Central Kitchen, University of Oregon – Eugene, Oregon
The University of Oregon Central Kitchen, located in Eugene, Oregon, is approximately 21,000 square feet of new construction that accommodates kitchen and catering services (previously located in Carson and Bean Halls), and woodshop space previously located throughout University Housing facilities. The kitchen facility provides space for food preparation and distribution to the food services within the University Housing’s residence halls and for catered meals provided by University Catering across the campus, and includes significant refrigerated spaces – both low temperature and medium temperature. The woodshop facility includes conventional woodworking equipment used for repair of damaged and broken furniture.
SOLARC was engaged by the University of Oregon (UO) to provide energy modeling and efficiency consulting to support design phase energy efficiency strategy development, and to ultimately identify design energy performance. Energy performance was tracked for LEED Energy and Atmosphere Credit 1 and for adherence to the UO’s Advanced Energy Threshold (defined as 35% more efficient that the Oregon Energy Code requirements.) Ultimately, SOLARC was tasked with verifying energy performance using Option D of the IPMVP. Due to lack of permanent sub-metering, this involved updating of the Measurement and Verification plan, installation of portable data-logging, and calibration of an as-built, as-operated model around a single month of actual data. This work is ongoing as of June 2017.
Energy Efficiency Strategies Identified and Implemented