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OHSU’s Center for Health & Healing Building Wins Toby Award

20 July 2010 | Posted By John Jennings 4,478 views No Comment

OSHU ExteriorOregon Health and Sciences University is once again taking center stage for its super efficient Center for Health & Healing building in Portland’s South Waterfront district.  The Building Owners and Managers Association International recently honored the building with its Outstanding Building of Year award.  The Center for Health and Healing building won in the medical office category.

Through its BetterBricks initiative, the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance provided support to fund the district airflow studies for natural ventilation analysis, charette support and post-occupancy evaluation for OHSU’s Center for Health and Healing.

“NEEA was a big part of our success,” said Dennis Wilde, a principle at Gerding Edlen Development.  “The technical assistance and POE were very valuable in the buildings overall success.”

Completed in 2006, the 412,000-square-foot buildings received LEED platinum just a year later in 2007, which was the first medical facility of its size in the world to achieve this level of certification.  OHSU’s Center for Health and Healing is also the first Oregon property to win a TOBY award from BOMA.

The TOBY awards recognize excellence in building management and operations and are broken down into seven categories.  A total of 94 buildings from across the globe competed for a chance to win this coveted award.

Here’s a list of related reading on OHSU’s Center for Health and Healing:

Case Study on the BetterBricks website
Post Occupancy Evaluation Summary (pdf)
Post Occupancy Evaluation Full Report (pdf)

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