The complex, which houses 10 very green one-, two-, and three-bedroom faculty/staff housing units, is a jewel in the University’s sustainability crown. It’s our first housing site designed to earn certification under the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) system created by the U.S. Green Building Council. The goal is 30 percent greater performance than similar BU housing in key areas including water efficiency, energy consumption, waste production, CO2 emissions, and use of recycled materials. Lumber was sourced from sustainable forests. Other materials, such as paint, was made from low-volatility organic compounds. Energy Star appliances, efficient lighting, and bamboo floors were also installed.