HIGH-PERFORMANCE BUILDING GUIDELINES

Living Greener

Students from the Intro to Environmental Studies course of Spring 2015 were given an assignment to determine the energy usage of applices in dorm rooms. The following is a bar chart displaying results from this assignment. 

Getting Around

BikesAmerica’s dependency on the car is one of the most significant influences on our carbon “footprint.”What can you do to reduce your transportation carbon footprint while getting to, from and around campus?

Renewable Energy

Physical Plant PV

Physical Plant Solar Hot Water Installation

The Physical Plant Administration building derives all of its domestic hot water needs from solar panels mounted on the roof of the building.

Recycling & Composting at Amherst College

Single-Stream Recycling

Heating and Cooling Standards

Energy conservation does more than reduce the College's financial exposure. It reduces environmental and social costs as well. Energy conservation mitigates the numerous adverse environmental and social impacts associated with energy production and consumption. These include air pollution, acid rain and global warming, oil spills and water pollution, loss of wilderness areas, construction of new power plants, foreign energy dependence and the risk of international conflict over energy supplies.

Site Selection

HIGH-PERFORMANCE BUILDING GUIDELINES

Williston Hall

Williston 1
Williston Hall was originally built in 1858 as an academic building as well as the home of the College's arts collection.  The adaptive reuse renovation of Williston was completed in 2003.

Webster Hall

Webster 1
Webster Hall, originally built to house the Biology department, was converted in 1998 to house the departments of Russian, Asian Languages and Civilizations and Theater and Dance.  Much of the existing structure, finishes, ironwork, flooring and other aspects of the histor

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