Check out this article in Sustainable Business Oregon where WOU is awarded LEED Platinum for a residence hall. Yep, the silent *wolf* slipped by the neighboring biggies to secure *...the first large-scale, new construction residence hall in the nation to receive LEED Platinum, the highest green building designation issued by the U.S. Green Building Council*.
Check out their *facts* - *In its first year of operation, the university projects the building cut its electricity use by 35 percent and produced water savings of nearly 75 percent that of a comparable building of its size*.
The only disappointment is the lack of greywater reuse, but this not a shortcoming of WOU, but rather is related to the Oregon greywater program still under final review of the rules and regulations. I suspect the water reuse world will be hearing more from WOU.
Small quiet school, large green statement.