Existing Buildings

Suffolk University owns or maintains thirteen buildings in Downtown Boston. We have taken a number of steps to reduce energy consumption in its owned and operated buildings, including the installation of:

  • Energy management systems
  • Vending miser devices on vending machines 
  • Energy efficient lighting 
  • Occupancy sensors to turn off lights during periods of non-occupancy 
  • Variable speed drives to prevent equipment from running when it is not needed 
  • High efficiency HVAC equipment.
  • Hand dryers in restrooms
  • And the removal of 100% of incandescent bulbs

We have also taken measures to reduce water consumption, including:

  • Low-flow showerheads in residence halls
  • Low-flow faucet aerators throughout campus 
  • Low-flow or dual-flush toilets throughout much of campus.

Green Building Practices

Suffolk University is committed to achieving a minimum of Silver-LEED certification for new building projects. LEED represents the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design green building rating system administered by the U.S. Green Building Council.

  • 10 West Residence Hall: Gold-LEED certification for renovating a building into a residence hall.
  • Modern Theatre: Silver-LEED for new construction of theatre and residence hall. Features the restoration of a historic facade.