July 28, 2009

Building green costs extra, OR schools find

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Despite Oregon’s environmentalist image, only one-quarter of the schools approved by voters since 2006 are built to national “green building” standards. Some schools, citing the high costs and paperwork associated with obtaining a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design medallion, are building what they call “LEED equivalent” schools, writes Wendy Owen in The Oregonian. That’s pretty much an honor system, though.

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