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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The green rating system recognizes energy and water-saving features in design, construction and operations.

A renovated downtown Portland federal office building and a Tigard commercial office campus in Tigard helped push Oregon into the top 10 states for LEED-certified construction in 2013.

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