EUGENE  +  1158 HIGH STREET EUGENE, OR 97401

TEL: 541.349.0966

SEATTLE  +  1501 MADISON STREET SUITE 200 SEATTLE, WA 98122

TEL: 206.812.8690

SALT LAKE CITY  +  211 EAST 300 SOUTH SUITE 208 SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84111

TEL: 801.990.7016

PORTLAND + 4145 SW WATSON AVENUE SUITE 308 PORTLAND, OR 97005

TEL: 503.223.5253

Solarc Energy Group is a small a nimble firm comprised of eight professionals located is four small offices in Eugene, Portland, Seattle, and Salt Lake City. We provide professional services associated with building energy efficiency analysis, commissioning, and mechanical engineering. All of our work is woven around the thread of energy efficiency, manifest in the experience and perspective of firm President, Mike Hatten.

 

Our historical context is embedded in Mike's history of work in the Pacific Northwest through his predecessor firms - Solarc Architecture and Engineering and Hatten/Johnson Associates. With these and other firms since 1981, Mike has assembled the credentials that place him among the regions originals working with building energy conservation and energy efficiency projects. He has worked with many utilities from the beginning of their demand side management (DSM) programs. Our commissioning resume starts at the emergence of commissioning as a distinct service in the construction market with our first project executed 23 years ago. Our design capabilities reflect Mike's profound understanding of building science science and exposure to many hundreds of existing systems in commercial/institutional buildings of all types. We have an especially extensive resume in healthcare, higher education, K-12 schools, and office buildings.

 

Solarc Energy Group is a principled firm that honors relationships formed through past work, shared interests, and common values with our clients and associates. We find meaning in every project, and we strive to deliver value in every endeavor.

The Solarc Energy Group is comprised of a skilled team of nine professionals. Our team is a blend of engineers, commissioning agents, and energy analysts with over 100 years of combined experience.

Galen Ohmart, Architect

 

When you work closely with someone for 20 years as business partner and professional collaborator, you cannot help but contribute to each other’s creative output.  Galen and I were mutually dependent on each other for our livelihood though not our hobbies.  Yet being one’s business partner is a unique intimate relationship.  We were each other’s creative mentors as well as foils.  Today, I’d like to share with you some of that creative output that was Galen the architect – at least through the filter of my experience.

 

One of my mentors, prior to my partnership with Galen, would often say, “The only thing that is certain, is that we will live on in the creativity that we engender in others.”  For a creative design architect – and Galen was that – one can live on in the buildings that he or she has designed and that have been built.