Model energy-saving house sells at a loss

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PORTLAND — Portland's "water house," the energy-efficient demonstration home that was built by the Water Bureau at a cost of $940,000, has been sold for $395,000.

The Oregonian reported Commissioner Nick Fish, who oversees the Water Bureau, signed a contract this week with a Portland couple who expect the deal to close at the end of January.

The sale was first reported by the Willamette Week.