Building & Aquifer


The Burnside Rocket Building is a mixed-use building located at the corner of East Burnside and NE 11th Avenue in Portland, Oregon. The site is a 3,800sf (350m^2) former vacant lot, adjacent to an indoor rock climbing gym. The building includes 16,500sf (1533m^2) of indoor area on four floors, plus outdoor terraces at each level. Construction was completed in April 2007, and the building is fully leased. The project team is projecting LEED Platinum certification.The building features a total of 16,500 square feet split between four floors. There’s an edible roof that provides food for the restaurant a level below. And the tenants are all on a full service lease, as opposed to the triple-net lease, providing a financial benefit to the owner for running the building efficiently.

Burnside Rocket was designed to use 50% less energy than a conventional space. It does that in part with improved wall and roof insulation, high performance fenestration, overhangs and window setbacks, highly efficient lighting design, efficient ground water heat pumps, and domestic water heat recovery using desuperheaters.