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  • 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.

  • Retailer Embraces Sustainable Practices

    When outdoor apparel company nau asked Skylab Architecture, Portland, Ore., to design its stores, principal architect Jeff Kovel, AIA, took on the challenge with utmost care for the environment.