Earlham’s Center for Science and Technology was dedicated in October 2015.
Earlham’s newest building brings home the gold
August 19, 2016
Earlham’s Center for Science and Technology has received LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
“Both the design itself and the construction process were intensively reviewed by the USGBC, resulting in a total score of 65 points versus the Gold threshold of 60 points,” says Director of Facilities Ian Smith.
“I am delighted that this building consumes half the energy per square foot in comparison to our non-renovated, traditional buildings, while maximizing the use of regionally sourced materials and taking a strongly preventive approach to indoor air quality issues,” Smith says.
The CST is heated and cooled by a closed-loop, ground-source geothermal system, the first on campus and the largest in Wayne County.
The CST is the fourth, LEED-certified building to be built or renovated on Earlham's campus since 2012, and is the second Gold level structure including the Center for Visual and Performing Arts. The Stanley Hall and Tyler Hall renovations earned Silver and Basic LEED certifications, respectively. In total, these four buildings represent 15 percent of the total building square footage maintained by the college.
“Literally hundreds of people contributed to this accomplishment, from a wide range of trades and professions,” Smith says.
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Earlham College, a national liberal arts college located in Richmond, Indiana, is a "College That Changes Lives." We expect our students to be fully present: to think rigorously, value directness and genuineness, and actively seek insights from differing perspectives. The values we practice at Earlham are rooted in centuries of Quaker tradition, but they also constitute the ideal toolkit for contemporary success. Earlham is one of only 40 national liberal arts colleges ranked among U.S. News and World Reports' "Great Schools at a Great Price."
Brian Zimmerman is director of media relations at Earlham College. He can be reached at (765) 983-1256 and firstname.lastname@example.org.