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Berea College is one of the nation’s most environmentally responsible colleges, according to The Princeton Review, the education services company that just published the 2019 edition of its Guide to Green Colleges.
Known as a leader in turning the Bluegrass state “green,” Berea College is one of 413 schools profiled in the new guide.
The guide is based on a survey the company conducted in 2018–19 of administrators at hundreds of four-year colleges about their institutions’ commitments to the environment and sustainability. The guide states, “Berea College is a model for sustainability in higher education for the Appalachian region and beyond.”
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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: Continue reading Berea’s Deep Green Dormitory and its Earth-Friendly Brick →
Berea College’s Deep Green Residence Hall has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) v2009 Platinum Certification
and a score of 90 points, making the facility the highest-scoring, LEED-certified residence hall in the world. The LEED certification denotes independent verification from the U.S. Green Building Council that a building is designed and constructed “using strategies aimed at achieving high performance in key areas of human and environmental health.” Continue reading Berea College’s “Deep Green” Residence Hall Earns World’s Highest LEED Score →
On August 21, 2012, Berea College and Messer Construction Co. entered into a partnership agreement with the Kentucky Labor Cabinet and the Construction Partnership Program of Kentucky to enhance the safety and health of workers during the construction Berea College’s “Deep Green Residence Hall” project. Continue reading Berea College & Messer Construction Co. partner with Kentucky Labor Cabinet to promote jobsite safety →
Berea College will begin construction on what will be the most energy-efficient residence hall in the commonwealth of Kentucky, if not the country, in April 2012. The three-story, 42,000 square foot building – referred to as the “Deep Green Residence Hall” – will be constructed adjacent to Boone Tavern Hotel & Restaurant and will house 120 students in 66 rooms. Construction is expected to be completed by August 2013. Continue reading Berea College Begins Construction on “Deep Green Residence Hall” →