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  • White Paper Details Energy Challenges

    A new white paper from Portland Energy Conservation Inc., Portland, Ore., “Wiring the Smart Grid for Energy Savings: Integrating Buildings to Maximize Investment,” by PECI technical director Hannah Friedman, asserts the materialization of building energy savings is critical to making the smart grid...

  • Oregon Energy Trust Offers Cash for Refrigerator 'Clunkers'

    Aug. 25--Still looking to reduce your energy consumption, but missed Monday's Cash for Clunkers deadline for trading in your old car?

  • NASA Gets Ready for New Green Building

    Aug. 26--NASA's Ames Research Center is ready to begin construction of what is planned as the greenest building ever built by the federal government, a structure that will use state-of-the-art sensors developed for space missions but also rely on the age-old strategy of opening the window to catch...

  • Innovative Green Projects: 2009

    Seven of the most innovative green projects of 2009.

  • Organizations Promote Buildings' Sustainability

    Through a new memorandum of understanding, the Atlanta-based American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers Inc. and Portland, Ore.-based Green Building Initiative will work together to accelerate the adoption of sustainability principles in the built environment.

  • Display house Built With FSC-Certified Materials

    Portland, Ore.-based Forest Products Solutions unveiled the first FSC House trade-show display at the Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Green Building Council’s Greenbuild International Conference and Expo last November in Chicago.

  • The Point at Morristown / N.J.

    This 24,000-square-foot (2230-m2), 6-story mixed office and retail building includes ceiling heights designed to maximize energy efficiency, dual-flush toilets, sensor-operated faucets, tinted double-pane operable windows, carpeting made from recycled materials, an on-site recycling center...

  • Multnoah County Central Library / Portland, Ore.

    A new vegetated roof atop this library replaced the former leaking roof. The vegetated roof, which cost $180,000 and covers 7,188 square feet (668 m2), contains more than 17,000 sedums and grasses.

  • Affordably Sustainable in Portland

    Helensview Heights is all about sustainability, but far more than just the stuff you can feel, touch, or tack onto a house.

  • Fast-food Chains Serve Up Sustainable Restaurants

    With locations across the U.S., fast-food restaurants have great potential to create positive environmental impacts as they enter the green-building arena.