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  • 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.

  • Solar Energy Initiatives Announces LOI for $17 Million in Commercial Projects

    Solar Energy Initiatives, Inc. (OTCBB:SNRY), executing on a grass roots campaign, "RENEW THE NATION", to help redeploy a portion of the U.S. workforce and focus on reducing the world's dependence on fossil fuels by selling solar thermal and photovoltaic (PV) technologies, today announced...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • Old Materials to Get New Life ; To Meet Green Standards and Cut Costs, Builders Are Recycling More Demolition and Construction Debris.

    Demolition crews equipped with huge backhoes are making quick work of the old Baxter Elementary School on Ocean Avenue, ripping down cinder block walls and crunching lumber like toothpicks.

  • 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.