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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

This high-performing building for Chemeketa Community College included a 61,000 square foot remodel and 71,000 square foot addition, pursuing 50% better energy and 40% better water efficiency than code requirements.

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

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