The College of Charleston’s Dixie Plantation is an 881-acre property along the Stono River and the Intercoastal Waterway. The field research stations are designed to support environmental science research and instruction. They are equipped to accommodate an entire class, or just provide space for a small team of researchers.
Quality Electric of the Coastal Carolinas, Inc. provided all electrical services, including solar panels, LED lighting, uninterrupted power systems (UPS), installation of electric shades and motorized windows.
This project had a very specific focus on sustainability and Quality Electric crews contributed to that focus. Dixie Plantation is governed by a conservation easement, which is very specific as to how the natural resources on the property may be used and accessed.
What made this project unique
The sustainable focus of this project certainly made it unique. As a result of this being a “conservationist’s classroom,” the area is heavily wooded with limited paths and roads, which proved to be a challenge for many who worked at the site.