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STOKES GETS LEED SILVER CERTIFICATION
Boston College's Office of Sustainability received word in December 2013 that Stokes Hall had achieved LEED NC (New Contruction)Silver certification. BC now has 4 LEED Platinum buildings and two LEED Silver buildings.
Students Receive Certificates for the Completion of Sustainability Leadership Training Program
This fall, a number of BC students completed a four week long Sustainability Leadership Training Program provided by GreenerU and sponsored by The Office of Residential Life, The Office of Student Programs, and The Office of Sustainability. Students received Certificates of Completion for attending sessions held on four Fridays during October and November.
New Green Building Opens
Boston College has opened a new 183,000 square foot academic building in January 2013.
The anticipated LEED Silver building is the new home of the University’s humanities departments.
Stokes Hall is built on the Middle Campus in traditional English Gothic style architecture befitting the surrounding campus buildings. It will house faculty offices for Classical Studies, English, History, Philosophy, Theology, the College of Arts & Sciences Honors Program, and other programs; as well as 36 new classrooms, a commons area, coffee shop, conference rooms and outdoor gardens and plaza.
Green features include achievement of high environmental quality standards, design of site and landscape features with enhanced outdoor space, a 20% improvement in energy performance and 34% reduction in potable water usage with efficient plumbing fixtures and irrigation control systems.