Ore. reservation hoping elder apartments go green

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PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) -- Plans for an elder-housing complex on the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation are going green.

The East Oregonian reports the Umatilla Housing Authority is considering sustainability and energy efficiency in its plans for the 27,000-square-foot complex.

The complex will have 22 apartments with a community elder center on the ground floor.

Some of the sustainability plans include using refrigeration lines to transfer warm air between rooms instead of using air conditioning.

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Information from: East Oregonian, http://www.eastoregonian.info