Clear Choice Health Plans Office Building

This project involved the construction of a new headquarters building for Clear Choice Health Plans in Bend, Oregon. Clear Choice, now part of PacificSource, wanted an energy efficient and environmentally friendly office building with room for growth. The 78,000sf four-story building was one of the first in Central Oregon to be certified LEED Gold.

Scope: Commissioning was intended to satisfy LEED Fundamental and Enhanced commissioning requirements. Services included review of Owner’s Project Requirements, Basis of Design, construction documents, and submittals.  Additionally, submittal review, equipment installation verification, functional testing, training verification, O&M manual review, systems manual, and 10-month warranty review were provided.

Commissioned systems included HVAC, controls, domestic hot water, lighting control, and a snow melt system.  A notable contribution was determining the snow melt system was frequently heating the ground even when no snow or ice was present.

Location: Bend, OR

Owner: Oliver Commercial Group--Owner's Representative

Client: Oliver Commercial Group

Architect: BBT Architects

General Contractor: Kirby Nagelhout Construction Company

MEP Designer: MFIA

LEED: Gold

Total Project Cost: $14M

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