Oregon Convention Center
|The MAX light rail crosses in front
of the Oregon Convention Center.
Photo Credit: Tri-Met
The Labs21 2005 Annual Conference took place at the Oregon Convention
Center, a facility that matches sustainability with functionality
to provide the ultimate green meeting experience.
Conveniently located on the MAX light rail, the Oregon Convention
Center has incorporated numerous sustainable design features and
programs that have earned it some of the industry's most distinctive
certifications and awards, including Portland General Electric's
certification as an "Earth Advantage" building.
In 2004, the center earned a LEED rating for existing buildings
for its many energy efficiency features. The facility is one of
only two convention centers in the nation to be LEED rated.
The facility's sustainable features include a rain garden that takes
rainwater from the roof of the facility and filters it through a
series of settling ponds and landscape features before it is released
into the nearby Willamette River.
More information on the Oregon Convention Center, including a list
of the building's sustainable features, can be found online at www.oregoncc.org.
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