Phase one of South Carolina's largest "green" development to date - the 400,000 square foot ONE Greenville (in Greenville, of course) is now complete; the project will target LEED-Gold certification from the United States Green Building Council once complete. Designed by 4240 Architecture, the complex will house a host of banking, education, law, retail and food establishments as part of the city's plan to rejuvenate its sagging infrastructure. A bevy of sustainable features has been incorporated into the design, including vegetated roofs and on-site power generation.
A large array of solar panels will generate 36kWh for the entire complex on site, thereby reducing dependance on the national grid and cutting overall carbon emissions. Further carbon cutting will be achieved with a green roof, which acts as an insulator that improves the microclimate, prevents storm water runoff and sucks up carbon emissions.
The ultimate mixed use development, the commercial campus also known as Project ONE merges a variety of functions in one central place – a move that helps to control urban circulation. In addition to retailers such as Anthropologie, “Project ONE will house Clemson University’s 70,000-square-foot Graduate School of Business, signifying an evolution of the 124-year-old institution,” according to the design brief. “The building will connect Clemson students, faculty and staff to what Forbes calls one of the top-10 downtowns in the country.” Phase two is expected to reach completion in the summer.