• Rendering courtesy of SRG Partnership.

Knight Cancer Research Building, OHSU

Portland, OR

Project Categories

LEED Platinum, Laboratories, and Healthcare

Business Type

Research laboratory

Size

300,000 square feet

Architect

SRG Partnership

Owner

Oregon Health & Sciences University

PAE Role

Mechanical engineering

Electrical engineering

BAM

Architectural lighting design

LEED Platinum

99

EUI

(Energy Use Index)

35

Percent better energy efficiency

Sustainability

Certifications

  • Pursuing Architecture 2030
  • Pursuing LEED Platinum

Progress Report

Pursuing 35% energy efficiency
Pursuing EUI of 99 kBTU/sf/yr

Special features

  • A cascading air system saves energy by reusing conditioned air from office spaces in the lab as makeup air for the required exhaust
  • Variable speed lab exhaust fans respond to exterior wind conditions and reduce energy use
  • Heat recovery chiller and air-side heat recovery
  • LED lighting technology