Berea’s Deep Green Dormitory and its Earth-Friendly Brick

In an article published March 22 by MarketWatch (NY) Berea College is called a “model of sustainability” and the College’s new “deep green” residence hall is cited for using “earth-friendly brick.” Article excerpt below:

Top LEED Buildings Use Earth-Friendly Brick – MarketWatch

RESTON, Va., Apr 22, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) — The world’s highest-scoring college dorm in Leadership and Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is the latest among top LEED projects to consistently incorporate brick exteriors. Serving as a model of sustainability, Berea College’s “Deep Green” residence hall in Kentucky earned LEED Platinum Certification with a score of 90 points and appears on Princeton Review’s 2015 Guide to 253 Green Colleges. Berea joins other top LEED projects using fired-clay brick exteriors . . .    . . .”Fired clay brick is the greenest building material made in America, and made from abundant natural resources,” said Ray Leonhard, president & CEO, the Brick Industry Association (BIA).