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EVS 300


Environmental Science and Policy


Smith College has committed to building a LEED certified science center. The Engineering and Chemistry Building, the first of three buildings, is being designed for basic green certification. With the combination of Allison Crosby and Amanda Wenczel’s research, it is proposed that a silver certification is financially viable and therefore must be realized. This paper is focused on the application of renewable and efficient energy use, as well as the need to properly monitor and record all aspects of energy and water flow. It is recommended that Smith implement fluorescent light bulbs, efficient hand driers, proper window and wall insulation, solar panels and adequate energy and emission monitors. Recently, the college has signed onto a Campus Sustainability Pledge. Creating an energy efficient, environmentally friendly building is the first major step taken towards supporting this agreement.


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Project assisted by: Allison Crosby, Amanda Wenczel