Roberts Renovation Earns Colby’s 14th LEED Certificate for Sustainable Construction

Renovations to the Roberts Building completed in 2015 earned LEED gold certification, the U.S. Green Building Council announced in March. The renovation of the second and third floors as residence halls led to Colby’s 14th LEED (Leadership in Energy Efficiency and Design) certification and increased LEED certified space to the point where 20 percent of...

Piper and Drummond Residence Halls Earn LEED Gold Certification

Piper and Drummond residence halls earned a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification through the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) in July 2014. These certifications mark the 10th and 11th LEED certifications and the fifth and sixth residence halls certified at the College. One key element for both buildings was improved...

Alfond-Lunder Pavilion is LEED Silver

With the opening of the Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion this weekend, the Colby College Museum of Art—long recognized for its substantial and important American art collection—now has the most exhibition space of any art museum in Maine and has confirmed its status as one of the nation’s premier institutions of American art. An event for friends...

Treworgy Hall Earns LEED Gold

Another Colby residence hall received LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, increasing to seven the number of LEED buildings on campus. Renovated in 2011, Treworgy, a former fraternity house built in the 1950s, is the fourth certified at the LEED Gold standard. It is now more energy efficient and includes local, recycled, and...

Wood-fired Biomass Heating Plant is LEED Gold

With temperatures dropping below zero, Colby’s new biomass plant goes into normal operations this week. The plant—a key part of the college’s plan to be carbon neutral by 2015—burns forestry byproducts, including wood chips, bark and treetops, which would otherwise have been left on the forest floor. During this period of peak usage, the College...

Goddard-Hodgkins Earns LEED Gold

Another Colby College residence hall has received LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, taking Colby’s number of LEED buildings to six, with three of those at the gold level. Renovated in 2010, Goddard-Hodgkins, a former fraternity house built in the late 1940s, is now more energy efficient and includes local, recycled, and sustainably...

Two Residence Halls Earn LEED Gold

Two Colby residence halls built in the early 1950s and renovated in 2008 received LEED gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Colby now has more LEED-certified buildings than any other private college in Maine and is the first private college in Maine to achieve the gold level. Pierce and Perkins- Wilson, which were...

Colby’s Student Center Receives LEED Silver Certification

A project that expanded Colby College’s Cotter Union by 18,000 square feet with the additions of Pulver Pavilion and a new bookstore was LEED certified at the silver level by the U.S. Green Building Council, college officials announced May 1. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the accepted national standard for rating green or...

Diamond Building Receives LEED Certification

Colby’s Diamond Building has received LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The 53,000-square-foot academic building for social sciences and interdisciplinary studies opened in February of 2007. The LEED green building rating system is the national benchmark for sustainable construction. Many factors make Diamond a “green” building. Among them: – use...

Alumni Center Earns LEED Award

Colby’s new Schair- Swenson- Watson Alumni Center has been certified as “green” under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program. LEED is the acronym for a program administered by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) setting national standards for green building design. The rating system was developed by the USGBC to promote environmentally...