High Performing Buildings - Spring 2014 - (Page 50)
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BY JON WIENER, AIA
Faced with a growing allied health program and a shortage of space,
Chemeketa Community College sought a sustainable renovation and
addition to its existing health sciences building. The design team
proposed an unconventional and potentially risky approach for the
72,000 ft2 addition: eliminate mechanical air conditioning and use
passive cooling strategies to provide a comfortable, healthy building.
The resulting addition uses 60% less energy than code, costs the
same as conventional design and saves nearly $35,000 per year in
operational costs compared to a code baseline building.
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