Oregon Sustainability Center defining green building’s next frontier?

The Oregon Sustainability Center project lives to see another day.

The Daily Journal of Commerce reported today that the Portland City Council voted to partner with the Oregon University System to fund the schematic design process for the PSU-based Oregon Sustainability Center.  The design will be completed at the beginning of 2011, at which time the City will consider supporting actual construction of the center.

Oregon Public Broadcasting also reported on the story today, emphasizing the center’s potential role as a replicable model of Living Building Challenge standards, the comprehensive set of green building goals whose energy efficiency standards are closely related to Passive House.  Given the potential impact on the future of the City’s green building community, we’re watching the story closely.

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