Nov. 4, 2010

November 3, 2010 — CSHQA is pleased to announce that the new joint-use Grant County Regional Airport General Aviation Building & USFS Fire Airbase facility located in John Day, OR recently held its grand opening on October 12, 2010. The $5.1 million program for the 17,752-SF, multi-use terminal building is registered with the certification goal of LEED® Certified Silver. The US Forest Service portion of the facility consists of a Regional Training Academy with helibase administration, ready room, locker rooms and support spaces. The general aviation terminal has a pilot lounge, administration office, maintenance shop, training room and support spaces. The US Forest Service operations, the airport, and the public will share a third-level observation deck. Site work includes new aircraft parking, a parking lot expansion, RV parking for US Forest Service fire operations, training grounds and biomass heating plant.

Project Highlights • LEED Highlights o Registered with the certification goal of LEED® Silver • WATER USE REDUCTION o Low-flow plumbing fixtures were utilized to achieve 30% water-

use reduction • RECYCLED CONTENT o 10% of the materials used in the building have recycled content • CONSTRUCTION WASTE MANAGEMENT o At least 75% of the non-hazardous construction and demolition

debris was recycled • REGIONAL MATERIALS o At least 10% of the materials used in the building were

manufactured within 500 miles of John Day, OR. • ENERGY EFFICIENT LIGHTING DESIGN o Lighting wattage is 25% better then code allowance • DAYLIGHT AND VIEWS o The building was designed so that at least 100% of regularly occupied spaces are day lit and 99% of occupants have a direct view to the outside.

• OPTIMIZE ENERGY PERFORMANCE o The design of the building improves energy performance by 37% through the implementation of a cooling tower, high efficiency heat recovery units, a night purge system, occupancy sensors, daylight harvesting, and photo sensors

• INNOVATION IN DESIGN o A biomass (wood pellet) boiler is used as a cost-effective, reliable heat source. Local wood pellets are produced locally from forestry waste that are clean burning and support the local economy. During the peak heating season a 38% cost savings can be achieved when compared to an all-electric heating system

• BIOMASS BOILER HIGHLIGHTS o Features the industry’s most advanced combustion technology. o Wood gasification process features highly efficient combustion (85%). o Keeps emission levels of CO (<10 ppm), NOx (<75 ppm) and dust particles (<0.06 lb/MMBtu) to a minimum. o Fully automated maintenance functions (de-ashing, fuel feed, heat exchanger cleaning) o Uses a local, renewable, carbon-neutral fuel source and supports the local economy.

CSHQA is a progressive architecture and engineering firm with teams that continue to work together with owners to create better-built environments and spaces. CSHQA is headquartered in Boise, ID and has branch offices in West Sacramento, CA; Phoenix, AZ and Denver, CO; with satellite offices in Salt Lake City, UT and Roseburg, OR.