Kaneko Commons, Willamette University

Salem, OR

Project Categories

Higher education

Business Type

Residential and mixed-use university building with dining facility and classroom spaces

Size

66,000 square feet

Architect

ZGF Architects

Owner

Willamette University

PAE Role

Mechanical engineering

Electrical engineering

Building analysis and modeling

Commissioning services

Architectural lighting design

LEED Gold

20

Percent better energy efficiency

than code requirements

40

Percent better water efficiency

than code requirements

Sustainability

Certifications

  • LEED Gold

Progress Report

Achieved 20% energy efficiency
Achieved 40% potable water efficiency

Special features

  • High-performance glazing
  • Wall and roof insulation exceeds code requirements
  • High-efficiency lighting
  • Heat-recovery system
  • High-efficiency boilers and water heaters
  • High-efficiency HVA
  • Daylighting controls
  • Solar hot water
  • Rainwater reclamation
  • 10 kw photovoltaic array
  • New central atrium with 270-seat dining facility