IBI Group high school awarded LEED Gold

An Oregon high school is the latest Dull Olson Weekes-IBI Group Architects project to be awarded LEED® Gold certification

Date

May 3, 2013

PORTLAND, OR – An Oregon high school is the latest Dull Olson Weekes-IBI Group Architects (DOWA-IBI) project to be awarded LEED® Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Ridgeview High School, in Redmond, Oregon, 80 miles southeast of Portland, was completed in the fall of 2012 at a cost of $73 million.

“Our goal in designing Ridgeview High School was to provide a facility that addressed the district’s vision for innovation in education while minimizing the impacts to the environment,” said Alina Graham, DOWA-IBI designer. “The entire process was a collaborative effort with student and staff input during design and a team-oriented relationship with Skanska USA, the general contractor, during construction.”

The school optimizes energy performance by using high-efficiency heat pumps, which allow different parts of the building to have unique climate control settings simultaneously. The building’s tilt-up concrete walls, seven to 11 inches thick, serve as a thermal mass, decreasing the need for heating and cooling.

This brings the total number of LEED Gold projects for DOWA-IBI to six.

For more information, contact Amy Friendy at Dull Olson Weekes-IBI Group Architects.

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