• Photos courtesy of Lincoln Barbour Photography.

Health Sciences, Chemeketa Community College

Salem, OR

Business Type

Classrooms, dental labs, and faculty offices


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

Pursuing path to Net-Zero Energy


Percent better energy efficiency

than code requirements


Percent better water efficiency

than code requirements



  • 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

Blog Coverage

Building analysis and modeling inform high-performance buildings