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Sokol Blosser Winery Tasting Room
Throughout its 40-year history, Oregon’s Sokol Blosser winery has been an industry leader in sustainable design and operation. For their new wine-tasting room in Dayton, Oregon, Sokol Blosser upped the ante, choosing to pursue Living Building Challenge Petal Recognition, which includes achieving net-zero energy.
Glumac teamed with Allied Works Architecture to provide engineering design concepts to help Sokol Blosser pursue its goal. Glumac’s engineers examined the winery’s energy consumption and its ability to generate energy onsite through its existing 24KW photovoltaic array. Based on this analysis, it was determined the existing array could produce enough electricity to support a building energy use intensity (EUI) of just 20 kbtu per square foot.
Heat recovery ventilators; high-efficiency, split system heat pumps; interior and exterior LED lighting; and low flow water features were also implemented to help Sokol Blosser achieve its high sustainability goals.
Size: 5,000 sf
Completion Date: 2013
Architect: Allied Works Architecture
Owner: Sokol Blosser Winery
Images courtesy of Andrea Johnson Photography
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