The University of North Carolina Koury Oral Sciences Building incorporates the technological advances in dental sciences and expands its educational and research efforts into broader arenas. Implementation of this 475,000-square-foot, $124-million dollar project included the demolition of the Dental Research Building and Dental Office Building to make room for a comprehensive new building. The new structure connects the remaining three buildings with the Dental Sciences complex. This project was the first LEED® Gold project constructed on the UNC Chapel Hill campus.
With the 2007-2008 record droughts, options for water conservation were reviewed by Stewart and the MEP consultants to determine ways to supplement rainwater for irrigation. Research determined that during the summer months, more than 1 million gallons of condensate from the air conditioners could be utilized. This amount was significantly more than can be used on site, so the excess water is used on campus in alternative ways, such as irrigation around campus in areas that were not previously irrigated.
Stewart’s scope included stormwater, sanitary and water system design, and final grading for the site layout. Design solutions met the university’s goal for sustainable management of stormwater and leveraged Best Management Practices to exceed the stormwater treatment set forth by the Town of Chapel Hill.
Photos by Mark Herboth Photography
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Flad & Associates
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