Energy efficiency and striking design combine to create LEED Platinum-certified Charter Square. A dramatic addition to the Raleigh skyline, Charter Square consists of three connected buildings including an 11-story tower, two-story retail building, and one story service area. With 260,292 SF of premium Class A office, retail, and restaurant space, Charter Square provides endless opportunity for business and innovation in the heart of downtown Raleigh.
Developed by repeat client Dominion Realty Partners, Charter Square is constructed atop an existing City of Raleigh parking deck, posing unique structural challenges which are resolved by a hybrid moment frame design. Charter Square’s steel frame is constructed on a concrete transfer floor, allowing the building’s structural forces to transition to the existing foundation of the parking garage. A combination of a regionally-sourced glazed curtain wall system, stone, metal panels, and brick masonry create the exterior of this striking building. Dubbed the 2015 Best Commercial Project (Building North Carolina Awards), extensive design concepts and construction measures were implemented to achieve LEED Platinum certification.
Highlights of the LEED Platinum certified building include:
42% reduction in potable water use
Maximized open space and exceeded local zoning requirements by 114%
22% regionally-procured materials
79% certified wood
92% daylight and views through regularly occupied areas
Charter Square is the first building in Raleigh to achieve LEED Platinum certification in the LEED v2009 for Core and Shell Rating System.