The Vernon Malone College and Career Academy received a City of Raleigh Environmental Award for Built Environment: Adaptive Reuse. Located in a former Coca-Cola bottling plant, this adaptive reuse project reclaimed an underutilized industrial site on Wilmington Street near downtown Raleigh to create a dynamic, engaging new school. The design included a number of sustainability strategies in order to reduce energy costs, minimize construction impacts, and provide a healthier learning environment for students. A few include spray foam insulation, LED lights, daylighting and materials to reduce solar heat gain and glare. The project team, which was led by Wake County Facilities Design and Construction, also included Wake County Public Schools and Wake Technical Community College. Contractor Clancy & Theys was also instrumental to the project’s success.
Learn more about the annual City of Raleigh Environmental Awards here