The Point is one of NC State’s campus buildings certified for high performance and sustainability.
Gross Square Footage: 8,500
Date of Completion: October 2011
LEED Status: Certified LEED Home
Designer: BBH (Architects), RMF (Engineers)
Purpose of Project: NC State’s new chancellor residence is located on Centennial Campus, near the Park Alumni Center. The lower level of the residence – about 5,400 square feet – is the “public” portion of the house for larger receptions and other events. The roughly 3,100-square-foot second floor is where the Chancellor calls home.
- A geothermal system that reduces energy costs by providing heating and cooling.
- Reduction in energy demand with 100% Energy Star appliances, 100% LED can lights and a continuous foam insulation that improves insulation.
- Controllability of HVAC systems that improve occupant experience while having the potential to reduce energy demand.
- Use of indigenous and bio- material with 100% NC State grown oak finished flooring, poplar trim and cypress ceiling at entry.
- Reduction of waste through the diversion of 50% of construction waste and the use of concrete with 30% post-consumer content.
- Water efficient features that include drip-irrigation and 92% use of native or adapted landscaping plants.