Sustainable Efforts

Residence Halls

  • Low water use faucets, showerheads, and toilets
  • Individual control of heating for each room
  • Windows are insulated glass systems
  • R-20 insulation under the roofs
  • Light fixtures are fluorescent and CFL fixtures
  • Fan motors are high-efficiency motors
  • Buildings have new central boilers and chillers
  • High-efficiency laundry machines


  • Low flow showerheads 1.6-gallon low flow toilets
  • LED conversion to the exterior and interior lighting
  • All new appliances are Energy Star rated
  • New furnace installs are 90% efficient
  • Utilizing RP Fedder filters, increased units efficiency and reduced RIT's┬ácarbon footprint
  • Utilizing Miracle Method to refinish bathroom vanity tops, shower enclosures, and kitchen countertops which has reduced carbon footprint
  • Utilizing S&W Pro-Mar paint which has zero VOC emission
  • High-efficiency laundry machines

Global Village

  • LEED Silver Buildings
  • Computer-controlled heating and cooling system with auto-off controls when windows are opened - buildings 400, 403, 404
  • On-demand hot water - buildings 400, 403, 404
  • Sloan Ecos dual flush valves 1.28 gpf on all toilets
  • Foam-filled exterior walls for optimal insulation
  • Sensor activated lighting in laundries, common area bathrooms, and trash rooms
  • Smart Burners installed in every stove - building 405