Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification explored for historic MC campus building

Crawford House is a historic building on the Maryville College campus.

Crawford House is a historic building on the Maryville College campus.

Administrators at Maryville College have partnered with Knoxville-based Strata-G to determine the feasibility of LEED certification for one of the College's historic buildings. Crawford House, a 133-year-old farmhouse located on the MC campus, is home to the College's Mountain Challenge program. In recent years, several energy-efficient and "green" products and practices have been added at Crawford House, such as VOC-free paint, a metal roof, low-flush toilets and timed water heaters.

Strata-G project manager Janna Nash is an MC alumna and will work with Mountain Challenge staff and Environmental Studies students to determine what other improvements and changes need to be made to the house before the College can apply to the United States Green Building Council for LEED certification.

For more information contact Bruce Guillaume, director of Mountain Challenge at Crawford House, 865-981-8126. Dr. Mark O'Gorman, associate professor of political science and coordinator of environmental studies program, 865-981-8048.

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