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Skokomish Community Center - 2018 SIPA BEA

80 North Tribal Center Road
Shelton, WA 98584

Participant information:
Premier SIPs
Becky Susan
18504 Canyon Road East
Puyallup, WA 98375
Phone: 800-275-7086
Email Address: info@premiersips.com
Website: www.premiersips.com

over 10,000sqft

2018 SIPA
Building Excellence Awards

First Place Winner
in the Commercial/Industrial/
Institutional Over 10,000sqft
High Performance Category

Project information
The Skokomish Community Center
80 North Tribal Center Road
Shelton, WA 98584

Date Completed: 08/2017

Dimensions of building:
The Center has a gymnasium, meeting hall, commercial kitchen, dining room, fitness center,
computer lab and space for culture and art classes for the Skokomish Tribal community.

Total sq. ft. of conditioned space: 22,000 sqft

Built By:
Pease Construction
3815 100th Street SW
Lakewood, WA 98496

Panels Manufactured By: Premier SIPS

Designed By:
7 Directions
220 Second Avenue South Suite 93
Seattle, WA 98104

Total sq. ft. of conditioned space: 22,000 sqft

Describe the end use of the building:
The building is designed to promote community wellness, and it will bring together the tribe’s youth and elder programs including holiday parties, general council meetings, funerals, basketball tournaments, cultural classes and big events. During a major disaster, it can serve as an emergency shelter.

How did SIP construction help you get this job?
Energy efficiency was critical. The Skokomish Tribe wanted to be environmentally responsible with this new large gathering space.

SIP wall thickness and core material: 8" wall (19,728 sqft)
SIP roof thickness and core material: 12" roof (28,280 sqft)

Describe the benefits of using SIPs on this project. Did SIPs help save time, labor, construction costs, or energy?
Not only did they want to generate renewable energy, they also required a building that was efficient and conserved energy use. This criteria was the primary reason for selecting SIPS. Speed of installation, reduction of job site waste sent to landfills & disposal fees, use of tribal labor crews (not previously trained on SIPs), and SIPs re-cyclability were additional considerations that led to the selection of SIPs.

Describe any innovative design elements or structural engineering involved:
SIPS large spans enabled the large gymnasium to pair with local timber elements for a large soaring space.

List any certifications the project received, such as ENERGY STAR, LEED, National Green Building Standard, WELL, Passive House, Green Globes or local green building programs. Only list certifications that are completed:
Net-Zero Energy. Goal is: kBtu/sf/yr before solar, and net zero (0 kBtu/sf/yr) after the production from the solar panels is included. Don’t have a year of energy bills yet to confirm.

Describe the HVAC system used on the project:
The HVAC system is a combination of Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) Heat Pumps for space heating and cooling and a dedicated outside air system (DOAS) for ventilation. The indoor units of the VRF system are all ductless and cycle with the load in the space to minimize fan energy. The DOAS system includes super high performance air to air energy recovery ventilators. High volume low velocity (HVLV) ceiling fans are used to de-stratify the space during the heating season and provide comfort cooling in the summer. High clear-story windows allow for stack-driven natural ventilation during mild weather.

Describe any other energy-saving materials used in the building envelope other than SIPs. List U-values of windows used and the U or R-value of any insulation materials:
The Skokomish Tribe’s long-awaited community center features more than 400 solar panels on the roof — enough that it is expected to produce more energy than it uses. “We are probably one of the largest solar projects in the state, if not the West Coast,” said Yvonne Oberly, the tribe’s chief executive officer. “The technology was available and ... we believe in being as energy efficient as possible as well as being environmentalists.”

List any energy-efficient products or design features, such as lighting, hot water heating, appliances, passive solar:
Beyond the solar power, the community center was built with energy efficiency in mind and includes LED lighting, air and heat exchanges. Greenhouse gas emissions are expected to be reduced by 2,079 tons of carbon dioxide during a 25-year period.

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Builder Information

Pease Construction3815 100th Street SW Suite 3A
Lakewood, WA 98496

Phone: 253-584-6606
Email: info@peaseinc.com

Panels manufactured by Premier SIPs.

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