Daimler opens new headquarter building in Portland

by Truck West

PORTLAND, Ore. – Daimler Trucks North America cracked the doors of its new headquarters building on its corporate campus in North Portland, Ore. April 19.

“As a leader in the industry with a reputation for high standards in engineering and sustainable practices, we felt it was important to have our headquarters campus reflect those values,” said Martin Daum, president and CEO of Daimler Trucks North America. “As one of Portland’s largest employers, we will now have a state-of-the-art work environment to inspire the great talent in our organization and to continue contributing to long-term prosperity in Portland.”

The nine-storey building was a $150-million investment for Daimler, and measures 268,000 square feet and serves two functions: merge Daimler employees currently located in offices separated by the Willamette River and accommodate new positions in Portland, which the company believes it will need in conjunction with future growth.

“With the new headquarters building, Daimler achieved what only 1% of office buildings nationwide can claim: the design energy efficiency is sky high with an Energy Star score of 99 out of 100,” said chief sustainability strategist Nicole Isle of Glumac, a sustainable design engineering firm focused on energy efficiency, water conservation, and improving the indoor occupant health. “The new Daimler building is targeting LEED Platinum certification, a rigorous green building goal that Daimler was committed to from the start. It’s a rare achievement with only two corporate headquarters buildings in Portland having achieved platinum certification.”

Daimler said it worked through each stage of the building’s development to achieve LEED platinum certification, and that it anticipates it will receive the certificate later this year.

The new headquarters boasts a four-storey parking garage with electrical charging stations and a landscaped surface parking lot.

The company also partnered with Port of Portland and Business Oregon to reconnect the greenway trail.

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