Wilders Grove Service Center Certified LEED® Platinum
(RALEIGH, NC – February 6, 2014) – The City of Raleigh’s Wilders Grove Service Center has been LEED® Platinum certified – the highest level of certification established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI).
Hazen and Sawyer led the design of the Service Center.
“The Wilders Grove Solid Waste Services facility is more than a practical, functional space for our department’s operations,” said Frederick Battle, director of Raleigh Solid Waste Services. ““The facility represents our department’s commitment to excellence, innovation, and sustainability.”
The Service Center achieved LEED certification for energy use, lighting, water, and material use as well as incorporating a variety of other sustainable strategies. Specific features of the facility include:
• Highly reflective hardscapes and roof surface that reduce heat island effect.
• Dark sky light fixtures and exterior lighting design that do not allow light to trespass beyond property lines, reducing light pollution.
• Reuse water used for 100% of flushing loads.
• Use of potable water has been reduced by 72%.
• Energy optimization that has resulted in a 44% savings in energy consumption.
• Geothermal heat pumps and hot water system were incorporated.
• Solar panels that offset 15% of the energy cost of the building.
• Built in recyclables collection cabinets.
• 94% of on-site generated waste has been diverted from landfills by recycling.
• 38% of the building materials, by value, contain recycled materials.
• 50% of the building materials, by value, were sourced within 500 miles of the site.
• Low VOC materials were used throughout the facility.
“Buildings are a prime example of how human systems integrate with natural systems,” said Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO & Founding Chair, U.S. Green Building Council. “The The City of Raleigh’s Wilders Grove Service Center project efficiently uses our natural resources and makes an immediate, positive impact on our planet, which will tremendously benefit future generations to come.”
Since our founding in 1951, Hazen and Sawyer has focused on two things: providing safe drinking water and controlling water pollution. Our range of services encompasses the planning, design, and construction management of water and wastewater-related projects – from clean water treatment, storage, and distribution to wastewater and stormwater collection, treatment, and reuse.