The client was especially interested in showcasing water-saving strategies to its constituents, and reuse water from the plant is used for toilet flushing and make-up water to the HVAC chiller. This project achieved LEED silver certification from the USGBC, and was the first LEED certified building for the City of Raleigh. In 2015 DTW returned to the Neuse River Waste Water Treatment Plant to renovate the existing laboratory facility. This work included 11,000 square feet of new laboratory space and 9,000 square feet of new office space.
In 2016, DTW Architects returned to the project to reconfigure the facility’s support and operational services to suit the client’s changing needs. The facility was outfitted with a state-of-the-art testing lab, as well as improvements to the architectural finishes, MEP, and life safety upgrades.