Creative Arts Center


Clyde, NC


Haywood Community College


General Contracting


New Construction




LEED Platinum

The Results

The two-story, 41,665 SF academic building features classrooms, studios, and workshops for wood, fiber, jewelry, and pottery along with associated site work and utilities.

The chiller is a sophisticated stand-alone system that includes an absorption chiller that is solar powered tied into a conventional chiller. This mechanical system includes chillers, VAV boxes, air handlers, and radiant heat floor, all tied together by the HVAC control system.

LEED Features:

  • An energy-efficient building envelope,
  • Daylighting in all classroom and studio spaces,
  • Solar thermal radiant floor heating and solar thermal absorption chiller cooling systems,
  • 112 KW photovoltaic system,
  • Solar domestic hot water,
  • Natural ventilation strategies,
  • Low & no VOC content materials,
  • Use of rainwater for toilet flushing and cooling tower,
  • A wetland for detention and treatment of stormwater runoff,
  • Indigenous landscaping with no irrigation demand.

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