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  • Merit Award: The Sage, Eugene, Ore.

    A compact lot and small footprint don't stop this ultra-green demonstration home from living large.

  • Wireless Appliance Manager From Oregon Scientific

    Oregon Scientific. Available later this year the Advanced Wireless Appliance Manager monitors realtime costs power consumption and carbon emissions for up to eight electrical appliances. Remote sensors plug into any outlet and communicate consumption data to the base unit shown. Features include a...

  • Platinum Pool Party

    SERA Architects makes a sustainable splash in Portland, Ore., with a LEED Platinum swim center.

  • Scaling Up

    Two industry leaders examine the barriers to district-wide sustainability and how eco-districts are creating developments where the grass--and homes, buildings, and infrastructure--are greener.

  • Thinking Big About Going Green

    When it comes to the issues of size and sustainability, it's time to think big about the scale of going green, not about consumption.

  • Case Study: Record-Breaking LEED Home in Eugene, Ore.

    Arbor South’s The Sage infill house achieves a LEED-Platinum with a tight envelope and an array of resource-friendly features.

  • 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.

  • Vegetated-roof Failure Teaches Lessons

    The original vegetated roof on the M Financial Building in Portland, Ore., never lived up to expectations.

  • Reports About Green Concrete

    The Skokie, ILL.-based Portland Cement Association has commissioned research suggesting that the reflectance of concrete satisfies Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Green Building Council LEED requirements for reducing the heat-island effect.

  • Mountain Home Provides Green Installation

    Oregon’s Hood River Valley offers year-round recreational opportunities with skiing on Mt. Hood, hiking through forest lands and fishing in clear waters. Outside of Parkdale, Tom Kelly and his wife Barbara Woodford found a spot amidst this rugged setting to build a mountain home.