WPI’s faculty, students and staff engage in a variety of initiatives to address sustainable buildings. Initiatives include the new academic building, work with LEED-Certified Buildings, the Green Revolving Fund (GRF), and the development of a zero net energy home for the Solar Decathlon in Morocco.
A new WPI academic building, Unity Hall has been built behind Gordon Library following LEED Silver certification, with energy-efficient features like EV charging ports.
WPI has 5 LEED certified buildings on campus: Bartlett Center (Certified), East Hall (Gold), Recreation Center (Gold), Faraday Hall (Silver), and The Innovation Studio/Messenger Hall (Gold).
This fund supports sustainable projects on-campus. Ongoing projects include lighting upgrades, HVAC retro-commissioning, and a cogeneration study.
A competition in which universities design, build, and operate a net-zero energy dwelling.
NOTE: Solar Decathlon infomration is still being developed.
EXAMPLE PROJECTS RELATED TO BUILDINGS