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KPFF Consulting Engineers

Portland, Oregon


KPFF is one of Oregon's largest engineering firms, with 200 employees between the Portland and Eugene offices. With a rich history in Oregon, KPFF is a leader in sustainable design, thoughtfully incorporating green materials into structures (responsibly sourced mass timber, low-carbon materials) and designing stormwater facilities that treat water quality onsite to mitigate the effects of the built environment on Oregon's precious waterways and natural areas. KPFF has lead the engineering for over 800 LEED certified projects, several others that have achieved Net Zero and Salmon Safe Certification, and others striving to meet the Living Building Challenge. Our Sustainable Engineering Firsts Include: • First developer led living building challenge development in the world (PAE Living Building, Portland, OR) • First LEED NC Platinum public housing project in the world (Bud Clark Commons, Portland, OR) • First prototype for green main streets in the U.S. (SE Division Streetscape, Portland, OR) • First overseas U.S. diplomatic facility to achieve a LEED Platinum rating (Helsinki Embassy Renovation) • First LEED® Platinum-certified project in the Pacific Northwest (Gerding Theater at the Armory, Portland, OR) • First public school building in the nation to be certified LEED Platinum and Net Zero energy (Da Vinci Arts Middle School Evans-Harvard High Performance Classroom) • First Historic Renovation Project in the Nation to be LEED Certified (EcoTrust/Jean Vollum) • First vegetated infiltration facility sizing tool (PAC sizing software, created for City of Portland) • First student housing to harvest rainwater for reuse in flushing (Portland State University’s Epler Hall) • First integrated green street neighborhood in Portland, Oregon (New Columbia) • First shared public-private stormwater facility in Portland, Oregon (Humboldt Gardens) • Oregon’s first large-scale, on-site stormwater treatment and infiltration facilities (OMSI, 1991) • First stormwater retrofit designed to fit into a sidewalk corridor (AIA Building, Portland, OR) • First bridge to integrate sustainable stormwater features (Vancouver Land Bridge, Vancouver, WA)

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