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Willamette University Ford Hall
Salem, OR United States
Architect/Engineer: Hennebery Eddy Architects
Owner: Willamette University
Building Type: Educational
Year Built: 2009
Size (SF): 48,800
Cost/SF: $295.00 per square foot
LEED Level: Gold
Renewable Systems: Thin film photovoltaics (26.8 kW) on the south facing roof
% Load Met by Renewables:
Energy Use Intensity (EUI): 36.1
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HVAC: Highly efficient displacement ventilation system reduces energy consumption more than 40%
Lighting: Natural daylighting fills the Hearth from an expansive north-facing clerestory, classrooms typically have large windows on two sides
Envelope: Deep overhangs and fritted glass protect the building from solar gain
Controls: Daylighting controls enhance efficiency of interior lighting, operable windows, occupancy sensors to help control lighting, heating and cooling levels
Energy Highlights: This project is designed to use roughly 70% less energy than comparable campus buildings. It is a runner-up for the 2030 Challenge Design Award in the As Built category presented by Architecture 2030, AIA Portland and their Committee on the Environment (COTE) in recognition of design excellence towards meeting the 2030 Challenge reduction targets.

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