Massachusetts Colleges Going Green with LEED

Both Smith College in Northampton and Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts are using green building technologies to become LEED-certified.

Harvard Law School has implemented a new air efficiency system to improve indoor air quality and to decrease the cost of maintenance and energy in a 250,000 square foot structure. The building will hold classrooms, a student center and a clinical wing and is expected to receive LEED Gold Certification. With the new air efficiency system, Harvard will be able to reduce carbon dioxide levels in the facility while keeping energy costs down.

Smith College recently presented its new science and engineering building, Ford Hall. The $73 million engineering, computer science, biology and chemistry building spans 140,000 square feet. It has earned LEED Gold Certification for its environmentally-friendly features, particularly the building’s ultra-low-flow water fixtures. Ford Hall also receives high marks for its high-efficiency electrical equipment and computer-monitored sensors for light, air and moisture control, as well as the building’s passive-energy design, which maximizes daylight exposure through optimum window and glass placement.

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