The Metropolitan Exposition Recreation Commission (MERC) announced today that its largest public venue, the Oregon Convention Center, was recertified with the LEED-EB Silver rating from the United States Green Building Services Commission (USGBC), making it the first convention center in the nation to achieve recertification at a higher rating. In 2004, the center was rated LEED-EB, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design in the Existing Buildings category, upon completion of the center’s expansion. The new “silver” rating required proven sustainability accomplishments among areas of operation, maintenance and capital improvements.
“I am thrilled to be recognized as one of the first convention centers in the country to be recertified LEED-EB Silver by the leading experts in sustainability,” stated Jeff Blosser, Oregon Convention Center Director. “This is a testament to the commitment shared by our employees, customers, visitors and elected officials to operate a clean, green public facility and I am extremely proud of this accomplishment.” [Read full article]
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