June 01, 2011
For immediate release
Contact: Gerry Ewing / 503-681-1654
The Hillsboro Intermodal Transit Facility (ITF) was awarded third place in the Daily Journal of Commerce’s 2011 Top Projects competition. The ITF, a joint project of the city of Hillsboro, Tuality Healthcare and Pacific University, is a 269,000 square foot facility in downtown Hillsboro. Last month, the ITF received a 2011 Leadership Award for Sustainable Excellence from VHA Inc., a national network of not-for-profit health care organizations.
This sustainably designed building provides 794 vehicle parking spaces on five levels, includes ground floor commercial space, houses Portland Community College’s Hillsboro Education Center and is home to the region’s first bicycle commuter station, BikeStation Hillsboro. The ITF is next to a Blue Line MAX station.
The building is energy efficient and uses very low-energy LED lights, rooftop rainwater to maintain the landscape area and 252 roof top solar panels provide enough power to light the facility during daylight hours. 13 state-of-the-art electric vehicle charging stations are an additional sustainable feature.
“The ITF is a great example of what can be accomplished when both the public and private sector collaborate. Receiving recognition from outside organizations for this accomplishment is both gratifying and encouraging and serves as a testimony to our partners commitment to sustainability. We are all very pleased with the result, ” said Karl Dinger, Facilities Development Manager for the city of Hillsboro.