Sustainability Studies: Higher Education Goes Low-Impact
Higher education is going low-impact, with these three universities among those aiming for a grade of LEED Silver for recent campus projects. At Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Kliment Halsband Architects updated the century-old Gilman Hall in sustainable style by reusing marble and brick, adding skylights, and installing an outdoor-air cooling system.
Designing a student center for Cleveland State University, Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects specified pale roofing, LED fixtures, and low-VOC carpet and paint. And Valerio Dewalt Train Associates, building the University of California San Diego’s six-story Rita Atkinson Residences, concealed three additional levels of bike storage and student services underground, beneath a planted courtyard.