Ecological Renovations at Berea College
Since 1996, Berea College has renovated and retrofitted campus buildings in need of attention with a special focus on ecological design and green building techniques. As part of its ongoing captial improvements, Berea adopted a set of Ecological Renovation Standards in 2002 to formalize the ecological approach to past and future renovations. Thus, the College essentially adopted the minimum LEED-silver criteria for all campus renovations without undergoing the official certification for every building. Over more than a decade, Berea has completed more than $124 million worth of renovations with numerous green building and energy-efficient features.