Sustainable design is critically important to the University of Pennsylvania—but with a campus that dates back to 1740, that commitment presents formidable challenges. While it’s often complicated, renovating timeworn structures is an important piece of the sustainability puzzle.
Prioritizing sustainable building design allows Penn to reduce operating costs while attracting the best talent in students and faculty. Increasingly, students care about environmental issues and choose higher education institutions that reflect those values. Once they are on campus, students remain engaged, helping to drive positive environmental impacts.