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.
- 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
In 2018 Faculty House also introduced linen-free tables for events on the 1st, 2nd, and 4th floors.