NC State Athletics’ Close-King Indoor Practice Facility, located next to the Wolfpack’s Carter-Finley Stadium, has received national certification for sustainability.
The building, which opened in summer 2015, achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) designation at the Certified level.
The nearly 90,000-square-foot, privately-funded facility features a 120-yard football field, infrastructure for track and field sports, viewing areas and support spaces for equipment, strength and conditioning and sports medicine.
The clubhouse features regionally-sourced building materials, access to alternative transportation, a roof designed to minimize heat island effect and high-efficiency plumbing fixtures. Daylight views are available from all sides of the building, and indoor air quality is maximized through strategic selection of low-emitting materials, finishes and paints.
The building was constructed in an existing surface parking lot, avoiding the need to develop a previously undeveloped site. During construction, recycling efforts minimized waste sent to local landfills and water-efficient plants were chosen for the building’s landscaping.
The building is the eleventh university construction project and sixteenth campus building to achieve LEED certification.