Lafayette is transforming its campus into a national model for sustainability by employing the tenants of green design and technologies into all aspects of its facilities, including new construction and renovation of existing structures.

We are the only college or university in the Lehigh Valley to have signed the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment, an initiative aimed at reducing greenhouses gasses. Since signing in 2008, the College has calculated its emission of greenhouse gasses, completed a campus-wide energy audit, and developed a Climate Action Plan for reducing its carbon footprint.

 

A Green Building

The Grossman House for Global Perspectives

The Grossman House for Global Perspectives achieved LEED-CI Gold certification for green building practices when it was completed in 2013. The residential facility features local and recycled materials, high performing building systems, energy saving fixtures, and many other sustainable technologies, including rainwater and greywater reuse systems.

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