This new building, located between the Park Manor residence halls on one side and Luksic Hall and the Blank Center for Entrepreneurship on the other side, provides students with a dynamic new living and learning environment in the heart of Babson’s campus.

Major sustainability features:

  • Building is 24% more efficient than a conventionally designed building
  • Nearly half of the building materials are either recycled or regionally sourced
  • Low-flow fixtures, such as faucets and shower heads, reduced water use by 38%

LEED Overview:

Sustainable Sites

  • Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
  • Site Selection
  • Development Density and Community Connectivity
  • Alternative Transportation-Bicycle Storage and Changing Room
  • Alternative Transportation: Parking Capacity
  • Site Development: Maximize Open Space
  • Stormwater Design: Quantity Control


Water Efficiency

  • Water Use Reduction: Reduce by 38%


Energy & Atmosphere

  • Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
  • Minimum Energy Performance
  • Fundamental Refrigerant Management
  • Optimize Energy Performance: Improve by 24% for Existing Building Renovations
  • Enhanced Commissioning

Materials & Resources

  • Storage and Collection of Recyclables
  • Construction Waste Management: 84% Recycled or Salvaged
  • Recycled Content: 20% of Content
  • Regional Materials: 27% of Materials 

Indoor Environmental Quality

  • Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance
  • Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
  • Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
  • Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan (During Construction)
  • Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
  • Controllability of Systems: Thermal Comfort
  • Thermal Comfort: Design 

Innovation in Design

  • Low-mercury Lighting
  • LEED Accredited Professional

Regional Priority

  • Stormwater Design-Control