Photo: Courtesy of Oregon Sustainability Center Oregon Sustainability Center’s planned height is at least 70 ft. Related Links: International Living Building Institute Construction is scheduled to begin in about a year and be finished 18 months later on a planned 70 to 100-ft-tall net-zero-energy use building in Portland that would, if completed, rank as the tallest net-zero-energy-use building in the U.S. The team for the $40-million Oregon Sustainability Center, which includes SERA Architects, GBD Architects and general contractor Skanska USA, is beginning a 12-week feasibility phase. Design should start in February. The seven-to-nine-story structure would be the tallest ever proposed
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