When Hillier Architecture conducted a study to explore how colleges and universities deal with space crunches, the Princeton, N.J.-based firm exploded a few well-loved myths in the process. Among them: American schools are indiscriminate and inefficient energy users.
FUNCTION: Sports and rec center featuring interactive art exhibits and displays of athletics history at Haverford College, a 1,140-student school.
When it comes to finding individual ways to save energy-and consequently, money-Florida State University takes a leadership role. The Tallahassee campus's 50 top fuel-consuming buildings have been treated to $8 million worth of energy-smart upgrades in their lighting, HVAC systems, and windows.