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).

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Berea College, the first interracial and coeducational college in the South, focuses on learning, labor and service. The College admits only academically promising students with limited financial resources, primarily from Kentucky and Appalachia, although students come from 40 states and 70 countries. Every Berea student receives a Tuition Promise Scholarship, which means no Berea student pays for tuition. Berea is one of nine federally-recognized Work Colleges, so students work 10 hours or more weekly, earning money for books, housing and meals. The College’s motto, “God has made of one blood all peoples of the earth,” speaks to its inclusive Christian character.