Raleigh News & Observer: Wake Tech Building D

Photo © Tom Arban.

Designed by Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee, Building D on Wake Tech’s Northern Wake Campus will open this month. Building D is featured in the August 12, 2009 Raleigh News & Observer article “Wake Tech’s New Building Goes Green.”

Sustainable features of the 75,000-square-foot building include:
•  Natural daylighting in 90% of the building’s rooms and spaces
•  Occupancy sensors to turn off lights when spaces are not occupied
•  Daylight sensors that automatically adjust artificial lighting levels to respond to the amount of natural light that
enters the space
•  A storm water management plan that filtrates and cleans storm water runoff
•  Water efficient landscaping that requires no irrigation
•  Indoor toilet fixtures that reduce water consumption by 30%
•  A construction waste management plan that diverted 85% of the construction waste from the landfill to recycling centers
•  40% of the building materials contained recycled content and were produced regionally and low-emitting paints, sealants, adhesives and CO2 sensors were used to promote excellent indoor air quality.

Building D has won numerous awards, including an Environmental Award from the City of Raleigh and is registered to receive LEED Silver certification with the U.S. Green Building Council.

For the full Raleigh News & Observer article “Wake Tech’s New Building Goes Green” visit www.newsobserver.com/nrn/story/1641978.html.

For more information on Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee, visit www.pbclarchitecture.com.

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