LS3P projects recognized for environmental stewardship

Five regional projects were recognized Wednesday for outstanding environmental stewardship.  Projects winning the significant achievement awards were:

Cape Fear Community College Union Station, designed by LS3P Associates Ltd.

The adaptive-reuse project, on the site of the old Atlantic Coast Line Union Station, preserved the railbed, retaining wall and an old railroad workshop, said Mark Pages, a land planner for Brunswick County and awards committee chairman. The project also includes an underground cistern for irrigation.

Bradley Creek Elementary School

Part of the school’s property was reconfigured so that a majority of the stormwater that runs from the site is treated and filtered. The site captures about 120,000 gallons of stormwater during a rainstorm and allows it to soak into the ground rather than running into nearby Hewletts Creek.

SECU Hospice House of Brunswick, designed by LS3P.

The building, which is seeking LEED silver certification, includes an ultra high-efficiency heating and air conditioning system and the use of native and water-efficient plants to reduce the need for irrigation.

The project was “designed to promote a healing environment,” said Taylor Simms of LS3P.

Excerpt from, by Wayne Faulkner.
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