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Apr 6,2011

The recently renovated and expanded Music Building of the School of Arts and Sciences has become the first LEED Gold building on the Penn campus. Originally designed to meet the requirements of...Read more »

Apr 6,2011

Joe's Café, a new eatery located on the ground floor of the Wharton School's Steinberg-Dietrich Hall, has been awarded with LEED Gold certification for Commercial Interiors for its sustainable...Read more »

Jan 20,2011

oe’s Café, a new eatery located on the ground floor of the Wharton School’s Steinberg Hall - Dietrich Hall is the quintessential example of the University’s green efforts: a campus venue built to...Read more »

Nov 30,2010

The University of Pennsylvania’s Board of Trustees recently approved the design for Shoemaker Green, an $8 million open space project off 33rd Street between Franklin Field and the Palestra that...Read more »

Nov 30,2010

Penn's Morris Arboretum recently dedicated its new $11.4 million Horticulture Center at Bloomfield Farm on October 5, 2010. The Horticulture Center Complex is the first new building to be...Read more »

Sep 23,2010

An ongoing pilot at two campus locations is currently being analyzed to determine sustainable lawn care methods for Penn’s green spaces. Turf in front of the Franklin Building and Harrison College...Read more »

Jul 26,2010

A University of Pennsylvania project designed to turn a set of aging tennis courts into an urban park called Shoemaker Green has been selected as a pilot for the nation’s first rating system for...Read more »

Jun 1,2010

Members of the Penn Environmental Group, Penn Garden Club, and Urban Nutrition Initiative met at Rodin College House in February to break ground on the site of the new Penn Garden. The project,...Read more »

Apr 15,2010

The recently renovated Music Building has been recognized for a 2010 Preservation Achievement Award by the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia. The windows, brick, and other historic...Read more »

Apr 15,2010

Woodland Walk, the pathway linking Spruce and 38th Streets in front of the Quad, has recently been renovated, with final landscaping features coming this spring. The traditional Penn brick and...Read more »

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