Portland Touts "Eco-Districts"
The City of Portland Oregon is adopting an “eco-district” policy to work toward greening whole neighborhoods. Instead of having a random scattering of green buildings throughout the city, an “eco-district” will allow buildings to be more efficient by sharing resources. Some examples include multi-building heating systems and rainwater reuse systems. Two pilot projects are underway at Portland State University and Lloyd Crossing neighborhood. City officials hope the new policy will also appeal to developers marketing to green-conscious consumers. Read more.