Gallery: OBERLIN COLLEGE: Setting a Sustainable Example in Ohio


Just north of I-80, between Toledo and Cleveland, is an unexpected educational facility that is setting a shining example of sustainable building for ecological and human health. Completed in 2000, the Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies is an ongoing green build experiment, as its energy performance is studied and adjusted as green technologies continue to evolve. We wouldn’t expect less from Inhabitat favorite William McDonough + Partners, but were surprised to find that this particular PV-powered experiment was taking place in Ohio. It just goes to show that you don’t have to live in sunny California in order to efficiently harvest solar power.

Read the rest of this entry »


or your inhabitat account below


  1. nm8387 July 31, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    I facilitate a blog/forum which features essays from students on the front lines of making college dining more sustainable. The essay published today was written by a girl from Franklin and Marshall and addresses recycling and sustainable initiatives on college campuses. Others have addressed bringing organic, local, and/or fair trade options to dining halls. Check it out at

  2. daniellekristim July 3, 2008 at 11:50 pm

    What about College of the Atlantic?

    They are carbon-net zero.

    They also have some amazing sustainable residence halls going up.

get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
Federated Media Publishing - Home