Furman University is committed to green building, both in new projects and existing buildings. In 2003, Herman Hipp Hall was the first LEED-certified building in South Carolina. Since then, all major construction projects on Furman’s campus have followed LEED standards.
Join U.S. Green Building Council South Carolina for a history of LEED on Furman University’s campus. Attendees will learn about the university’s commitment to sustainability and take a walking tour of the first LEED certified building in South Carolina, along with the latest on Furman’s campus, the Charles H. Townes Science Center.
Schedule at a glance:
11:00 AM: Registation, Open Networking
11:30 AM: Program begins, A History of Sustainability at Furman (lunch included)
12:00 PM: LEED tours begin
1:30 PM: Event close
About Hipp Hall:
Hipp Hall at Furman University was the first LEED certified building in South Carolina. Built with a radiant energy barrier and green materials like fly ash concrete, Hipp Hall isn’t just South Carolina’s first LEED building, it’s the first Gold-certified structure in the state. It features carbon dioxide monitors that can adjust air flow based on the building’s occupancy.
About the Charles H. Townes Science Center: The Townes Science Center incorporates an array of renewable energy components, including a solar/aquatic waste water treatment system, two hybrid solar concentrators, day-lighting, energy recovery wheels, and a sophisticated chilled-beam cooling system for thermal efficiency. These high performance facilities are more than just classrooms; they provide learning and research opportunities for students. The features in this building earned it LEED Gold certification.
Melissa LeRoy, Executive Director
Phone: (843) 329-3131