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Jan. 07, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

At OSU: The greenest power plant in the U.S.

Oregon State University's new Energy Center in Corvallis just hit two green-building firsts: It's is the first power plant in the nation and the first building on campus to receive a LEED platinum certification – the highest mark in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design green-building rating system. Continue reading →

Filed under: Energy, Green building, LEED certification, Oregon State University

Nov. 30, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

5 ways green buildings pay off

A new report from the University of San Diego and McGraw Hill Construction reveals five key benefits of green buildings with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and the Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star certifications (based on a survey of building owners and tenants): Continue reading →

Filed under: Sustainability, LEED certification

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In the Pacific Northwest, the environment is personal - it's where we live, work and play. Oregon Public Broadcasting's Ecotrope will bring you news and insight on the region’s environmental issues. Site curator Cassandra Profita is an award-winning reporter with degrees in journalism and environmental studies.

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