Carol Johnson Poole Clubhouse

Carol Johnson Poole Clubhouse is one of NC State’s campus buildings certified for high performance and sustainability.


Gross Square Footage: 29,722

Date of Completion: January 2014

LEED Status: Certified LEED Silver

Designer: Cline Design Associates/ Crenshaw Consulting

Project Purpose: The $5 million facility, which encompasses almost 30,000 square feet, is the crown jewel of NC State Golf. The clubhouse not only includes a pro shop and restaurant but provides a home for Wolfpack men’s and women’s golf teams. This includes lockers, coaches’ offices and teaching areas for NC State’s nationally renowned PGM program. The Carol Johnson Poole Clubhouse is also a research and training facility for the nationally recognized Center for Turfgrass Environmental Research and Education at NC State, and a “living laboratory” for research into soil science, pathology, toxicology, wildlife management, urban forestry and water conservation.


Sustainability Strategy

The Lonnie Poole Golf Course achieved Audubon International Certification, the second university golf course in the world to achieve this type of certification for natural habitat preservation. This facility’s LEED certification was awarded for specific sustainable elements such as:

  • Bike racks and dedicated parking signage that encourage sustainable travel.
  • Asphalt shingles with a high Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) that reduce heat island effects.
  • Reduction in water usage with new low-flow fixtures and the use of native vegetation requiring no permanent irrigation system.
  • Recycling construction waste to redirect waste from local landfills.
  • Designated recycling storage areas within the building that allow convenient access to campus recycling initiatives.
  • Use of wood materials and products certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).
  • Enhancement of indoor air quality with the use of low-VOC paints and sealants and with deliberate air quality management during construction.
  • Tracking of energy use through measurement and verification for at least one year.