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Cheatham and Associates is a proud member of the USGBC


LEED Services

  • LEED Certification

Net Zero / Renewable Energy Design Capability

  • Solar – Photovoltaic solar water heating and solar panels for electricity generation. 

  • Geothermal – Ground coupled water source heat pumps.

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Union Station Building, Cape Fear Community College, Wilmington, North Carolina LEED Silver,  Architect, LS3P.

Cheatham and Associates, P.A. provided subconsultant services for plumbing, HVAC, and fire protection design for a new 247,000 square foot six-story building on the Main Campus that is utilized for classrooms, faculty offices, administration offices, and meeting spaces.  Union Station has two (2) 350-ton cooling towers, two (2) 3475 MBH boilers, two (2) chillers (350-ton and 150-ton) and fifteen (15) VAV air handling units with hot water coils at VAV boxes for zone control. DDC controls are Schneider/Andover Building Automation System.  Services also included a Building Energy Model and Life Cycle Cost Analysis for the architectural, plumbing, mechanical and electrical systems. 


Construction phase services include review of submittal data and observation visits to the site as required by the State Construction Office, and closeout phase services which include preparation of record drawings from the contractor’s as-built drawings, review of closeout documents, and final report. Office of State Construction Project. This is a LEED Silver project.

Street Sweeper Maintenance Building, Wilmington, North Carolina

Cheatham and Associates provided engineering and design services for plumbing, mechanical and electrical systems.

The project was designed using Green Technologies with the goal of a net zero energy bill.  To attain this, roof-mounted photovoltaic power was harvested and utilized to provide solar water heating,  facility power and lighting with interconnection to the utility power system. The project also consisted of radiant floor heating and rainwater captured from roof used for irrigation for surrounding landscape.

This project received the 2009 Lower Cape Fear Stewardship Development Award for Significant Achievement; City of Wilmington Street Sweeper Facility

Perquimans County High School, Hertford, NC

Damuth Trane; Perquimans County High School Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability Award in recognition of energy conservation efforts by the Perquimans County Board of Education Facility and Staff.  Cheatham and Associates worked with Damuth Trane to evaluate energy savings and designed energy saving projects that resulted in cost savings for taxpayers.

After construction, in the first year of operation the energy usage was reduced by more than 30% from the previous year.

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