The LEED Gold NC Wildlife Resources Commission Headquarters was the first intentional sustainable building designed for a division of NC state government. The design was intended to demonstrate that it is possible to build high-performance architecture at a cost comparable to standard construction. Special attention was given to design strategies and systems that would be most beneficial to protection of wildlife and wildlife habitat. Integration of the design of the daylighting, structural, and mechanical systems provided economic efficiency as well. Man-made wetlands and bio-retention landscapes planted with native NC species provide wildlife shelter, cover, and food demonstrating that it is possible to provide robust wildlife habitat in a dense urban environment.