• Photos courtesy of Lincoln Barbour Photography.

Health Sciences, Chemeketa Community College

Salem, OR

Project Categories

High-performing buildings, Laboratories, and Higher education

Business Type

Classrooms, dental labs, and faculty offices

Size

61,000 square foot remodel, 71,000 square foot addition

Architect

SRG Partnership, Inc.

Owner

Chemeketa Community College

PAE Role

Mechanical engineering

Electrical engineering

Building analysis and modeling

Architectural lighting design

Pursuing path to Net-Zero Energy

50

Percent better energy efficiency

than code requirements

40

Percent better water efficiency

than code requirements

Sustainability

Certifications

  • Pursuing Net-Zero Energy

Progress Report

Pursuing 50% energy efficiency
Pursuing 40% potable water efficiency

Special features

  • Natural ventilation and passive cooling
  • Dedicated heat recovery with demand control ventilation, hydronic heating, and high-efficiency condensing boilers
  • A sophisticated control system for integrated mechanical and electrical system operation
  • 105 kW photovoltaic array
  • Integrated lighting design that utilizes a series of skylights and custom-suspended louvers to maximize natural daylight

Media coverage

Building analysis and modeling inform high-performance buildings

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