Portland federal building gets $133M green makeover

08/25/2009 | Oregonian (Portland), The

The Edith Green/Wendell Wyatt federal building in Portland, Ore., is scheduled to receive a green makeover funded by the stimulus plan. The $133 million project includes a new skin for the building's exterior with vines and vegetation that will block the summer heat. Officials say the building, which has not been modernized since the 1970s, will be bomb- and earthquake-resistant and could qualify for LEED certification when finished.

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