World’s Greenest Building to Run on Biodiesel
It's appropriately named Independence Station because it's located in Independence, Oregon. But it could be named for the independence from foreign energy sources, as the "world's greenest building" will be fueled with biodiesel.
Biodiesel Magazine reports that the $15 million building is halfway finished with completion scheduled early next year. The article says along with the power from biodiesel, the building will feature rainwater collection and reuse, use sunlight, and be built from recycled and reclaimed building materials:
The 57,000 square-foot building is also expected to be awarded the highest rating recorded by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Building Rating System, according to main project developer and owner Aldeia LLC.