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.