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Oregon Future Energy Conference

April 2nd, 2014 | by Dawn Killough

In its eighth year, the Oregon Future Energy Conference is the place to be on Earth Day.  The all-day conference, presented [&hellip

Why Is That 2 x 4 So-So-So Crooked?

April 18th, 2012 | by Glenn Meyers

Seasoned carpenters and lumber mill operators may not talk much about the warped wood they have to build into straight walls, roof systems, and stairways, but they remember the days when the wood they cut was figuratively straight as an arrow and any deviations got summarily tossed into the scrap pile without second thought

YEA Camp: Settings Where Youth Can Make a Difference

February 29th, 2012 | by Glenn Meyers

I received this note from Rebecca Lyons about Youth Empowered Action Camp and the planned sessions for this summer in Oregon, California, and New Jersey. For young people wanting to get involved as activists for good causes, this appears to be a timely opportunity

Top Five Greenest Cities

January 27th, 2012 | by Jennifer Shockley

This is a collaborative list of the top five greenest cities in the world. My criteria was that these cities had to make multiple other top lists as being sustainable practiced cities, use unique and innovative green technologies and remain breathtakingly beautiful for the people who live there and for those just passing through.

DC Tops LEED States

March 8th, 2011 | by Dawn Killough

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released the top ten states in terms of LEED certified building square capita for 2010 last week. Washington D.C. tops the list and Nevada comes in second.

Orgeon College Goes Solar

February 15th, 2011 | by Summer Minor

The Clatsop Community College is going green with new solar panels installed on the college's rooftop. The roof of Towler Hall building is now equipped with enough solar panels to keep the entire building going on pure sunshine.

Oregon Renewable Energy Tax Credits Continue

December 27th, 2010 | by Dawn Killough

The State of Oregon will continue to offer the Business Energy Tax Credit (BETC) for renewable energy projects. A modified application and strict adherence to deadlines will help to keep the program on budget

Facebook Bows to Green Pressure

November 15th, 2010 | by Dawn Killough

Facebook launched a new site in October to counter claims by Greenpeace that their new data center in Oregon would be run by coal-produced electricity

‘Extreme Makeover’ Earns LEED Gold

November 1st, 2010 | by Dawn Killough

Last night, "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" revealed a new dorm for Oregon School for the Deaf. The dorm had many features that earned it a LEED Gold rating

Small Wind Can Be Expensive

October 14th, 2010 | by Dawn Killough

Small wind turbines can be expensive, but the cost to permit and install them can be up to three times as much as the system. Outdated code requirements are often to blame. The industry is pushing for reform to bring costs down

What Is The Smart Grid?

October 8th, 2010 | by Dawn Killough

At a seminar yesterday, I learned that the Smart Grid is a very complex system involving many parts and it has as many definitions as users

Net Zero Building Relies on Occupants

September 23rd, 2010 | by Dawn Killough

Can peer pressure among tenants keep energy use to a minimum? One projects looks to find out as they attempt to be the first net zero multi-family residential project in the nation

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