More Western Mass LBC buildings - Hampshire opens the Kern Center

On April 29, 2016 Hampshire College celebrated the opening of the Kern Center -their own Living Building Challenge building, which will house Admissions and Financial as well as classroom space and a coffee bar.  Like the Class of 1966 Environmental Center at Williams College, the Kern Center must successfully complete a performance year before it becomes a certified LBC building.

Western Massachusetts now has four buildings that are LBC or attempting to become certified LBC projects:  Smith College’s Bechtel Center, the Hitchcock Center in Amherst, the Class of 1966 Environmental Center, and now Hampshire’s Kern Center.

For more info, check out WAMC’s story “Hampshire College Building Seeks Highest Sustainability Standard”