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New solar panels on Salem State University's library.

Campus Highlights

  • 5 rooftop solar arrays
  • 5 LEED certified buildings
  • 1 parking garage with Parksmart Award
  • 1 geothermal energy system at the library

Renewable and Alternative Energy

Five rooftop solar arrays have produced over 1.7 million kWh and avoided the production of over 1,200 tons of GHG emissions. A geothermal system at the Berry Library reduces heating and cooling energy demand.

  • Atlantic Hall: 2014, 68 KW DC. View real-time data.
  • Berry Library: 2019, 178 KW DC
  • Gassett Fitness Center: 2019,102 KW DC
  • Marsh Hall: 2019, 107 KW DC
  • O’Keefe Center: 2012, 151 KW DC

Green Buildings

As part of Salem State’s commitment to reduce its environmental footprint, we search for opportunities to improve the energy and water efficiency of our built environment. We strive to achieve the LEED Gold standard or better for new construction and, where possible, LEED Silver for renovations. Our five LEED-certified buildings illustrate this U.S. Green Building Council standard’s focus on sustainable, energy-efficient design. We also work to upgrade the energy efficiency of our buildings through projects that yield substantial environmental and financial savings.

Sustainable Buildings

Additional Sustainable Buildings

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