Sandhill Research and Education Center
- 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.
- 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