SPOTLIGHT

Green Campus Tour

Guided maps of sustainability initiatives at Temple University

Climate Action Plan

Temple became a signatory of the Presidents Climate Commitment in 2008 and again in 2016.

Annual Report

Find out about Temple’s progress toward a more sustainable future by reviewing our Annual Report

Temple's Green Buildings

LEED Certified Buildings

Architecture Building
Temple's Architecture Building became LEED Silver certified in November 2014. This high performance building was designed with many green features, including: a 9,251sf green roof, which covers 67% of the entire roof surface; the use of water efficient fixtures, which results in a 42% reduction in water use from baseline use; and, a glass facade structure, which capitalizes on daylighting. 
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Medical Education and Research Building
Temple's Medical Education and Research Building (MERB) became the first campus building to earn LEED certification. MERB was LEED Certified in October 2013 for its 8th and 9th floor interior fit-out. Some green features include access to alternative transportation, the optimization of energy, recycling of construction waste and the use of low-emitting materials. 
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Montgomery Parking Garage
The 
Montgomery Avenue Parking Garage became LEED Silver certified in June 2015. Some green building highlights include: preferred parking to low-emitting and fuel efficient vehicles; the optimization of energy; the recycling of construction waste; and, the use of regional materials. Click to view scorecard

Morgan Hall
The Mitchell and Hilarie Morgan Hall and Dining Complex, LEED Certified in March 2016, is a key project in transforming the university into a community-engaged and pedestrian-oriented Philadelphia destination. Some green building highlights include: energy reduction measures such as the use of lighting controls and the installation of low-e and fritted glass; rainwater harvested for irrigation and flushing at public restrooms; and, the use of low-emitting materials for superior air quality.
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Science Education and Research Center
The Science Education and Research Center (SERC) became the first campus building to earn LEED Gold certification. Gold Certified in September 2015, SERC is one of the largest buildings devoted exclusively to scientific research in the Philadelphia region and contains leading-edge labs and classrooms. Some green building highlights include: water efficient landscaping, innovative wastewater technologies that result in a 57% reduction in water use from baseline, optimized energy performance that demonstrates a 25% energy cost savings from baseline, the use of recycled and regional materials in construction and enhanced daylighting features, such as the exterior louvers.
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Wachman Hall
The Wachman Hall Classroom project became the second campus building to earn LEED Gold certification. Gold Certified in May 2016, Wachman includes approximately 53,500 square feet of new interior academic spaces on the Ground Floor to 4th Floor. The renovation successfully incorporates sustainable design features such as new accessible bathrooms with plumbing fixtures that conserve water, daylighting features as well as efficient lighting and HVAC systems throughout, and use of materials that are recycled, sustainably harvested, or produced locally.
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LEED Registered Buildings

New Library
Temple University's new 210,000 square foot library, scheduled to be completed in 2018, leads the innovative Visualize Temple plan. The four-story library will include 24/7 study space, storage and display of the University's special collections, individual and group study spaces, offices for library administration, the Center for Learning and Student Success, the Writing Center, an outdoor balcony, and a food service area.

Non-certified Buildings

Pearson and McGonigle Halls
While not LEED certified, the renovation of Pearson/McGonigle Hall was designed with many green features, including: the utilization of harvested rainwater, which is stored in tanks in the building's sub-basement and used to flush toilets throughout the entire building (a 73% reduction in water use); the utilization of LED lighting; and, the use of materials with recycled content.
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