Wofford College’s Chandler Center for Environmental Studies, designed by our MPS team led by Project Manager Mike Goll and several building partners, was profiled by Green Building Initiative as an example of a Three Green Globes Certified building. Because the center is home to Wofford’s environmental studies program, Goll and the team added features that “help students understand how the building functions.” That meant color-coding the HVAC loop system, ductwork, electrical conduit, and fire systems for easy identification.
The three-story, 18,000-square-foot, Chandler Center also includes:
- A heavy timber structural system (cross-laminated timber decking and glulam structural framing) greatly reduced the carbon footprint of the building
- Onsite rainwater harvesting for irrigation
- A low-maintenance, green roof garden that slows stormwater runoff
- A full array of photovoltaic panels on the roof
Going through the Green Globes certification process made it very easy to verify the building’s world-class environmental efficiency. We want to thank all of our wonderful partners who made this project possible and hope it serves the Wofford students studying environmental conservation for years to come!
Read more about GBI’s project profile here and learn more about the Green Globes certification process.