CLEMSON University WTDTTF achieves LEED Gold Status
CLEMSON University’s South Carolina Electric and Gas (SCE&G) Energy Innovation Center, has been awarded the LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building (USGBC) less than a year after its opening.
The achieved LEED Gold status for this world-class energy research facility capable of full-scale, highly accelerated mechanical and electrical testing of advanced drivetrain systems for wind turbines, comes as a recognition of AEC-IDOM project team successful integration of sustainability and efficiency in the design and construction process.
Some of the main sustainable features that led to achieving the LEED Gold rating include an advanced technology design that recovers 75-80 percent of 22.5MW needed for the operation of the test, as well as the recycling and repurposing of more than 50 percent of the existing building materials.
Further measures such as careful selection of indoor materials, installation of monitoring systems for indoor air quality enhancement and the use of highly reflective roofing and cladding systems were other attributes that resulted in the Gold rating.