Oregon State University
LEED Platinum Cogeneration Facility
The Oregon State University Energy Center set a new standard of excellence as the first LEED Certified Power Plant in the nation. OHPD designed the building as a replacement facility for OSU’s 100+ year old steam plant. The new building meets the campus energy needs through a cogeneration process allowing Oregon State University to redirect unused marketable power back to the regional energy grid. The Energy Center also tests alternative bio-energy sources and works closely with the University’s College of Engineering, providing cross-departmental opportunities for students to engage in the university’s processes.