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Largest Green Development In South Carolina Announced
Published:
3/5/2013 11:01:05 AM


 
Greenville, SC — 4240 Architecture today announced the largest 
sustainable development under construction in South Carolina, the aptly named 
ONE Greenville. “4240’s creativity has resulted in an iconic building that will 
be the new image of Greenville,” says developer Bob Hughes. Also known as 
Project ONE, it will be a 400,000-square-foot modern hub for education, banking, 
law offices, retail and restaurants, marking a new era for this historically 
industrial city. 

The development is targeting LEED-Gold certification — for Leadership in Energy 
and Environmental Design — from the United States Green Building Council 
(USGBC). Among other measures, the project’s 36-kW solar array will provide 
onsite power generation, and its green roof will prevent storm-water runoff, 
absorb heat and save energy. 
 
That environmental sustainability is matched by a commitment to economic 
sustainability. “ONE Greenville is emblematic of the City’s longstanding 
commitment to reinvest in its infrastructure and public spaces, and bolster 
private investment,” says Mayor Knox White. It’s a sentiment echoed by Michael 
Kerski, Economic Development Manager for the City: “The development has been of 
such magnitude that several of the surrounding properties, vacant and in 
distress for years, have been purchased and renovated.” 

For CertusBank, Project ONE’s largest tenant, 4240 is designing a corporate 
urban campus, with executive and administrative offices and a state-of-the-art 
learning and development center. In addition, their flagship retail space will 
offer an engaging, interactive banking environment: “4240 has helped transform 
our vision of an experiential brand into something that is distinctly 
CertusBank. We are thrilled with the design,” says K. Angela Webb, CertusBank 
president. 

Project ONE will also house Clemson University’s 70,000-square-foot Graduate 
School of Business, signifying an evolution of the 124-year-old institution. 
Among pioneering new programs is an MBA in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, “a 
prime example of Clemson’s critical role in economic development,” says Claude 
Lilly, dean of the College of Business and Behavioral Science. The building will 
connect Clemson students, faculty and staff to what Forbes calls one of the 
top-10 downtowns in the country. 

The tenant list will be rounded out by unique restaurants such as Tupelo Honey, 
forward-looking retailers like Anthropologie, and the law offices of Haynsworth 
Sinkler Boyd, P.A. “Greenville has become a beacon for businesses and visitors 
from around the world,” says E. Randal Johnson, AIA, a 4240 founding principal. 
“4240 Architecture is honored to be part of this important movement in true 
sustainability.” 

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