Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 56.29
Liaison Olivia Shehan
Submission Date Aug. 18, 2011
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Wellesley College
Tier2-4: Themed Housing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Patrick Willoughby
Sustainability Director
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Does the institution have sustainability-themed housing (residential floor or hall, or theme house) where residents learn about sustainability together and to which residents must apply?:

A brief description of the themed housing:

The Sustainability co-op (SCOOP) is a small residential complex where all members have applied and been interviewed by previous SCOOP residents. This residence hall holds 12 students and is completely student run. The SCOOP offers an opportunity to pursue sustainable living in all aspects of life, from meals (students are off of the college meal plan, which allows them to cook and eat sustainably) to energy and water usage. With the support of Facilities and the Office of Sustainability, the co-op features a number of upgrades such as LEDS, energy saving appliances such as refrigerators and dishwashers, and window quilt shades to maximize heating and cooling energy efficiency. To this end they tabulate their water usage and actively investigate ways of reducing their emissions and overall impact on the environment.

The website URL where information about the themed housing is available:
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