Greenville, South Carolina

Client: Furman University

LEED® Gold Certification | 2003

Architect:  Craig Gaulden Davis

Herman N. Hipp Hall was the first LEED Certified building in South Carolina and the 7th in the nation to be awarded Gold Certification by the USGBC.  The facility is a technologically and environmentally state-of-the-industry classroom and faculty office building, proving that energy conservation, water use reduction, and improved indoor air quality can be achieved with conventional, proven technology.  Hipp Hall was designed and constructed to exceed nationally recognized standards of environmental and ecological performance.  Sustainable features include stormwater management, low-flow plumbing fixtures, building systems commissioning, an air side economizer, carbon dioxide sensors, construction debris landfill diversion, recycled content building materials, regional materials, and low-VOC emitting interior finishes.

Project Achievements:

  • Plumbing fixture water savings | 30%
  • Anticipated energy savings | 40.3%
  • Construction waste diverted from landfill | 88%
  • Regional materials used | 96%