North Carolina Central University Hall Earns LEED Gold

by Katie Sloan

Durham, N.C. — Natural materials, an aluminum sunshade and green housekeeping routines are some of the hall’s features.

Photo courtesy of James West / JWest Productions.Durham, N.C. — Chidley North, a new residence hall at North Carolina Central University, has earned LEED gold certification.

The $24 million, 517-bed facility was designed by architecture firm Lord, Aeck & Sargent. It opened August 2011 and is one of two LEED certified buildings on the NCCU campus and the first to be certified gold by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Among its many green design strategies and products, the 134,000-square foot, four-story Chidley North features an ICF (insulated concrete form) bearing wall assembly, an energy recovery system, and an aluminum sunshade assembly at the curtain walled sections of the building’s brick, glass and precast concrete building envelope.

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