May 17, 2011 — 90 Smith Street, a 43,000-square-foot former Catholic elementary school now housing several HSPH administrative offices, received top honors in the Green Building Project category at Harvard’s Green Carpet Awards. The building was designed with many sustainable features, including 100% LED lighting, recycling and composting stations located on every floor, and showers for bike commuters. Completed in February 2011, 90 Smith Street is designed to be in compliance with the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) commercial interior guidelines. A 28% reduction in energy use is projected for the building.
HSPH’s sustainability efforts were also highlighted recently in the Harvard Gazette. Danny Beaudoin, manager of operations, energy, and utilities, was featured for his work reducing energy consumption—and utility costs— at the School.