"...a place where the city's vitality and environmental sensibilities meet."

- Jean Vollum

In 2001, Ecotrust completed its restoration of a historic 1895 warehouse. The Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center is home to a mix of non-profit, city government, business, and retail tenants. Its primary goal is to promote the exchange of environmentally and socially responsible ideas, goods and services.

The building opened in September 2001, and is nationally recognized as a leading example of green building.

In March 2002, the Department of Architecture at the University of Oregon performed post-occupancy studies of building technology. What follows are the groups' case studies.

Department of Architecture, University of Oregon, March 2002