Charlotte Center City Building

LEED® Project

Charlotte, North Carolina

The Center City Building, the first building outside its suburban campus, establishes UNCC’s dynamic new presence in Uptown Charlotte. The iconic structure, distinguished by its 12-story, rotated podiums, is the focal point for a proposed urban park. In addition to its academic functions, the building is intended to encourage interaction between the university and the community. The building features an art gallery, bagel bar, 300-seat auditorium and indoor and outdoor space for conferences, arts and cultural activities and social events. The environmentally conscious "green" building is fully wired for Internet access. The basement has a catering kitchen for receptions or conferences.

EEI was contracted to provide Energy and Atmosphere Prerequisite 1-Fundamental Building Commissioning as the base with the EA Credit 3 Enhanced Commissioning, IEQ Credit 3.1 and 3.2 Indoor Air Quality Plan and Testing as additional credits. The building is targeting Silver LEED certification.

EEI commissioned the following systems and equipment:

  • HVAC and Refrigeration Systems and associated controls
  • Lighting and daylighting controls
  • Domestic Hot Water Systems
  • Renewable Energy Systems (wind, solar, etc.)
  • Fire Protection (fire and jockey pump, pre-action system, test valves, tamper switches)
  • Plumbing (sump pumps in elevator pits)
  • Electrical (emergency power generator, ATS, distribution to floor panels, transformer and switchgear inspections)
Owner University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Commissioning Authority Engineering Economics, Inc.
Area 143,000 SF
Total Construction Cost $50.4 Million

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