Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 39.89
Liaison Charles Riley
Submission Date Dec. 13, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Oregon Institute of Technology
IN-2: Innovation 2

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Eric Rulofson
Director of Facilities
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A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

Mechanical system in Center for Health Professions (CHP)

The mechanical system in the CHP was designed to use return geothermal water that has been used already in other buildings. This reduced the need to install a new geothermal line to the building.

This building also includes an evaporative cooler that reduced the load on the central plant chillers. This eliminated the need to purchase an additional chiller on the Klamath Campus.

Radiant heat floors were installed in the second wing of the CHP in order to compare a forced air system (in 1st wing of CHP) to radiant heat floors (2nd wing of CHP). It was found that the radiant heat floor system did not adjust quickly enough to meet the demands of the occupants.

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
The website URL where information about the innovation is available:

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