Photo credit: Photography, Michael Mathers
- Location: Clackamas, OR
- Building type(s): K-12 education
- New construction
- 265,000 ft2 (24,700 m2)
- Project scope: 2-story building
- Suburban setting
- Completed April 2002
- Rating: U.S. Green Building Council LEED-NC, v.2/v.2.1--Level: Silver (33 points)
In addition to serving its student population, the North Clackamas High School acts as a center for the larger community. Divided into four two-story academic houses with a central library/media area, the building provides flexibility and the integration of instruction, technology, and spaces for social interaction and community use.
The North Clackamas School District established two basic goals for the design of the new high school: to create a facility that would meet the educational needs of students and to do so within a modest budget. The creation of a high-performance, green building was not considered a primary aim. In fact, at the time, there was little interest in sustainable design. However, energy efficiency, high-quality indoor environments, environmental responsibility, and resource efficiency became integral to meeting the school district's established goals.
Owner & Occupancy
- Owned and occupied by North Clackamas School District, Local government
- Typically occupied by 1,800 people
Lobby/reception, Dining, Public assembly, Cafeteria, Classroom, Office, Gymnasium
Commissioning, Open space preservation, Wetlands, Indigenous vegetation, Massing and orientation, Passive solar, Lighting control and daylight harvesting, Efficient lighting, On-site renewable electricity, Benign materials, Recycled materials, Occupant recycling, Connection to outdoors, Daylighting, Natural ventilation, Ventilation effectiveness, Low-emitting materials, Indoor air quality monitoringnext topic: