Franklin Center at Hillcrest

The LEED Platinum certified Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest is home to our Environmental Affairs Office, Environmental Studies Program, Sustainability Integration Office, and Fellowships in Environmental Journalism. This renovated 19th-century farmhouse uses 47 percent less energy than a standard building of the same size. Other sustainability features include Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified wood, groundwater exchange air-conditioning, energy efficient windows and lights, low-flow faucets, and solar panels.

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