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High Performance School Program
This is the Statement of Work from the High Performance School Contract. It provides an overview of the High Performance School Program.
 A. In general, the Oregon Department of Energy will provide funding and technical support for the effort by School District to obtain a "High Performance School." The School District will direct the architect and other design team members to establish a minimum goal of a silver LEED certified school.
B. The School District agrees to design and build the school to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) silver certification with a minimum of five (5) points for energy efficiency including 4 points for EA Credit 1 and 1 point for EA Credit 3 (or at a different energy efficiency target established in conjunction with Energy). The School District should make every attempt to achieve a school that is 40 percent above Oregon energy code. The School District also agrees to follow the State Energy Efficient Design (SEED) process (found at http://Oregon.gov/ENERGY/CONS/SEED/Process.shtml). Fees for the SEED process shall be waived.
The School District will complete the following tasks in order to achieve LEED certification and comply with the SEED process:
1. In cooperation with the Energy Office, the School District will add energy/LEED language to:
  •  The Request for Proposal seeking design services for the new school and/or
     The contract for design services for the new school.
  • The contract language shall refer to the terms of this agreement and the need for the design team to actively involve the Energy Office throughout the design process. The School District may ask the Energy Office to develop this contract language.
2. Involve the Energy Office in the development of the evaluation criteria for the selection of the design team. In addition, the school district will seek the Energy Office´s input during the review and selection. (Note: the Oregon Department of Energy will not vote for the selection of any contractor.)
3. In conjunction with the Energy Office and the design team, hold an eco-charette involving the different disciplines (including but not limited to the architect, mechanical engineer, lighting designer, commissioning agent, and energy analyst) and the school´s design committee. The eco-charette must be scheduled before the schematic design stage to identify design goals and options as they relate to energy efficiency and other LEED features.
4. Include the Energy Office in programming/pre-schematic meeting and other meetings with the design team when issues which could significantly impact energy efficiency are expected to be discussed.
5. Obtain review and comment on the schematic design from the Energy Office. Discuss with the Energy Office and the design team the pros and cons of incorporating the Energy Office´s comments into the schematic design and give direction to the design team to incorporate energy features approved during the meeting or in subsequent correspondence.
6. Hire a independent energy analyst to develop an energy model of the building to simulate as-designed building energy use, code baseline building energy use, and potential energy conservation measures. The model shall be used:
  • In an integrated manner as design proceeds to analyze the energy impact of various design strategies and components, and
  • To compare the as-built energy consumption of the building to the energy consumption of the modeled baseline building.
7. Obtain the Energy Office´s review and approval of:
  • The energy model (baseline and final as-built versions)
  •  The design documents at the end of the Design Development phase, midway through the Construction Document Phase, and when final Construction Documents are completed.
8. Obtain the Energy Office´s review on any value-engineering by the School´s Contractor to ensure that energy efficiency will not be compromised such that the school no longer meets minimum energy efficiency criteria established for LEED certification or by the Energy Office.
9. Commission the building to verify whether all building energy systems are operating as intended and in an integrated manner. The School District will work with the Energy Office to determine when commissioning should be integrated into the process, define the scope of work, and provide input during the selection process. (Note: The Oregon Department of Energy will not vote for the selection of any commissioning agent.)
10. Report monthly energy use (for electricity, natural gas, and any other fuel sources) for 18 months after completion of the facility in a manner specified by the Energy Office.
11. To the best of the School District´s ability, identify and remedy any problems that cause monitored building energy to exceed expected energy performance as determined by the baseline energy model.
12. Apply for LEED certification.
13. The School District will send the Oregon Department of Energy a copy of the LEED documentation and the final correspondence regarding the LEED rating level. If the US Green Building Council denies a LEED rating, a brief report describing the measures taken to achieve LEED rating and why the LEED rating was denied will be sent to the Department of Energy.
C. The Energy Office agrees to:
1. Provide technical review and assistance per Section (B), above.
2. Compensate the School District a maximum of $50,000 according to the schedule listed under Section III. Consideration, below.
3. Restrict its review to design features and components related to energy.
4. Waive the fees associated with the SEED process.
A. The Department of Energy agrees to pay School District an amount not to exceed $50,000 under this agreement. This payment shall be the sole monetary obligation of the Department of Energy and the Department of Energy´s obligation to pay is limited by the provisions of Section VII, Termination. Payment of all operating costs, federal, state, county or city taxes/assessments and any other charges imposed by law upon employers shall be the sole responsibility of Contractor.
To assist in designing a high performance school, the Department of Energy will contribute funding for LEED documentation, eco-charrette, energy modeling, and building commissioning.