Compost Tea

Penn treats the campus soil, grass, and plants with compost tea -- an organic alternative to chemical fertilizers

Green Fund Projects

Williams Hall Ground Floor Classroom LED Installation

Funding for the installation of LED lighting in 12 heavily used classrooms in Williams Hall. This project is part of a long-term goal of replacing fluorescent and incandescent lighting with LED lighting in all Central Pool classrooms. LED lights will reduce both labor and replacement costs in addition to classroom energy consumption.

Project Leader: 
Don Calcagni, Assoc. Director Classroom & VPUL Facilities
Project Sponsor: 
Don Calcagni and Dennis DeTurck, Faculty Chair, Provost’s Classroom Facilities Review Committee


What we plug into the walls accounts for 37% of the energy consumed on Penn's campus.