Oregon Transportation Building Restored

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) recently celebrated a major renovation project on the state’s Capital Mall, making major upgrades to a 61-year-old structure that will increase the workplace experience for employees and lead to major long-term cost savings due to new energy-efficient strategies.

OSU Energy Center Awarded LEED Platinum

Oregon State University’s Energy Center recently received LEED Platinum certification, making it the first Platinum-rated power facility in the nation, and the first Platinum LEED building on campus, according to planners.

Planned $360 Million Hospital Reaches for LEED Gold

Plans are in the works for a new $360 million Kaiser Permanent hospital complex that will meet some of the worlds strictest environmental standards.

Going Gold in Oregon

The 600-student Rosedale Elementary School achieved LEED Gold certification, making it the first LEED-certified school in the Hillsboro School District.

Sage Seeks LEED for Historic Hotel Project

Sage Hospitality Resources is seeking LEED certification for a $118 million, environmentally sustainable conversion of the historic Meier & Frank department store.

New GBI Software Can Compare Hundreds of Design Alternatives

The Green Building Initiative has developed a new life cycle assessment tool that it says will make it easier than ever for designers to take into account a proposed building’s potential impact on the environment during its lifespan. The tool can assess embodied energy, solid waste, air and water pollution, and global warming potential.

OSU Facility is First Gold Certified Academic Engineering Building

The Kelley Engineering Center at Oregon State University is the first academic engineering building in the United States to receive LEED gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.

First LEED Gold Hospital In U.S. Opens in Oregon

The recently completed Providence Newberg Medical Center here is the first LEED gold certified hospital in the United States. New Jersey-based contractor Skanska USA Building Inc. estimates that the “build green” portion of the $70 million project will take 14 months to amortize, and that the facility will save nearly 26 percent in annual energy costs.