Orange County Animal ServicesLocation: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
The Orange County Animal Services building brings together the animal shelter and animal control which previously were two independent operations. The new 24,000 square-foot building houses all of the county's animal services, including pet adoption, public education, and animal seizure and detention.
The building and site design incorporate best practice standards of animal sheltering. Sustainable design strategies include water reclamation and reuse, energy efficent HVAC systems with heat recovery throughout, and clerestory windows for natural daylighting.