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The LEED Platinum Oregon Convention Center in Portland. Credit: Wikimedia Common
The LEED Platinum Oregon Convention Center in Portland. Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Here’s our weekly collection of green building clips:

Green building: Oregon Convention Center raises its profile, Portland Business Journal. It’s the third certification for the LEED Platinum Oregon Convention Center, which also earned LEED Silver in 2008 and LEED Certified in 2004.

Why the White House Is Spending Millions to Promote Wood Skyscrapers, Gizmodo. Wood is an extraordinary renewable building material — and USGBC rewards its use in LEED projects.

Front Group Takes Aim at Green Building, Clean Energy, Environmental Groups, Word is getting out about the “Environmental Policy Alliance,” a front group run by the notorious Richard Berman.

Union Depot achieves LEED Gold status, Minneapolis Star-Tribune. The railroad station and transit hub underwent a massive $243 million renovation.

The Future Of Sustainable Design, Forbes. Forbes interviews Julia Monk, senor vice president and director of hospitality interiors at USGBC Platinum member HOK.

Auto sellers delivering sustainable dealerships, Chicago Tribune. In addition to this article, check out the automotive dealership space type collection on the Green Building Information Gateway.

LEED: Not Just for Shiny, New Buildings, NREI. Greening the world’s huge stock of existing buildings represents one of our best opportunities to combat climate change.

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