Chemeketa Community College
Salem, OR

The Chemeketa Community College’s Applied Technology Machining/Drafting/Engineering Building 20 is a LEED® Gold certified , 53,000 square foot space, which houses the college’s machining, drafting and engineering departments, in addition to offices for Applied Technology Department staff. The north side of the building contains a large open shop, and the south side consists of a two-story classroom wing with adjacent offices. This building replaces a smaller one and provides more opportunities for the students.


The mechanical system consists of a Heat Recovery Unit (HRU), Variable Air Volume (VAV) boxes with reheating, and slab heating and cooling.

BACnet® integration of this project includes window operated fenestration, lighting , and slab heating and cooling for temperature control of class rooms and administration. Challenges included the BACnet integration of the third-party products.

This new facility allowed the college to upgrade its educational courses in 3D modeling and 3D printing and scanning for rapid prototyping. Building 20 houses state of the art technology and equipment, allowing the programs offered by the college to be more industry relative. In the new building, for example, students can design a product on the computers in one room, physically make it in the lab across the hall, and debrief and discuss in the common spaces upstairs.

The facility was awarded LEED Gold Certification.

PRODUCT SOLUTION: Reliable Controls


Project Team

Architect:  Carlson Veit Architects

General Contractor:  Triplett Wellman Contractors

Mechanical Engineer:  PAE Engineers & RACI Engineers

Controls Contractor:  Sunbelt Controls