Silvery Green



Green Colby logoA project that expanded Cotter Union by 18,000 square feet with additions of Pulver Pavilion and a new bookstore received LEED certification at the silver level from the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the accepted national standard for rating green or sustainable building construction, and silver is a notch above basic LEED certification.

Pulver Pavilion, which opened in 2007, has fulfilled its planned role as a hub of campus life. The new bookstore, a two-story, 9,000-square-foot addition on the east side of the building, opened in June 2008.

The building received LEED points in 29 categories, including water and energy conservation, use of local and recycled materials, and a commitment to using renewable energy. This is Colby’s third LEED-certified building. The others are the Schair-Swenson-Watson Alumni Center and the Diamond Building.
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  • On September 24, 2009, Chet Lewis "60 wrote:
    Colby is doing very well by seeking LEED certification for buildings that are being renovated or constructed. The whole campus is a single building complex, and it would be wonderful if Colby could find the resources to make the improvements needed in order to get the whole campus LEED certified