PSU: Science Research and Teaching Center, (Science Building 2)

The Portland State University Science Research and Teaching Center (SRTC), is a four-story building with three basement levels totaling 220,000sf, and it was built in 1971. A remodel for this facility later took place in 2009, which included both substantial equipment replacement and a 7,130sf addition for hazardous materials. The building remained open during the project and work was conducted in phases.

Scope: NWESI was contracted to perform commissioning services as required by LEED EAp1, Fundamental Commissioning, and EAc3, Enhanced Commissioning. Numerous constant-speed fume hood exhaust fans were replaced with four variable volume exhaust fans with heat recovery. Fume hoods were replaced with high efficiency variable volume hoods. After the remodel, supply and exhaust to each room is now controlled with airflow control valves that adjust to changes in fume hood sash position and room occupancy.

Location: Portland, OR

Owner: Portland, State Univsity

Client: Portland State University

Architect: IDC Architects

General Contractor: Hoffman Construction

MEP Designer: IDC Architects

LEED: Gold

Total Project Cost: $40.3M

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