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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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Berea is the site of the world’s first Living Building-certified student residence hall and the only building
in Kentucky that meets the rigorous Living Building Challenge green standards.
Berea, Ky. —Berea College continues to turn the Bluegrass state “green” and, in the process, is receiving national acclaim. The recently-built “Deep Green” residence hall on Berea’s campus has earned Living Building Challenge Petal Certification, meeting all imperatives in four of the petals the College hoped to achieve. Continue reading Berea College ‘Deep Green’ Residence Hall Achieves Living Building Challenge Certification →
Originally posted on April 16, 2013 by Bethany Cook
“The Living Building Challenge is LEED on steroids,” says Rich Dodd, project Manager of Berea College’s new Deep Green Residence Hall, with lots of “extra special efforts” along the way designed to make the building not only 55% more energy efficient than most buildings, but the entire construction process more sustainable. Continue reading Deep Green Dorm Is Over Half-Way Complete →
The dedication ceremony of the new “Deep Green” residence hall, believed to be one of the world’s “greenest,” was held Friday, October 18.
Three years in the making, this 42,000 square foot, three-story facility with 66 rooms houses 120 students. Continue reading Berea Dedicates “Deep Green” Residence Hall →
Three years in the making, one of the world’s “greenest” residence hall, Berea College’s newly constructed “Deep Green” Residence Hall, is open to students for the 2013 fall term. Dubbed “Deep Green” until a permanent name is chosen, this 42,000 square foot, three-story facility with 66 rooms will house 120 students.
Deep Green is expected to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) v2009 Platinum Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council and meet Petal Recognition under the Living Building Challenge 2.0 (LBC) by the International Living Future Institute. Pending these certifications, college officials expect this building to be recognized as one of the greenest in the world. Continue reading Berea College Opens One of the World’s Greenest Residence Halls →
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” →