Sustainable Building & Design

Overview
Barney Davis Green Restoration

Green renovation isn't new to Denison; historic Barney-Davis Hall renovated in 1996 already stands as proof, but the bar has been raised with the Bryant Arts Center and Ebaugh Laboratories. Denison is one of 290 colleges and universities to make a commitment that all new campus construction will be built to LEED standards, 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.