Davis Kane addresses each project with environmentally responsible design practices. In addition to our projects that have qualified for LEED certification, our portfolio includes several high performance buildings. We incorporate water and energy-saving strategies into every design and our corporate philosophy is one that promotes efficient use of resources and energy. A sampling of sustainable strategies implemented in our projects follows:

Recycled content in play surface, steel, carpet, drywall, insulation, ceiling tile, etc • Maximize open space with compact building footprint • Reuse of existing building structure and shell • Pedestrian and bike access • Native, drought-tolerant landscaping • Stormwater treatment and management • Daylighting • Occupancy sensors and dual-level lighting • High-efficiency chiller plant and variable speed pumping on chilled and hot water • Reflective, well-insulated roof assemblies • Rainwater reuse, collected, filtered and used to flush toilets• High-performance glazing • Construction waste management • Low-emitting materials, adhesives and paints • VAV air handling • Photovoltaics • Solar water heating • Geothermal wells

Davis Kane’s LEED Certified Project Experience:

SAS/C Office Building & Executive Briefing Center LEED Platinum                                       WTCC Holding Hall Renovation LEED Certifed Targeted

Cherry Point MCAS EMS / Fire Vehicle Facility LEED Gold                                                      DPS Elementary School “C” LEED Silver Targeted

NCSU Facilities Operations Support Space LEED Silver                                                          

ECU Gateway Residence Hall LEED Silver Targeted


Owner: SAS Institute Inc.                                                         COMPLETED: 2011
Seven-floor office tower and Executive Briefing Center with auditoriums, briefing and breakout rooms and marketplace style dining facility 290,000 SF

Sustainable Strategies:

  • Bicycle storage and change rooms provided
  • Over 70 eco-computer spaces and 35% parking reduction
  • Capturing and treating 90% of rainfall with pond water feature
  • reduction in water use for irrigation from Storage Pond
  • Two cisterns collect rainwater to flush toilets and urinals
  • One acre of vegetated roof
  • 405 rooftop PVs + solar thermal panels + 5,236 module solar farm = almost 2 million kWh/year
  • Building systems efficient design + on-site renewable energy= 83.5% energy savings
  • 23% of the total building material content uses recycled material
  • 27% of total building material content is regional
  • Trees cleared during site grading used in a “feature Wall"
  • 69% of all wood used from FCS certified forests
  • 81% of generated construction waste recycled 


Owner: Dept of Defense – Navy                                                 COMPLETED: 2012

15,211 SF single story Emergency Vehicle Facility for the naval base at Cherry Point.  Included five drive through bays, EMT storage, office space, conference / training space and ten dormitory rooms.

Sustainable Strategies:

  • Bicycle storage facilities provided with showers
  • Parking spaces for low-efficient vehicles provided
  • Reduced potable water use by 45%
  • 14.2% of the total building material content uses recycled material
  • 38.2% of total building material content is regional
  • 83.3% of total wood used is FSC forest certified
  • Highly reflective materials used reducing the local “Heat Island Effect”
  • Eight rooftop solar collectors
  • 89.6% of generated construction waste recycled


Owner: North Carolina State University                                       COMPLETED: 2012

28,600 SF Office space for Grounds Management, Waste Reduction and Recycling office as well as a space for repairing equipment for North Carolina State University's main campus Facilities Operations support staff.  

Sustainable Strategies:

  • Reduced potable water use for irrigation by 95.7%
  • Reduced potable water use for toilets and urinals by 7 times 
  • Bicycle storage and shower facilities
  • Low-emitting and fuel efficient vehicels parking
  • 32% of the total building material content uses recycled material
  • 27% of total building materials content is regional
  • 83% of total wood used is FSC forest certified
  • Eight flat plate rooftop solar collectors
  • 90.54% of generated construction waste recycled