Better Building Challenge

Zellerbach Administration Headquarters Showcase Project: Camas School District

Camas School District selected the J.D. Zellerbach Administration Headquarters to undergo an energy efficiency renovation effort to the campus’ four buildings. This campus was originally built in 1967 and operated as an elementary school until 2010 when the school was remodeled into the current administration center. Energy efficiency measures (EEMs) included in this project are expected to result in an energy savings of 31% and a cost savings of $22,000.

The overall project consists of improvements to the main HVAC systems including: reprogramming and recommissioning of the direct digital controls (DDC) and graphical user interface, installing CO2 sensing and demand control, and repair and replacement of broken mechanical and control components.

Other Benefits

In addition to the energy savings benefits of the airside economizer implemented at Zellerbach, the system will also improve the indoor air quality of the facility as a greater amount of ventilation air is provided to the occupied spaces than during the minimum outside air mode.



Resource Conservation Management Policy Achieving Continuous Savings

Energy Star Certified
All Camas Schools are members of the District’s Energy Star family and have earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR certification, which signifies that the building performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA.
Level 3 Green Schools
Grass Valley Elementary: This school was certified at Level 3 in school grounds. The Green Team worked to breathe new life into neglected areas of the campus and organized weeding parties to help keep areas free of invasive species. It also planned a composting center for leaves, other vegetation and kitchen scraps.


Skyridge Middle School: This school was certified at Level 3 in Waste & Recycling, Transportation, and Healthy School Buildings. The Green Team began an educational campaign and replaced all of their antibacterial spray with an all-natural, environmentally responsible alternative. The Green Team also continues to maintain the changes that they have achieved in past certifications through the implementation of recycling programs, no-idling zones, and student-led efforts to lessen Skyridge’s environmental footprint. Thanks to their efforts, Skyridge is now a healthier, more sustainable place! Sky Hawks Logo - Full Color