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OHPD receives Honorable Mention Award at DJC Top Projects 2018

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The Daily Journal of Commerce held its 24th annual TopProjects awards Thursday evening at the Oregon Convention Center. Over 40 projects completed in 2017 in Oregon and Southwest Washington were honored.

OHPD took home an honorable mention award for our work on the New Bridge High School in the High Performance Building Award category. This award celebrates design teams that have gone above and beyond to incorporate efficient energy strategies into their projects. New Bridge High School makes use of natural daylighting strategies to reduce heat gain and glare from morning and afternoon sun, employs a louver system to allow fresh air to flow through the building, is built from wood that is sourced from locations promoting sustainable forest management practices, has HVAC systems that use 40% less energy than a typical school, features 68 solar panels that generate approximately 22,236 watts of energy per day (enough to power 55 refrigerators), has low-flow toilets, and throughout the school, building as curriculum learning opportunities are baked into the design so that the students who attend New Bridge High School can learn about the awesome energy efficient solutions that comprise their environment.

Thank you, Oregon Youth Authority, for partnering with us on this amazing project – way to go New Bridge team!

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