Environmental Initiatives

Environmental Initiatives

Faculty House has been renovated to standards set by the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) program.  LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. Faculty House was awarded Gold LEED certification in April 2010.

Some of the measures include:
  • Integrated energy-efficient and water-conserving utilities, appliances, fixtures and insulation
  • Installed new HVAC system, providing clean air quality
  • Selected recycled, low-emission furnishings, materials and finishes as well as locally made materials
  • Restored original details, repurposed old materials, donated used equipment and recycled construction waste