Gallery: Oregon’s Zero-Energy Office Tower


The Oregon Sustainability Center is getting ready to build the largest Living Building Challenge-certified office tower in the world. The Portland-based skyscraper is being developed using the LBC’s doctrine of neither taking resources nor causing environmental harm — this means that the building will produce all of its own water sources and energy. That’s a tall order for a tower, but the collection of non-profits that comprise the Center, along with a strong community, feel up to it. Ground breaking is projected to start by the end of the year.

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  1. The Zero Energy Wuhan N... June 23, 2010 at 9:32 am

    […] won the award to design and construct the new research center which will be both zero carbon and zero energy, generating power from wind and solar, and include a slew of other green building […]

  2. manny June 3, 2010 at 1:12 am

    great uses of renewable energy

  3. Samsolar June 2, 2010 at 11:46 am

    Great site!

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