixture of office and apartment spaces and was designed by Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects to achieve LEED Platinum certification. ZGF included the turbines in early renderings, and developer Gerding Edlen, probably the foremost green developer on the West Coast, determined to give the turbines serious chance. The turbines appear to be the first to be applied to a building in Portland. According to the Portland Business Journal, Gerding Edlen, ZGF, and Energy Trust of Oregon all chipped in to pay for the small wind turbines, and only time will tell if the investment pays off.

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