Green Building Initiatives
We’ve Done It
Listed below are sustainable building and grounds projects that have been implemented.
Major Maintenance Projects
Completed a renovation of the former Squash Courts Building into 41 Wyllys Avenue. 41 Wyllys is the new home of the College of Letters, Art History Program, and the Wesleyan Career Center.
Wesleyan has completed the LEED scorecard for 41 Wyllys Avenue and is awaiting LEED Certification.
The Allbritton Center (formerly Davenport Campus Center) is 35,000 renovation from student campus center into classrooms, offices, and seminar spaces. Albritton recieved LEED Gold Certification.
See Allbritton Talking Points for a detailed list of credits.
Usdan University Center built to LEED Certified Standard (certification not pursued).
Built a geothermal well system on 24-bed senior prototype house for heating and cooling.
Built 270-bed Fauver undergraduate housing facilities (now Fauver and Bennet Halls); awarded LEED Silver Certification.
We’re Working On It
Listed below are initiatives that have been assigned to a person, office, or student group to plan a solution.
|1||The new Molecular and Life Sciences building will be built to at least LEED Silver standards.||
|2||A Green Building Policy will be submitted for review and approval. The policy will also include a plan to address LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance. The LEED for Existing Buildings Rating System addresses whole-building cleaning and maintenance issues (including chemical use), recycling programs, exterior maintenance programs, and systems upgrades.||In Revision|
Students in WILD Wes developed the West College (WestCo) hill using permaculture principles to design a beautiful and sustainable landscape. Planting on WestCo finished in spring 2013, and WILD Wes is now maintaining this site. WILD Wes started its second permaculture site in the Butterfields Courtyard in Summer 2013, constructing stairs and terraces without any machinery. This fall, WILD Wes will be sheet mulching the terraces, maintaining the Hugelkultur beds, and doing plantings in conjunction with Green Hall.
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