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Portland Architects Batting .300 at COTE Top 10 Awards

This article was originally posted on the Better Bricks Blog

Opsis’s design for the Hood River Middle School Music and Science Building was recently awarded  an American Institute of Architects Committee On The Environment Top 10 Green Building award. Two other Portland Firms, THA and Hennebery Eddy, also took home awards making Portland one of the most recognized cities for sustainable achitecutre.

“The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) 2012 selection of the nation’s top ten green projects sees Portland firms batting .300, with three out of the ten projects designed by local firms. This reflects well on the maturity of high performance sustainable design in the city.”

Opsis Architecture’s Music and Science Building for the Hood River (OR) Middle School Campus is pursuing the International Living Future Institute’s Net Zero Certification. Before recognizing the energy contribution from photovoltaics, total building energy use for the 7,200 square building is 24 kBTU/sf-yr (24 thousand British Thermal Units per square foot per year).”

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