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Opsis Architecture LLP

Woodburn Success High School

Woodburn Success High School’s new building will save the Woodburn School District money while providing students with a safe, comfortable, well-lit place of learning.

Woodburn, Oregon

Client: Opsis Architecture

Building Size: 11,000 sf

Project Cost: $4.7 million

Certifications: Net-Zero Energy Goal

We analyzed complex window and space geometry to optimize daylighting design, leading to greater energy savings.
Interface Engineering selected an energy-efficient Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) system that is able to run at a lower capacity and with less frequency than a standard HVAC unit while still maintaining a set temperature.

Occupancy-sensor-controlled power receptacles were used throughout the building. The sensors use dual ultrasonic and passive infrared technology to determine whether a given space is occupied or vacant. When a space is unoccupied, the sensor-controlled outlets are de-energized.

The building will be equipped with heavy-duty water heater that operates at 98% thermal efficiency.

Restrooms will have dual-flush toilets, ultra-low water use urinals and low-flow faucets to conserve water.


The combination of sustainability measures designed by Interface Engineering and renewable resource use will push the project to net-zero energy and fulfill requirements for the school to utilize funds from their bond measure.

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