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Project County Completed Description Bldg Size Acreage Docs
Storage Building, Wayne Community College Wayne 2002 This extensive green roof was constructed in May 2002 and will primarily be used for experimental purposes. Under 5K sq. ft. Under 1 acre Additional supporting documentation available
North Johnston High School Johnston 2002 North Johnston High School installed many technologies in order to dramatically improve the energy efficiency of its facility. Over 100K sq. ft. Over 10 acres Additional supporting documentation available
Smithfield Selma High School Johnston 2002 Smithfield Selma High School has employed a number of technologies in order to dramatically improve the energy efficiency of its facility. Over 100K sq. ft. Over 10 acres Additional supporting documentation available
Cleveland Middle School, Johnston County Schools Johnston 1999 Cleveland Middle School has used a number of technologies to dramatically improve the energy efficiency and environmental impact of its facility. Over 100K sq. ft. Over 10 acres Additional supporting documentation available
Dillard Drive Middle School, Wake County Public School System Wake 1998 Daylighting and mechanical system energy saving strategies were used in the design of Dillard Drive Middle School. Over 100K sq. ft. Over 10 acres Additional supporting documentation available
Durant Road Middle School, Wake County Public School System Wake 1995 Daylighting and mechanical system energy saving strategies were used in the design of Durant Road Middle School. Over 100K sq. ft. Over 10 acres Additional supporting documentation available
Offices of Brown Architecture (Now Rosies Plate) Wake 2003 Renovation of abandoned building into office space incorporates multiple high performance building strategies. Under 5K sq. ft. Under 1 acre Additional supporting documentation available
Third Creek Elementary School Iredell 2002 Third Creek Elementary was the first elementary school in the nation to be certified as a LEED Gold building. 25K to 100K sq. ft. Over 10 acres Additional supporting documentation available
Cary Senior Center Wake 2000 Rainwater collection system integrated into a conventional irrigation system with a lake as water source. 10K to 25K sq. ft. 1 to 10 acres Additional supporting documentation available
Shelter Ecology Showroom Buncombe 2002 Shelter Ecology’s healthy home design principles involve a tight, energy efficient envelope with properly sized mechanical ventilation, heating and air conditioning along with the use of natural and not-toxic building and interior design materials within standard construction perimeters. Under 5K sq. ft. Under 1 acre Additional supporting documentation available
Willow Spring Fire Station Wake 2002 Numerous green building techniques were used in the design and construction of this fire station. 5K to 10K sq. ft. 1 to 10 acres Additional supporting documentation available
Window on the World Technology Center Washington 2003 A rural computer center that has taken advantage of innovative design strategies to improve energy efficiency. 5K to 10K sq. ft. 1 to 10 acres  
Fayetteville Technical Community College parking lots Cumberland 2002 Fayetteville Tech is using pervious pavement and a constructed wetland as part of its landscape design. 25K to 100K sq. ft. Over 10 acres Additional supporting documentation available
Neuseway Planetarium, Health and Science Museum Lenoir 2002 A green roof was constructed on one of the three roof areas of this 100-year old building. Under 5K sq. ft. 1 to 10 acres Additional supporting documentation available
Triangle School Chatham 2000 The first water reclamation and reuse project in North Carolina that uses designed ecosystems such as constructed wetlands to both cleanse and recycle water. 10K to 25K sq. ft. 1 to 10 acres Additional supporting documentation available
Wake County Social Services Building Wake 1992 This building is using an ice storage system to produce cooling at lower, off-peak utility rates. 10K to 25K sq. ft. 1 to 10 acres Additional supporting documentation available
Center for the Environment, Catawba College Rowan 2001 The sustainable facility that houses Catawba College’s Center for the Environment reflects the spirit of the college’s Environmental Science/Studies Program for which it was created. 10K to 25K sq. ft. Over 10 acres Additional supporting documentation available
Four Oaks Elementary School, Johnston County Schools Johnston Varying Four Oaks Elementary School uses daylighting in combination with a number of other high performance building techniques in order to minimize its energy consumption. Over 100K sq. ft. Over 10 acres Additional supporting documentation available
East Clayton Elementary, Johnston County Schools Johnston 1997 Clayton Elementary School uses a combination of environmentaly friendly and energy efficient technologies to significantly reduce its energy consumption. 25K to 100K sq. ft. Over 10 acres Additional supporting documentation available
Duke University HVAC Condensate Reclaim Durham Varying Duke University’s Gross Chemistry Building and Levine Science Resource Center are using a condensate reclaim system in order to significantly reduce potable water consumption. Over 100K sq. ft. Over 10 acres Additional supporting documentation available
Cooper Elementary School, Johnston County Schools Johnston 2003 Cooper Elementary School is an older school that has been renovated to include a number of modern energy saving techniques. It also has a new classroom addition (Hite Associates, 2000) and a new Media Center (Doggett Architects, 2003). 25K to 100K sq. ft. Over 10 acres Additional supporting documentation available
Pittsboro Elementary School, Chatham County Schools Chatham 1995 Daylighting was used in the design of a new wing for Pittsboro Elementary School. 25K to 100K sq. ft. Over 10 acres Additional supporting documentation available
Rock Springs Elementary School, Lincoln County Schools Lincoln 1996 A geothermal heat pump system was installed as part of a 1996 addition to this school. 25K to 100K sq. ft. N/A Additional supporting documentation available
Durham Solid Waste Operations Facility Durham 2001 Reducing energy consumption by maximizing use of natural light. 25K to 100K sq. ft. 1 to 10 acres Additional supporting documentation available
Riverwood Elementary School, Johnston County Schools Johnston 1999 Riverwood Elementary School has installed many technologies in order to dramatically improve the energy efficiency and reduce the environmental impact of its facilities. 25K to 100K sq. ft. Over 10 acres Additional supporting documentation available
Raleigh Durham International Airport Wake Varying RDU International Airport has waterless urinals and uses runoff from the runway for irrigation and construction purposes. Over 100K sq. ft. Over 10 acres Additional supporting documentation available
RAFI-USA (Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA) Chatham 2001 Design techniques such as daylighting, passive solar direct gain, high efficiency materials, and cross ventilation create a building that greatly reduces pollution and energy costs. 5K to 10K sq. ft. 1 to 10 acres Additional supporting documentation available
Chadbourn Street, Town of Wrightsville Beach New Hanover 2002 Chadbourn Street in Wrightsville Beach is paved with pervious concrete, thus reducing problems associated with impervious surfaces. Under 5K sq. ft. Under 1 acre Additional supporting documentation available
Commerce Way, Town of Atlantic Beach Carteret 2002 A 100-foot stretch of pavement on Commerce Way is paved with pervious asphalt. Under 5K sq. ft. Under 1 acre  
R.D. & Euzelle P. Smith Middle School Orange 2001 Many green building technologies and strategies were included in the design of this school. Over 100K sq. ft. Over 10 acres Additional supporting documentation available
New Student Center, Roanoke-Chowan Community College Hertford 2002 A closed loop geothermal heating and cooling system was installed in this new building. 10K to 25K sq. ft. 1 to 10 acres  
Witherspoon Science Building, Warren Wilson College Buncombe 2001 This building incorporates passive solar heating and a wealth of other energy efficient technologies. 25K to 100K sq. ft. 1 to 10 acres  
Carmichael Gymnasium, UNC-Chapel Hill Orange 1991 In 1991, UNC-CH reduced energy consumption in Carmichael Gymnasium by retrofitting its lighting system. 25K to 100K sq. ft. N/A Additional supporting documentation available
General Storeroom, UNC-Chapel Hill Orange 1991 In 1991, UNC-CH reduced energy consumption in the General Storeroom by retrofitting its lighting system. 25K to 100K sq. ft. N/A  
Cary Skin Center Wake 1998 Cary Skin Center uses a 3-cell bioretention pond containing plants and soils for the removal of pollutants from stormwater runoff. N/A 1 to 10 acres Additional supporting documentation available
Friday Center Park & Ride Lot, UNC-Chapel Hill Orange 2002 Porous asphalt and concrete were used to pave this park and ride lot. N/A N/A Additional supporting documentation available
Hanes Art Center, UNC-Chapel Hill Orange 2001 A lighting upgrade at the Hanes Art Center replaced magnetic ballasts and T-12 lamps with more efficient electronic ballasts and T-8 lamps. 25K to 100K sq. ft. N/A Additional supporting documentation available
UNC-Chapel Hill (Waterfree Urinals) Orange In Progress In order to reduce water consumption, UNC-CH is installing 300 waterfree urinals across its campus. N/A N/A Additional supporting documentation available
UNC-Chapel Hill (Closed-loop Cooling Systems) Orange 2003 UNC-Chapel Hill installed closed-loop cooling systems in its five largest water-consuming laboratory buildings on campus in order to reduce water consumption. N/A N/A  
Exploris Wake 1999 Exploris installed a living machine to demonstrate an ecologically innovative method of wastewater treatment and water conservation. 25K to 100K sq. ft. 1 to 10 acres Additional supporting documentation available
Mint Hill Middle School, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Mecklenburg 2003 This new school incorporated daylighting and other green features into its design. Over 100K sq. ft. Over 10 acres Additional supporting documentation available
US EPA RTP (Main Building) Durham 2002 The US Environmental Protection Agency sought to lead by example in the design and construction of this 1.1 million-square-foot office and laboratory space for 2,000 of its employees. Over 100K sq. ft. Over 10 acres Additional supporting documentation available
Eastern 4-H Environmental Education Conference Center Tyrrell 2000 The Eastern 4-H Environmental Education Conference Center is going renewable with a geothermal heating and cooling system. 25K to 100K sq. ft. Over 10 acres  
Blast Internet Services Chatham 2001 Blast Internet services used a collection of energy saving technologies, including daylighting and geothermal heating and cooling, to reduce its overhead and otherwise limit its impact on the surrounding and extended natural environment. 25K to 100K sq. ft. 1 to 10 acres Additional supporting documentation available
EnergyXchange Renewable Energy Center Yancey 1999 The EnergyXchange Renewable Energy Center uses landfill gas to power craft studios and greenhouses and also uses an innovative aquaponics system to support fish and plants at the same time. 10K to 25K sq. ft. 1 to 10 acres  
US EPA National Computer Center Durham 2002 This federal building set a benchmark for green computer facilities. 25K to 100K sq. ft. 1 to 10 acres Additional supporting documentation available
T.S. Designs, Inc. Alamance Varying Several sustainable building renovations have occurred at this commercial enterprise employing 50 people. 10K to 25K sq. ft. 1 to 10 acres Additional supporting documentation available
NCSU Solar House Wake 1981 Serves as an educational and demonstration facility for solar energy and energy efficient technology. Under 5K sq. ft. 1 to 10 acres Additional supporting documentation available
Julian Barham Farm Wake 1997 This farm uses an ambient digester to convert hogwaste into energy. Under 5K sq. ft. 1 to 10 acres  
Creech Road Elementary School, Wake County Public School System Wake 2003 A series of small wetland cells were constructed at the outlet of a pipe that drains a parking lot and part of a roof. N/A 1 to 10 acres Additional supporting documentation available
Deininger Residence Chatham 2003 Passive solar design using AAC and wood-framed wall construction, colored concrete slabs, recycled materials, and other green design techniques Under 5K sq. ft. 1 to 10 acres Additional supporting documentation available
Pickett Road Barn, Durham Durham 2003 The material in this barn was deconstructed and recycled instead of sent to a landfill. Under 5K sq. ft. 1 to 10 acres Additional supporting documentation available
Hannibal Parking Lot Lenoir 1999 This project uses permeable pavement as a technique to help control runoff. N/A Under 1 acre Additional supporting documentation available
Hillandale Golf Course Durham 2000 Constructed wetland treats an 80-acre watershed. N/A Over 10 acres Additional supporting documentation available
Mickey’s Pastry Shop Wayne Varying Permeable pavement is being used to manage stormwater runoff in the parking lot. N/A 1 to 10 acres  
Anne McCrary Park New Hanover 1999 This is a permeable pavement research and stormwater management technique demonstration site. N/A Under 1 acre Additional supporting documentation available
Sugarloaf Elementary School Alexander 1997 This stormwater treatment wetland project treats a 7-acre watershed. N/A Under 1 acre Additional supporting documentation available
Umstead State Park Wake 2000 Stormwater treatment wetland project N/A 1 to 10 acres  
Eastern Regional Center Wake 2002 This public facility takes advantage of natural daylighting to save energy. 10K to 25K sq. ft. Over 10 acres Additional supporting documentation available
Solterra Common House Durham 2001 Bamboo flooring was used in the Common House. Under 5K sq. ft. Under 1 acre Additional supporting documentation available
EcoDorm at Warren Wilson College Buncombe 2003 Energy efficiency, local materials, water conservation, and IAQ were all incorportated in the building 5K to 10K sq. ft. Under 1 acre Additional supporting documentation available
Eno Commons Cohousing Neighborhood Durham 2000 Passive solar, geothermal subdivision emphasizing ecological patterns in site plan, healthy home features, as well as universal design/accessibility elements. Under 5K sq. ft. Over 10 acres Additional supporting documentation available
Philips Residence Chatham 2003 This home features rammed earth walls, cotton batt insulation, radiant heating and other green features. Under 5K sq. ft. 1 to 10 acres Additional supporting documentation available
Saver & White Residence Dare 2004 Low impact and green built home office/ residence on the coast with integrated, cost effective technologies including solar heat and rainwater collection for all water supply needs. Under 5K sq. ft. 1 to 10 acres Additional supporting documentation available
Former Orange Industries Building, Orange County Orange 2001 Building was deconstructed 5K to 10K sq. ft. Under 1 acre Additional supporting documentation available
Apex Elementary School Wake 2004 The school incorporated numerous low cost and no cost green features into its design. 25K to 100K sq. ft. Over 10 acres Additional supporting documentation available
Cary Elementary School Wake 2003 Drought resistant landscaping and bioretention stormwater feature used. 25K to 100K sq. ft. Over 10 acres Additional supporting documentation available
Westwood Cohousing Community Buncombe 1998 Solar district heat & water system, building envelope efficiency, radiant heating 25K to 100K sq. ft. 1 to 10 acres Additional supporting documentation available
Heritage Elementary School Wake 2002 High performance “Low-e” glass used throughout the facility to minimize heat loss and gain. 25K to 100K sq. ft. Over 10 acres Additional supporting documentation available
Cedar Fork Elementary School Wake 2003 Architects incorporated many of the principles of sustainable design into the prototype’s design. Over 100K sq. ft. Over 10 acres Additional supporting documentation available
Orange Water and Sewer Authority Operations Center Orange 2004 The Orange Water and Sewer Authority’s Operations Center was constructed with numerous green features including skylights, waterless urinals, and recycled water vehicle wash. 25K to 100K sq. ft. Over 10 acres Additional supporting documentation available
Bradshaw Residence Pender 2004 Solar water heater upgraded w/ new tank heat exchanger Under 5K sq. ft. Under 1 acre  
Crume Solterra House Durham 2004 Small, energy efficient house achieving high EnergyStar rating Under 5K sq. ft. Under 1 acre Additional supporting documentation available
Dunning Residence New Hanover In Progress Solar water heater Under 5K sq. ft. Under 1 acre  
Floyd Residence New Hanover Solar hot water heater Under 5K sq. ft. Under 1 acre  
Enertia Building Systems Demonstration Home Wake 1986 Passive solar solid timber home Under 5K sq. ft. 1 to 10 acres Additional supporting documentation available
Greenroof Garden Shed, Raleigh Wake 2005 This greenroof significantly decreases the amount of stormwater runoff from the garden shed roof, attracts insects, birds, and butterflies, provides a cool retreat from the summer heat, and is easily viewed throughout the garden. Under 5K sq. ft. Under 1 acre Additional supporting documentation available
Marcoplos-Sundermann eco-house, Orange County Orange 2001 Roof-integrated photovoltaics, solar water heating, materials from deconstruction, drainwater heat recovery, passive solar, passive cooling, radiant floor heating... Under 5K sq. ft. 1 to 10 acres Additional supporting documentation available
Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park Buncombe 2009 This LEED Registered Hotel features one of the largest solar hot water systems in NC and is one of the first branded hotels to attempt a LEED designation. Over 100K sq. ft. Under 1 acre Additional supporting documentation available

 
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