Home to the College of Engineering, Fitts-Woolard Hall is one of NC State’s campus buildings certified for high performance and sustainability.
Gross Square Footage: ~225,000
LEED Status: LEED Silver Certified
Project Purpose: Fitts-Woolard Hall provides the College of Engineering with essential infrastructure to leverage the unique research opportunities, industry and government facilities that are part of NC State’s Centennial Campus.
- The building is on a previously-developed site, which utilizes existing infrastructure and avoids additional impacts of building on a new site.
- The building meets indoor air quality standards through use of low-emitting construction materials, as well as room-level air quality sensors for continuous monitoring.
- As a major building, energy conservation is important. The building is designed to today’s energy efficiency standards and includes building-level energy metering, space-specific temperature controls and commissioning to ensure systems perform as designed. These systems also use refrigerants that don’t contribute to ozone depletion.
- The building includes pre-planned infrastructure for rooftop renewable energy generation.
- High-quality lighting and daylight increase productivity, comfort and well-being of occupants.
- The building is cleaned by University Housekeeping, which is Green Seal-certified for environmentally-friendly cleaning practices.
- Both indoors and outdoors, water consumption is reduced through use of high-efficiency plumbing fixtures, as well as reclaimed water for irrigation and toilet flushing. Water use will be tracked through water meters.
- Occupants have access to the Oval, a large open outdoor space next to the building.
- The building’s exterior has rainwater management measures in place to reduce the impact of runoff, as well as mitigations to reduce heat islands.
- Occupants have access to recycling and composting collection bins throughout the building.
- Construction included numerous sustainable practices, such as controlling soil erosion, sedimentation and dust. The project also had an extensive construction waste management plan to reduce waste sent to landfill.
- Building occupants have easy access to the Wolfline campus bus system plus infrastructure to support biking as a mode of transportation.
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