Gallery: Oregon State University Gets First LEED Platinum Power Plant i...

Photo by Larrie Easterly courtesy of OSU

The new Energy Center at Oregon State University (OSU) has just been certified LEED Platinum, making it the first LEED Platinum power plant in the United States. The center became fully functional in June of 2010 and replaced an almost 90 year old heat plant that was facing some serious issues. The new Energy Center is a cogeneration facility that will save the university about $650,000 a year in energy costs and drastically reduce its carbon output.

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