Office of Sustainability

Residence Halls and Sustainability

Several residence halls have been renovated in recent years and include green building features and innovative spaces for studying and socializing.

Date     Residence Hall

1999 – Fairchild

1999 – Danforth

2000 – Kettering

2001 – Blue Ridge

2003 – Kentucky-Talcott

2003 – Ecovillage Apartments

2004 – James

2007 – Pearsons

2008 – Elizabeth Rogers

2008 – Edwards

2013 – Deep Green

2014 – Anna Smith

2015 – Dana

For example, Kentucky-Talcott Halls includes an adjoining atrium that provides extensive daylighting in common study spaces.  The renovation also includes energy-efficient fixtures, super-insulated windows with low-E glazing, and reuse of most of the existing structure. Similarly, Pearsons Hall includes energy-efficient appliances, motion-sensor lighting, as well as common area flooring made of bamboo, which is a renewable resource that grows faster than trees.

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