This isn’t your old Health Technology Building anymore. The E6 (energy-efficiency and reduced water usage) projects underway at Portland Community College's Sylvania Campus on the south side of the facility are rapidly changing how the structure looks – for the better. Projects include the installation of the retaining wall around the new dehumidification units at the building. General contractor is Howard S. Wright.
Work on Sylvania's G Street is taking place right next to the other energy efficient projects. The project is scheduled to be finished by the end of August. The completion of G Street will improve access to and from the campus for emergency vehicles, as well as evacuation from campus in emergency situations. The next energy-saving project scheduled this month is the modification of the Heating Hot Water loop, which will make the current system more efficient and reduce energy costs to the college.
James G. Hill, an award-winning journalist and public relations writer, has been the Communications Specialist for the Office of Public Affairs at Portland Community College since November of 1999. A graduate of Portland State University, J... more »