Sustainability & Recycling - Green Building
Green Building Achievements
- First award-winning LEED Gold Certified building (see below), new children's hospital expected to be LEED Silver.
- Energy Performance Contract.
- Lighting Improvement Grant from South Carolina Energy Office.
- Low-impact landscaping through the MUSC Grounds Department.
MUSC Bioengineering Building Officially LEED Gold Certified
The Bioengineering Building located at 70 President Street was completed in 2012 and is now officially certified as the first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold building on the MUSC campus.
Some of the most noticeable features contributing to this certification and the resulting 21.5 percent energy cost savings are:
- Occupancy sensors.
- Lighting controls and task lighting.
- R20 wall insulation.
- High-reflectance R20 roof.
- Double-pane tinted R20 glass windows.
- Window and building overhangs.
- Exterior lighting (savings of 36.1 percent).
- Highly efficient HVAC system with heat recovery.
- Additional features are water saving fixtures as well as the built-in recycling centers on every floor.
The building was recently awarded the exemplary project award by the U.S. Green Building Council SC Chapter for its unique environmental, social, and economic success, as well as its ability to inspire others. Designed by Stevens & Wilkinson, Architect and Engineering/Goody Clancy, Design Architect, and constructed by Brassfield & Gorrie, Contractor/Energy Ace, it was commissioned by Seamon Whiteside, Landscape Architect.
The Bioengineering Building is an important milestone in the development of our tri-fold mission of patient care, education, and research, with a new focus on research interest rather than department. Joined by a walkway to the Drug Discovery and Basic Science Buildings, the Bioengineering Building is part of the newly formed biomedical 'research cluster.’ The primary purpose of the Clyburn Research Complex is to provide open and flexible laboratory spaces for researchers in molecular and cell biology, development biology, chemistry and biochemistry, environmental toxicology, and biomolecular engineering.
Visit the South Carolina Geen Building Directory Page for more information on green building and local recyclers of C and D waste.