Since 2007, the College has completed four major construction projects that meet the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards. Common practices include installing variable irrigation systems; low-flow shower heads, lavatories and sinks, and dual-flush toilets; and controls for lighting, heating and cooling; the use of non-toxic paints, adhesives and sealants; carpeting that meets the requirements of Green Label Plus carpeting; the presence of recycling containers throughout the building; the use of efficient, front-loading washing machines; the incorporation of building materials that come from recycled sources or are harvested regionally; and a geothermal heating and cooling system.
Brockman Commons has geothermal heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems, and the first solar powered trash compactor on campus. The residential housing complex is certified LEED Silver.
The Campus Center is certified LEED Silver.
Norton Center for the Arts
The Norton Center for the Arts qualifies for the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for an existing structure.
In the spring of 2012 the energy management system at Olin Hall was updated. Also a 23-year-old chiller was replaced by a new system with turbocor compressors that are 20-30% more energy efficient.
Pearl Hall is Kentucky’s first LEED Gold-awarded building and has the highest LEED rating for any residential facility in the state.
Stone Guest Cottage
In the spring of 2013, high efficiency furnaces and air conditioner systems are were installed at the Stone Guest Cottage.
Young Hall is certified LEED Gold.
Future building projects
In 2009, Centre’s facilities management department began using the SchoolDude software system to track utilities used by each building and each utility meter. This system allows Centre to readily identify the most and least energy-efficient buildings. From this information, future plans can be developed to improve or replace inefficient buildings.