University Facilities

Sandhill Research and Education Center


Project Highlights:

Sustainable Sites

    • Green Roof:  The building is topped with a green roof, on which native grasses grow without irrigation. The roof improves the building's energy efficiency, absorbs excess stormwater, creates a positive microclimate, provides a natural habitat, and adds a beautiful amenity.

      Water Efficiency

          • Innovative Wastewater Technologies: A greywater collection and reuse system, combined with water-efficient fixtures reduces water consumption by 63%.

              Materials and Resources

                • Regional and Recycled Materials:  The steel structure and cladding is locally sourced and fully recyclable.  All carpeting is made from recycled fibers.

                  Indoor Environmental Quality

                    • Lighting: Operable windows and high performance glazing harnesses the sun and wind to ventilate the building's open interior. 

                      LEED® v2.1 Gold Certified 2011 - Building Statistics leedscrorecard leedcert

                      • Location: 900 Clemson Road, Columbia, SC  29045
                      • Completion Date: October 2009
                      • Cost: $6 Million
                      • Size:  15,170 gross square feet
                      • Footprint: 5,920 square feet
                      • Construction Type: Institutional, Type 11-B
                      • Use Group: Office
                      • Lot Size: 600 acres
                      • Occupancy: 285

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