Duke Cancer Center Achieves LEED Gold Certification
March 25, 2013

The award-winning Duke Cancer Center project in Durham, N.C., has achieved LEED Gold certification. KBR Building Group completed this $120 million project in early 2012 with an outstanding safety record. The 269,956 sf Duke Cancer Center was subsequently honored with several high-profile, industry recognition awards for construction excellence, including the Best Project of 2012 (ENR Southeast) and Finalist for Project of the Year (ABC of the Carolinas).  Read more

"The project was originally designed to achieve LEED Silver, but our team exceeded expectations and the Cancer Center qualified for Gold certification,” said Matt Kenne, Senior Project Manager, KBR Building  Group. “This is an accomplishment for which everyone involved can be extremely proud.”

The Duke Cancer Center incorporates a number of sustainable elements for heat and energy savings. One example is the 16’ x 16’ skylight with fritted glass located over the main atrium which provides natural day lighting for not only the main atrium, but also all waiting rooms on each respective floor. Another example is the facility's is the innovative reclaimed water system. Numerous connections to the outdoors — including a landscaped roof garden located near the infusion center — provide areas of respite for staff and families.