Berea College Opens One of the World’s Greenest Residence Halls

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

Berea College to Participate in Campus Conservation Nationals Competition 2013

Berea College will participate in Campus Conservation Nationals (CCN) 2013, a nationwide electricity and water use reduction competition among colleges and universities. The competition was created by The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) through its Students Program, and in partnership with Lucid, Alliance to Save Energy and the National Wildlife Federation. Continue reading Berea College to Participate in Campus Conservation Nationals Competition 2013