Adaptive Reuse of Building

Duke Farms has capitalized on the embedded energy already existing in the built environment by adapting structures rather than demolishing and constructing anew. These buildings now serve as model adaptable structures and regenerative habitats that may be replicated on a small or large scale by others. Buildings on site that once served as J.B. Duke’s horse barn and greenhouse have been renovated to meet LEED© standards of energy efficiency and adapted to serve the purposes of the current mission of Duke Farms and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

 
  • The Farm Barn: A LEED© Platinum Building

    LEED©, an acronym for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is an internationally-recognized green building certification system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council.

  • The Orchid Range: A LEED© Platinum Building

    LEED©, an acronym for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is an internationally-recognized green building certification system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council. When the renovation is complete, the Conservatory will be far more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly.

  • Reclaimed Materials

    Tram stops are constructed with materials reclaimed from demolished structures on the site. Plantings on the rooftop help to reduce heat build-up in the warmer months.

Farm Barn postcard Duke Farms

 
 
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