New Neuromuscular Clinic Home
The Neuromuscular Diseases Center clinic is now housed in the new Center for Health & Healing (CHH) on the South Waterfront Campus. The CHH is one of the most green buildings in America. The CHH is the most energy-efficient, large-scale building in the Northwest and one of the greenest in the world. It's on track to achieve LEED Platinum, the U.S. Green Building Council's highest ranking.
At the Center for Health & Healing, wise use of natural resources also helps save on operating costs. For example, rainwater is reused in toilets and landscaping; daylight and the sun’s energy are fully leveraged for light and heat; chilled beams replace air conditioning; and an on-site micro-turbine plant generates a third of the building’s electricity. The building is 61 percent more energy efficient than required by Oregon code. It will use nearly 60 percent less potable water than a similar conventional building. One hundred percent of sewage generated in the building will be treated on site. Rainwater and wastewater will be harvested for landscaping, keeping 15,000 gallons a day from reaching the city's overburdened sewer system.
The Neuromuscular Disease Center is part of the Neurology Clinics which occupy the entire eighth floor. Access to the Neuromuscular Diseases Center clinic is easier than ever. The Portland Streetcar stops at the CHH and runs approximately every 15 minutes connecting with bus and light rail service downtown. Later in 2008 there will be TriMet bus routes which service the Center directly as well. Valet parking is available for patients for free at the garage located directly across from the front door of the CHH.
An integral part of connecting the Marquam and South Waterfront Campuses is the Portland Arial Tram opened to the public in February of 2007 and shuttles passengers from the Marquam Hill campus to the South Waterfront Campus The trip takes about 3 minutes during which great views of Portland's skyline and the Oregon Cascades are seen.