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Clemson University’s Lee Hall III Expansion Awarded LEED Gold Certification
Posted By Andrew Goodwin On October 31, 2012 @ 4:30 pm In Architecture,energy efficiency,Recycled Materials,Sustainable Building | No Comments
Clemson University ‘s Lee Hall III expansion project just received LEED Gold  certification, making it the 11th Clemson project to be LEED certified. Designed in partnership between NYC-based Thomas Phifer and Partners  and McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture  of Greenville, this 56,000 square foot expansion is a shining example of the university’s environmental commitment to energy-efficient building.
Lee Hall III is home to the school of design and building and the department of the arts. The new expansion is a beautiful sustainable building that is designed to be both a zero-energy facility and an inspiration for Clemson’s students. The design includes lighting and energy efficiency, efficient ventilation technology, and sustainable materials. Geothermal wells  provide heating and cooling for the building, and it is also outfitted with an interactive energy dashboard that provides 24/7 energy monitoring.
Clemson University  is one of many academic institutions around the country that have adopted a policy to design all new buildings and substantial renovations to LEED Silver standards. The team of designers and Holder Construction from Atlanta worked hard to meet the LEED Silver threshold and succeeded by meeting Gold requirements. Congrats!
Images by Thomas Phifer and Partners
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