Brasada Ranch is a destination resort located near Powell Butte in Central Oregon. It offers all of the amenities – golf course, community buildings, rental properties as well as homes.
Property Description and Setting
900 acres of open space as well as thousands of acres of public land adjacent to the property
Response To Nature designed and installed the planting, irrigation, water features, and drainage courses for all of the community spaces. We continue to work with Brasada as the development grows.
Because Brasada Ranch is very focused on green building. We contribute to that effort by ensuring that our plant choices and irrigation components acquire LEED points. Our design team is proficient in documenting and preparing documentation to facilitate this process.
When we are not busy with the community projects, we also install residential projects.
Project Goals Environmental Stewardship
Design landscapes in alignment with green building and Brasada Ranch’s commitment to “walking softly on the land.”
- The community encourages residents to use sustainable energy resources like passive solar and “Earth Advantage” certified products.
- All commercial buildings are built to the highest standards in compliance with Leadership Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) “Gold” specifications — the most widely-recognized accreditation body for sustainable building and design in the country, and the benchmark for high-performance green buildings.
- Brasada Ranch became the first-ever destination resort in the state of Oregon (and just the fourth nationally) to earn the prestigious U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED certification rating. The LEED “Gold” certification was bestowed on Brasada Ranch’s Discovery Center, an 8,300-square-foot building. In addition, Brasada Ranch became the first-ever resort in the U.S. to achieve the LEED Gold rating specifically for “New Construction,” which is one of several categories under which projects can be submitted for application.
Select a plant palette that captures the feel of rural farmsteads and helps preserve Crook County’s ranching heritage.
- In support of historic preservation, some of Brasada Ranch’s building projects re-use timber salvaged from Ochoco Mill, which was recently demolished.
Brasada Information taken from Brasada Resort Fact Sheet, November 2007. www.brasada.com.