Thursday, May 3rd AT 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

The Pathway to a Net Zero Commercial Kitchen: The Commons at Chatham University Eden Hall

Oregon Convention Center: Room 204
Track: Net Zero Energy

Chatham Commons is part of the University’s new Eden Hall campus located in Richland Township, Pennsylvania approximately 20 miles from Pittsburg. The project is targeting net zero energy, including all kitchen process energy, as well as a LEED Platinum certification. Chatham University’s new Eden Hall Campus is targeting a campus-wide net zero energy policy. Participants will learn how an integrated design team investigated every detail of the way the commercial kitchen consumes energy, including cooking equipment, cooking fuels, and even menu selection, with the goal of delivering a net positive building. This design process delivered one of the world’s first net zero energy commercial kitchens. 


Hormoz Janssens
Managing Principal
Interface Engineering
David Goldberg
Steve Gross
Associate/Senior Energy Analyst
Interface Engineering