Green Building

Summer 2009: Completion of LEED-certifiable dining hall.  Special features include:

  • Trayless dining (to reduce water and food waste)
  • Reduction of food waste from ten 30-gallon drums per day to less than one
  • Maximizes use of natural light
  • Uses recycled dishes, when possible, and bulk-serve condiments
  • Food service provider, AVI, with an avowed commitment to sustainability

Spring 2009: Completion of LEED-certification for East Residence Hall. Special features include:

  • Integrated faculty offices, classrooms, and student residences
  • Location of weekly Fireside Chats hosted by Integrated Entrepreneurship Program
  • Cradle-to-cradle carpet and other recycled building materials
  • High-efficiency plumbing
  • Designed to have a green roof
  • 25% more energy savings than anticipated

Spring 2009: Completion of LEED-certification for James H. Barrow Field Station building. Special features include:

  • Geothermal heating and cooling
  • Low-VOC (volatile organic compound) paint, sealants, and caulk
  • Recycled flooring, masonry, cement block, and roofing materials
  • Water-efficient landscaping
  • Motion-activated lights in all non-animal areas
  • Energy Recovery Unit to reclaim, clean, and re-circulate air
  • Low volume flush toilets in all restrooms
  • A bike rack to encourage alternative transportation to the Field Station

Responsible management of our physical plant:

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