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Sustainability

The School of Continuing Studies' LEED Gold® certified campus exemplifies the convergence of leading green building practices and strategic forethought. The facilities are designed for long-term energy efficiency and positioned to take advantage of Washington, D.C.'s public transportation system. 

Green Building Features

Working with STUDIOS Architecture, Georgetown designed facilities to create a sustainable learning, teaching and working environment for students, faculty and staff. 640 Massachusetts Ave NW is recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council as a LEED Gold certified campus.

Sustainable Materials

Georgetown integrated safe and sustainable building materials and measures into the design and construction of the campus.

  • Recycled and regionally extracted materials used for construction and furniture
  • Greenguard Certified furniture (Low Volatile Organic Compound)
  • 75% of construction waste diverted from landfill

Energy Efficiency

The School’s campus is designed for long-term energy efficiency, with sustainable processes and initiatives built into the building’s operations.

  • Efficient cooling system and ventilation
  • Power saving LED and fluorescent lighting
  • Use of glass to provide natural lighting wherever possible
  • ENERGY STAR appliances and equipment
  • Water efficient plumbing fixtures
  • Separate metering of utilities for accountability in energy and water consumption
  • Refillable water stations
  • Paper, glass and plastic recycling program
  • Sustainable housekeeping program

Public Transportation

With a perfect Transit Score of 100, the School is located in one of the most accessible areas of Washington, D.C., with easy access to public transportation within blocks of campus.

  • All six Metro Rail lines
  • Metro Bus stops
  • Capital Bikeshare docking stations
  • D.C. Circulator bus stops
  • Union Station rail and bus services
  • Secure bike racks

Campus Sustainability Tours

SCS offers monthly tours of the sustainable campus at 640 Massachusetts Ave NW. To register for a tour, please contact Andrew Glass at ajg68@georgetown.edu.

The LEED Gold® Certification trademark is owned by the U.S. Green Building Council and is used with permission.

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