Sandhill REC Administrative Building
Opened in the Fall of 2009, the new Sandhill REC Administrative Building is home to Sandhill REC administration, faculty and staff. The building also boasts classroom and conference room space. A candidate for LEED Gold certification, the unique architecture blends with the local environment to preserve the natural Sandhill setting. The structure is topped with a green roof, on which native grasses can grow without irrigation. Steel walls are locally sourced and fully recyclable. A passive chilled beam system for cooling cuts energy consumption by half.
While still on the drawing board the plans for this project garnered national awards for both design and environmental stewardship. Beginning with the construction phase and continuing on today, the property frequently hosts architects, students, designers and green engineers seeking to further their knowledge of the techniques and practices employed.