Portland Community College Newberg Campus
Sustainable Community College Campus: Engineering new certified LEED Platinum educational space
DCI Engineers provided structural design services for the new 13,000-sf academic and administrative center at Portland Community College’s Newberg campus.
- The one-story facility is certified LEED Platinum, and has a net zero rating from the Energy Trust of Oregon.
- Utilizes a sophisticated HVAC control system that heats the building in the winter months by pumping warm water through pipes embedded in the concrete floor.
- In the warmer months, exterior louvers and turbine fans work together as part of a “night flush” system to expel hot air and bring in cooler night air.
AIA Educational Facility Design Awards 2012 Citation Award Winner