Areas of Expertise
Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning System Design
Plumbing/Piping System Design
Heat Recovery System Design
Sustainable Design & LEED Certification
Kendall Auto Group is a Eugene-based automotive dealer representing multiple brands at different locations throughout the area. This new 58,000 sf facility was designed to illustrate Kendall’s commitment to reducing their environmental impact. The HVAC system uses an innovative heat wheel system to capture heat before it leaves the building and to pre-heat air coming into the building. A solar panel system covers 90% of the building’s roof and provides 30% of the energy needs of the building. Certified as LEED Platinum, the first auto dealership to achieve this recognition, the dealership also used state of the art recycled construction materials to exceed the Toyota Motor Company standards for energy efficient and responsible construction.
BHEGroup provided mechanical and energy engineering services for the design of this new dealership, providing overall system selection, sizing, zoning, and specifications for the mechanical equipment and materials. Sustainable systems included air-to-air heat recovery, demand controlled ventilation, direct-fired radiant heating, rainwater harvesting for washing cars and landscape irrigation, low flow and waterless plumbing fixtures to reduce water usage by 50% and a 200kW photovoltaic array.