Our Committment

Penn President Amy Gutmann introduces Climate Action Plan 2.0, which serves as Penn’s blueprint for environmental excellence.

Green Fund Projects

The Greening of the Castle Fraternity


Implementation of building energy retrofits for the Castle. The brothers of the Castle will also host a series of educational events about sustainability and their Green Fund project to educate their chapter, the Greek community, and the wider campus community.

Following an energy audit completed by the Energy Coordinating Agency, the project team identified the best areas for improvement at the Castle. Over the summer and winter of 2010, the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs oversaw the implementation of steam system improvements, chimney dampers, weather-stripping windows, and lighting sensors. The brothers of the Castle also hosted an informational event to raise awareness of the Green Fund and announce the opening of the third round of applications. Energy consumption is being compared to previous years to identify cost savings.

Project Leader: 
Lambros Theofanidis, C’12
Project Sponsor: 
Beth Schnitman-Malm, Associate Director Chapter House Administration and Finance, Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs


The Morris Arboretum’s Horticulture Center is Penn’s first LEED Platinum building.