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School of Law Project Earns Gold LEED Certification

2015 renovation and construction cited for sustainable design 01.26.2017 By Joel Brown. Photo by Melissa Ostrow The BU School of Law makeover won plaudits from students and faculty for its vibrant design and state-of-the art-classrooms and moot courtroom when it was completed in 2015. Now the renovation and construction project has attained an honor for […]

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BU Shines with STARS

How does BU measure its progress in becoming a more sustainable campus? Who sets the bar? BU evaluates the University’s performance annually in categories such as greenhouse gas emissions, waste reduction, energy use, and water consumption. In the past 9 years, we have reduced our greenhouse gas emissions 25%, our waste by 9%, and our water use […]

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School of Theology Community Center Certified LEED Gold

Every Wednesday the School of Theology (STH) gathers for a community lunch in what is easily the most popular space in the building—the basement.  The space, whose awkward layout and dim lighting once made it underutilized, underwent a major renovation during the summer of 2013 making it a functional and versatile space. A year after […]

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Green Buildings

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100 BSR receives LEED certification, inspires competition

Written by Rachel Riley An energy-saving competition between Boston University residence halls will challenge students to reduce their electricity consumption this semester, BU officials announced Thursday. “The first energy challenge at Boston University will be a competition against residence halls to see which area can reduce the amount of electricity consumption in the months of September […]

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Rainwater Harvesting at New Balance Field

The latest effort to reduce water consumption on campus embraces a strategy to capture rainwater that falls on campus, store it, and re-use it for irrigation. New Balance Field, slated to open in September, will employ this rain harvesting technology and drip irrigation to water the landscaping surrounding the field. An underground rainwater tank, with […]

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Summer Construction on the Charles River Campus

4 LEED Registered projects among the 20 + projects taking place over the summer

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Green Buildings

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Center for Student Services Open for Business

 

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St. Mary’s Street LEEDs the Pack

In the slideshow above, see photos of the faculty and staff housing complex at 85–87 St. Mary’s St., which will be BU’s first fully LEED-certified residence. Photos by Michael Hamilton   BU’s first green residence nears completion By: Leslie Friday Remodeling a home can be a chore; remodeling nine requires angelic patience. And remodeling nine […]

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