Platinum Pool Party

The barnlike addition at the Eart Portland Community Center is estimated to be nearly 75 percent more efficient than ASHRAE standards for a natatorium.

The EPCC's sloped roof sports an 87-kW photovoltaic grid to lessen energy costs and large clerestory windows on the north and south sides of the building bring in natural light to the leisure pool area, reducing the need for artificial lighting.

Large windows floor the interior space with light.

Water conservation measures are a key design component of the LEED Platinumcertified addition to the East Portland Community Center. In addition to low-flow fixtures, a sophisticated pool filtration system saves more than 1 million gallons of water per year.

The East Portland Community Center in Portland, Ore.

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