16: High Performance Buildings | PAE Living Building

39m 22s | 2022 Jun 24
In this episode, Cherise is joined by Jake LaManna, Quality Manager at Walsh Construction. Jake shares lessons learned from working on Passivehaus and Living Buildings projects, highlighting the PAE Living Building. The building, designed to meet the world’s most rigorous sustainability standards, has opened its doors in Portland, Oregon. The five-story, 58,000 SF mixed-use building, located in the city’s historic Old Town / Skidmore district, is the first developer-driven and largest commercial urban Living Building in the world. To see project photos and details discussed, visit arcat.com/podcast

Mark Brune, Principal at PAE and Project Manager on the PAE Living building project, and Justin Brooks, Principal at ZGF, also contribute their insights into the design, construction, and post-occupancy of the building.

This project provided unique challenges and opportunities - rigorous sustainability standards, identifying and utilizing materials compliant with "Red Lists," goals to design a building to last 500 years, and much more.


Cherise Lakeside, FCSI, CDT  image
Cherise Lakeside, FCSI, CDT
Senior Spec Writer | RDH Building Science
Jake LaManna image
Jake LaManna
Quality Manager | Walsh Construction
Mark Brune image
Mark Brune
PE, Principal and Project Manager | PAE
Justin Brooks image
Justin Brooks
Principal | ZGF