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Green Building Features: Norton-Clark III Renovation

A new dual-flush toilet in Norton Hall.

Norton-Clark III Residence Hall was renovated in Summer 2009 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
  • Reduced air conditioning in public and activity spaces
  • More efficient and individualized control over residence room heating


  • High-efficiency plumbing fixtures
  • Dual-flush toilets, a first on campus
  • Drought-resistant, native landscaping throughout the grounds
  • Subterranean drainage systems filtering water back into the natural aquifer
  • High-efficiency irrigation equipment


  • High diversion rate for construction waste


  • New and additional bike racks
  • A completely new Green Bikes Shop with updated features and storage and greater visibility