As of January 1, 2020, Pratt Institute, in collaboration with AVI Fresh, has banned all single-use plastic water bottles from the Brooklyn campus. The administration worked with students to discontinue the sale of plastic bottles and increase the quantity of filling stations across campus. The initiative was started by Pratt Envirolutions, the Institute’s sustainability club, […]
Announcing the givetake, a new art supply recycling initiative at Pratt Institute, coordinated with facilities to provide students with free art supplies that would otherwise be discarded. givetake’s on campus “free store” will be opening Fall 2016. Follow the givetake on facebook and instagram, and visit the website at commons.pratt.edu/givetake.
In a terrific example of how investments in green technology and energy efficient pay multiple dividends, approximately 40 KW of High Intensity Discharge lighting was replaced by 20 KW of fluorescent lighting in Pratt’s gymnasium. Not only was the quality of light improved for Pratt’s athletic department, facilities and operations staff also generated energy savings, […]
As a Mayoral Challenge Partner School, Pratt is committed to reduce greenhouse gases by 30% over the next ten years. For this purpose, an extensive electrical control system has been implemented to reduce peak electric loads by nearly 1 megawatt, reducing costs, demands and greenhouse gases.
The completed renovation project on Pratt’s South Walk was designed with permeable surfaces for water retention, reduction of asphalt and lightly colored surfaces for heat island reduction, addition of native plants and grasses for microclimate enhancement, and the addition of trees for shading and CO2 sequestration.
Pratt Security Department currently uses hybrid cars (Honda Civic) and fully electric vehicles for patrolling the campus, and for use in buildings and ground operations. By reducing energy use and greenhouse glasses on campus, Pratt is working to lead by example and achieve 30% of reduction in greenhouse glasses by 2017, in line with our […]
Permeable Pavers from Pratt CSDS on Vimeo. Pratt’s Green News segments highlight sustainability initiatives on campus. Stories include facilities work on campus as well as environmental conscious projects lead by students and faculty members.
On November 6, 2012, Pratt’s student-run environmental group, Envirolutions, officially launched its initiative to increase recycling on campus. The group has been working with facilities for the past year to design and implement a new system of recycling bins that are strategically placed around campus. Pratt’s current recycling system relies on off-site post sorting. The bins […]
Designed by the New York City architecture firm WASA/Studio A, Myrtle Hall meets the United States Green Building Council standards for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification based on its eco-features that include exterior sun shades; a green roof that absorbs rainwater, reflects heat, and sequesters greenhouse gasses; and solar photo-voltaic panels […]
The Living Lab 1702 project began in Spring 2009 as an interdisciplinary studio course focused on various aspects of sustainability. The goal was to challenge the students’ understanding of sustainable design in order to allow them to articulate a progressive vision for a new approach to dorm life. One year later, in August 2010, these […]