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Phillips Brooks House Weatherization

On May 2, 2010 more than 50 Harvard students took a break from studying for finals and picked up caulk guns to help improve the energy efficiency of the Phillips Brooks House in Harvard Yard.

Students and faculty push for the elimination of flame retardants in dorm furniture.

LEED Rating System: LEED-CI

LEED Rating: SILVER

Date Completed: August, 2005

LEED Rating System: LEED-CI

LEED Rating: GOLD

Date Completed: December, 2010

Going into Harvard, I knew I wanted to join a sustainability group. A lot of environmental advocacy is decoding bureaucracy (what else is new) and negotiating with an apathetic administration. The Harvard Resource Efficiency Program (REP) is a model...