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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Oregon Sustainability Center Unsustainable

This past month has been a roller coaster ride for Oregon's entry into the living building world - the Oregon Sustainability Center. Three weeks ago it looked like a private green building expert was going to take the lead on occupying the building as described in this article, but now we learn Portland Mayor Sam Adams has decided to take it off life support. According to this article in the Oregonian, the move "...caps a more than four-year game of red light, green light that has cost $2.3 million for planning purposes alone."  Another Grand Greywater Scheme down the drain, no chance for testing the novel concept of alternate compliance in Oregon, and no chance for a top greywater university in Oregon's crown jewels.
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My proposed 'Living Building' is dead
~Portland Mayor Sam Adams Tweet

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