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Green Building Features: Harwood Renovation

Harwood Court Residence Hall was renovated in three phases (Summer 2008, 2009, 2010) to include a variety of upgrades and features, many of which reduced the facility's environmental impact.

Project Features


  • Complete retrofit of the buildings' light fixtures to more efficient fluorescent T8, CFL, and other high-efficiency bulbs
  • Occupancy sensors throughout the facilities to control use of lighting
  • Installation of ceiling fans in every residence room
  • Installation of ultra-efficient, dual-pane windows
  • New real-time electricity and gas meters


  • High-efficiency plumbing fixtures (toilets, showers, faucets)
  • Building-level water metering

Monitoring and Education

  • COMING SOON: a real-time resource monitoring system from Lucid Design Systems