The Sustainability Institute offers a self-guided tour of buildings that exemplify a thoughtful use of resources in the buildings’ construction and operation. From energy efficiency to waste water management, take the tour to find out how Penn State is making its campuses and community more sustainable.
The Sustainability Experience Center Greenhouse: The Class Gift of 2000 at Penn State and a DEP-funded project, the Greenhouse is a natural wastewater treatment facility that mimics nature's own processes found in wetlands and marshes to remediate contaminated water.
The Stuckeman Building: The Stuckeman Family Building for the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) is Penn State’s first building to obtain a LEED rating. Offering cutting-edge technologies, the SALA building provides more than 111,000 square feet of studio, classroom, office, library and model shop space.
Medlar Field at Lubrano Park: Penn State's Medlar Field at Lubrano Park is the first baseball stadium in the world to be honored for its LEED certification. It was completed during the summer of 2006.
The Forest Resources Building: The School of Forest Resources Building finished construction in March 2006 and consists of 102,554 square feet of laboratory, classroom and office space.The building sits on a 2.02 acre site and provides 1.43 of those acres as unbuilt green space.
The Child Care Center at Hort Woods: The Child Care Center at Hort Woods meets the highest level of sustainable building criteria — the US Green Building Council’s LEED Platinum certification. The 23,000 square-foot building features a brick, copper and painted aluminum exterior. The center incorporates features such as natural ventilation, rain-water collection and reuse, and natural lighting to help conserve energy.