Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Eco-Friendly Gas Station? Really??

‘Eco-friendly’ gas station? Isn't that an oxymoron? You would think so, but that's the designation one Portland area gas station is striving for.

Highland Chevron in Beaverton is trying to balance the selling fossil fuels that produce greenhouse gases by addressing other factors that can reduce its carbon footprint, including heating, cooling, lighting and stormwater drainage.

The Down To Earth Northwest blog explains how the station consumes zero net energy and is environmentally friendly.

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SRTC is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Spokane County. Urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people are required to have an MPO. SRTC was formed to address the county's transportation planning needs. It provides coordination in planning between the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and tribes.

SRTC offers services including transportation monitoring, transportation modeling, census information analysis, travel demand forecasting, historical traffic count analysis, geographic information systems, and trip generation rates.