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Talk & Walk: Tour North Carolina State University's Student Union Building (Triangle Branch)

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Starts On - April 18, 2017 - 4:30pm
Ends On - April 18, 2017 - 6:00pm
2610 Cates Ave
Raleigh , NC 27606

Join USGBC North Carolina Triangle Branch, ASHRAE and IES for a Tuesday, April 18 Talk & Walk tour of North Carolina State University's Talley Student Union, which is pursuing LEED certification under the Operations and Maintenance rating system.

The building is expected to achieve certification by mid-April and was originally certified LEED Silver under the LEED Building Design and Construction rating system when it opened in 2015.

Tickets — $10 for students; $15 for USGBC, ASHRAE and IES members; and $25 for nonmembers

An interdisciplinary class of NC State students recently led the groundwork on gathering data to certify the building through the LEED v4 O+M system. Talley's expected certification would make it the first building at NC State to become LEED O+M Certified, as well as the first O+M certification in the UNC system.

Hear from Talley leadership, the University Facilities Division, the building design team (including Duda Paine and Stanford White), and LEED Lab students about the design and operations of the student union building. They'll cover a wide-range of topics, including design and maintenance. The session will begin with a 45-minute presentation and discussion, followed by a 45-minute tour of the facility. Registration for the tour will be capped at 30.


  • Amanda Chronic, Duda Paine Architects
  • Adam Spach, Stanford-White
  • Daniel Robertson, Stanford-White
  • TJ Willis, NC State University Campus Enterprises
  • Bill Davis, NC State University Campus Enterprises
  • Traci Rider, NC State LEED Lab
  • Liz Bowen, NC State LEED Lab

Talley Student Union also will showcase the Arc platform, which is an interactive tool that uses real-time data collection to continuously track building performance relative to the benchmark on a daily and monthly basis.

Parking — Nearby parking is available in the Coliseum Deck next to Reynolds Coliseum. Most of the deck requires a CD parking permit. If you don't have one, follow the signs to the Paid Public Parking area. The entrance is off Cates Avenue. View a Google Map to the Coliseum Deck.

**Join us at 3:30 p.m. for a campus celebration to unveil the Arc platform. This event is independent from the Talk & Walk event.