Sustainable Gresham

Rockwood Public Safety Facility ExteriorRockwood Public Safety Facility goes green

Sustainability was a high priority in design and construction of the new Rockwood Public Safety Facility. Networked thermostats allow staff to monitor and control the HVAC system remotely, maximizing efficiency. HVAC economizers bring in outside air to cool the building instead of using A/C to accomplish the cooling. If the outside air is warm, the A/C will turn on and the economizer will close.

Other green features of the facility include:

  • On-site stormwater management: rainwater from the building roof and parking lot is collected and retained in decorative planters filled with water-loving plants that filter the water and allow it to infiltrate on-site.
  • Rockwood Public Safety Facility InteriorLocally recovered tropical hardwoods are incorporated in the building’s exterior and parts of the interior, as well as the illuminated bollards along the sidewalk in front of the building. The reclaimed wood was purchased from a local company Viridian Wood.
  • LED lighting (16 interior and 20 exterior LED fixtures) allows the City to save money over the life of the building

Read more about the Rockwood Public Safety Building.


Go Green | City

Volunteer | Innovation | City Efforts

Internal Sustainability Plan 

City staff and volunteers collect huge volumes of recyclable materials at the annual Earth Day recycling event. 




Go Green | Home

Tips about living green at home. Read about going green at home

Family sorting materials for recycling at home 


Go Green | Work

Information to assist businesses in going green at work

ColorCentric recycles used 33 mm film cases, typically more than 7,500 pounds a month.