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Class of 1966 Environmental Center
Williams College (Williamstown, MA)
Petal Certified by the International Living Future Institute
This classroom and office building is designed to be Net Zero Energy and Water. It has met six of the seven criteria and continues to work toward full Living Building Challenge © certification. The facility incorporates a historic renovation and new construction and houses faculty offices, classrooms, reading room, and a teaching kitchen. The design features an energy efficient building envelope, foam-flush composting toilets, balanced daylighting, solar PV panels, and no “red-list” materials. Extensive landscaping includes an amphitheater, outdoor classrooms, gardens and constructed wetlands.
“Our building is fantastic - absolutely crawling with students at all hours. It has extended our reach and our impact, which was, of course, the ultimate goal.”
Sarah Gardner, Faculty, Williams College Center for Environmental Studies