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LEED BD+C: New Construction v3 - LEED 2009

Jewish Studies Center Addition

92 Wentworth Street
Charleston, SC 29401
United States

LEED Gold 2018

The Jewish Studies Center East is a three-story, 13,371 square foot addition / expansion to the existing Sylvia Vlosky Yaschik Jewish Studies Center, built at the corner of Glebe and Wentworth Streets in the neighborhood of Harleston Village for the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC. The expansion includes a College of Charleston dining hall offering kosher, vegan and vegetarian options on the first floor and additional classrooms and collaborative learning spaces on the second and third floors.

The addition relates in height, scale, and massing to the original building. Exterior materials of the addition differ from the exact colors of the existing building, but bear close resemblance.

The 2007 Energy Independence and Sustainable Construction Act of South Carolina requires that SC state-funded projects be designed, constructed, and certified to either LEED Silver certification under the LEED Green Building Rating System or Two Globes under the Green Globes Rating System.

The following sustainable design priority goals were established at the onset of the project and evaluated throughout the Design Phase:

  • This project will seek LEED Silver certification under the LEED 2009 for New Construction (LEED–NC 2009) Rating System at a minimum.
  • The LEED–NC 2009 Rating System will be used for credits as applicable and advantageous to meeting sustainability goals.
  • The project should be at least 30 percent more water-efficient than a traditional building under EPAct.
  • The building will seek to be more energy-efficient than baseline building for new construction.
  • The building shall achieve at least 8 points in LEED EA Credit 1: Optimized Energy or be 26 percent more energy efficient than the baseline building.
  • The project landscaping will have no permanent irrigation requirements through proper plant selection. Temporary irrigation (for less than 1 year) for plant establishment will be employed.
  • Construction and demolition recycling will be utilized.
  • Low-flow water fixtures and high-efficient equipment for water and energy conservation should be utilized.
  • Daylighting, i.e., maximizing use of daylight, energy efficient lighting systems, and flexibility in lighting systems should be included.
  • Creating awareness of stakeholders and educating team members on sustainable features should be included.
  • Less toxic materials should be specified for the facility.
  • Enhanced indoor air quality to result in improved occupant health and comfort should be a focus.
  • All waste food from the dining facility will be collected and composted.

The Project was certified LEED Gold on March 7, 2018.

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13,371 sf
7 Mar 2018
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