Green Buildings

Overview

Barney Davis Green Restoration

Green building isn't a new concept to Denison; the Denison Homestead, created in the 1970s, and historic Barney-Davis Hall, renovated in 1996, stand as proof of the college's commitment to sustainable building practices. In 2008, Denison made a commitment for all new campus construction to be built to sustainable standards, as set by the LEED rating system. Since then the Bryant Arts Center, Ebaugh Laboratories, Trumbull Aquatics Center, and Chamberlin Hall have all undergone renovation and have been certified as LEED Gold buildings. Denison is committed to ensuring that all new campus construction will be built to LEED Silver standards or better, as set by the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating system.

LEED, a green building rating system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council in 1995, provides a list of standards for environmentally sustainable construction. Buildings can qualify for one of four levels of certification – certified, silver, gold or platinum — based on how many standards are met.