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A History of LEED at Furman University


August 01, 2019


11:30 AM - 1:30 PM


19394 Old Roe Ford Road Greenville, SC 29617


Shi Center For Sustainability


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

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