Boone Tavern and Sustainability
During the 2008-2009 academic year, Berea College completed a full renovation of its Boone Tavern Hotel and Restaurant with the goal of becoming the first LEED-certified hotel in the state. As part of the renovation planning for Boone Tavern, an architectural firm convened a 2-day charrette with relevant campus representatives. The four primary guiding themes that participants explored were service, cuisine, sustainability, and crafts.
Some of the green operations at Boone Tavern include energy-efficient fixtures, the use of green cleaning supplies, and incorporation of Kentucky Proud foods in the restaurant.