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Durham Solid Waste Operations Facility

Reducing energy consumption by maximizing use of natural light.

1833 Camden Ave.
Durham, NC 27704
Durham County

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1930’s incinerator renovated for offices, auditorium, and vehicle bays.

  • Owner: City of Durham
  • Occupant: Department of Solid Waste
  • Use/Occupancy: Utility/miscellaneous
  • Construction: Renovation
  • Completed: 2001
  • Size: 25K to 100K sq. ft.
    1 to 10 acres

Site Conditions: Urban non-residential

Durham Solid Waste Operations Facility
Durham Solid Waste Operations Facility
(Photo: Baridi Nkokheli)

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Durham Solid Waste Operations Facility

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Quality management
  Technology Description Docs
  1   Lifecycle cost analysis  
  2   Design team integration  
  Technology Description Docs
  1   South facing orientation The original 1930’s incinerator was oriented not by design along the east-west axis. However, it was the perfect complement to optimize and control the available sunlight from the south.  
  Technology Description Docs
  1   Load management software  
  2   Motion/heat/light sensors An artificial lighting system was installed that included high efficiency fluorescent fixtures and lamps, coupled with photo sensors and motion sensors.  
  3   Daylighting Daylighting strategies reduce energy use and cooling load. Tinted glass windows were install to maximize available sunlight, while still reducing the amount of glare. Although the goal of the project was to maximize natural light, a high efficiency fluorescent lighting system was also installed.  
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Specialty Contact Information
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General Project Contact
     Baridi Nkokheli
City of Durham
Phone: 919-560-4197

Relationship to the project:  Service Manager, City of Durham Solid Waste Department
Project Team
  Involvement Stage Name/Address Phone
1 Owner/developer N/A City of Durham
101 City Hall Plaza
Durham, NC   27701
2 Architect N/A The Freelon Group
P.O. Box 12876
RTP, NC   27709
3 Engineer - structural N/A GKC Associates

4 Engineer - civil N/A Barbara H. Mulkey Engineering

5 Engineer - mechanical N/A MRP Engineering

6 Landscape architect N/A Coulter, Hart, Jewell and Thames
111 West Main Street
Durham, NC   27701
7 Environmental building consultant N/A William Moore & Associates, Inc.

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