Portland High-Rise To Feature Green Wall  

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PSFK has an article on a green building renovation in Portland - Portland High-Rise To Feature Living Architecture.

The Edith Green/Wendaell Wyatt Federal Building in Portland, Oregon is scheduled to undergo major remodeling as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, with plans to cover the entire west side of the building in vertical greenery. Architectural plans specify a series of metal fins protruding outward, allowing for a 250-foot tall garden that allows light in the winter and shade in the summer.

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The vertical garden will be a great solution.

Lushe
www.lushe.com.au

Very cool, especially its ability to provide sun, shade and ascetics. After reading several pieces about how rural communities are struggling to retain school teachers, nurses and doctors, building structures that people are attracted to has been linked to greater employee satisfaction as well as better retention. And here with the vertical garden is a great example. How can we continue building in ways that retain good people while simultaneously taking care of the environment, others and ourselves?

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