Coastal Carolina University goes green with DWG

CCU Student Center Annex

So, what did we do? Engineering feats of derring-do, mostly. Oh, and mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, and communications engineering design for the construction of two annexes, which are adjacent to the current student center. The addition of these two buildings accommodates the growing student population, and provides the students with a place to gather. The new centers include game rooms, cafés, offices, and seating areas for students to assemble. Because that’s what students do. 

 LEED Features:

  • 43.37% reduction in water use
  • 80.42% of the on-site generated construction waste diverted from landfill
  • 20.65% of the total building materials were manufactured using recycled materials
  • 20.3% total energy cost savings

Atheneum Hall

And what did we do here? More of the same super-engineering; mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection design services. The renovation challenge was to turn the existing Campus Security Building (yawn) into an Alumni Center with meeting and catering capabilities (sweet). The project produced an uber-worthy meeting space for special events and swanky alumni gatherings (très chic, if we do say so). Renovations consisted of converting the office space into meeting/dining space, and the installation of a new kitchen and prep area.

 LEED Features:

  • 43% reduction in water usage
  • 20% reduction in power used for connected lighting power density
  • 86% of all construction waste was diverted from landfill
  • 86% of wood materials used in the project were obtained from Certified Sustainable Forestry Groups
  • Over 20% of materials used in the project were extracted & manufactured regionally

Now, where did I leave my cape…