Moseley Architects Honored as Community Change Agent in the Carolinas
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Carolinas Chapter has honored Moseley Architects as the Community Change Agent for Professional Services in the 2018 Sustainable Business Awards. This award recognizes any leader, organization, company or governmental entity that has demonstrated leadership in sustainability at exceptional scale.
With a diverse portfolio of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) projects, Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR certifications, and a strong commitment to the sustainability of their own operations, Moseley Architects has been a recognized pioneer in high-performance and sustainable design practices and strategies for nearly twenty years.
Based on the combination of the modeled energy and water savings of each project along with their construction waste savings, the firm’s estimated portfolio-wide impact represents:
• Annual energy savings equivalent to permanently removing 2,900 average US households from the grid
• Annual water savings equivalent to 100 Olympic-sized swimming pools
• Construction and demolition waste savings equivalent to four and a half football fields twenty feet deep
In the Carolinas
More than 820,000 square feet of Moseley Architects’ projects currently in design or construction in the Carolinas are LEED Registered. The firm has designed 15 LEED Certified projects in the Carolinas, encompassing 1.7 million square feet from a wide range of building types. Precedent-setting projects in their portfolio include:
• First LEED Gold K-12 school in the world (Third Creek Elementary School for Iredell-Statesville Schools)
• First LEED federal prison in the world (Butner Federal Correctional Institution for the Federal Bureau of Prisons)
• First LEED high school in North Carolina (Carrboro High School for Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools)
• First LEED Gold K-12 school in South Carolina (Jackson School for Kershaw County School District)
• First LEED Gold judicial center in the eastern US (Rockingham County Judicial Center)
• First LEED public safety facility in North Carolina (Transylvania County Public Safety Building)
• First LEED Platinum elementary school in North Carolina (Northside Elementary School for Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools)
• First LEED Platinum project for Marine Corp Base Camp Lejeune (French Creek Mess Hall for Naval Facilities Engineering Command Mid-Atlantic)
Moseley Architects has also designed 16 Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR (DEES) buildings throughout the Carolinas. This achievement contributed greatly to the firm’s recognition as a 2018 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year, the Environmental Protection Agency’s highest honor for energy efficiency.
Director of Energy Analytics and Informed Design John Nichols accepted the award at the Carolinas Green Gala on November 28.
“The fact that we work with so many different market sectors and building types has allowed us to promote and implement sustainable design projects in a large number of diverse communities throughout the Carolinas. We look forward to continuing to advance our clients’ energy and sustainability goals for many years to come,” Nichols said.