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Campus Initiatives

LEED Certified

Trinity has had several buildings be LEED certified during construction and renovation. Buildings that have been certified include: 

  • Miller Residence Hall, LEED Gold certified in 2010 
  • Calvert Residence Hall, LEED Gold certified in 2012 
  • Center for the Sciences and Innovation, Phase 2, LEED Gold certified in 2013 
  • Witt-Winn Residence Hall Renovation Project, LEED Silver certified in 2015
  • Center for the Sciences and Innovation, Phase 3, LEED Gold certified in 2017 

Water Conservation 

Trinity does their best to conserve and reuse water wherever possible. Current initiatives include using recycled water for landscape irrigation, replacing fixtures with water-efficient, low-flow plumbing fixtures and using air conditioning condensate for flushing in the Center for the Sciences and Innovation. 

Energy Efficiency

Throughout campus, initiatives and improvements have been put in place to increase energy efficiency. Trinity participates in CPS Energy's Automated Demand Response program to both conserve energy and reduce demand during peak usage times. Energy recovery wheels reduce the need for cooling, humidification and heating energy in the Center for Sciences and Innovation, and efficiency features are built into the Central Plant Consolidation combining multiple thermal utility plants on campus. Additionally, building submetering takes place to assess effectiveness and monitor energy consumption and insulating glass, high-efficiency lighting and lighting and thermal control sensors have been added in buildings across campus. 

Recycling Program

Trinity University manages a source-separated recycling program for mixed paper, bottles and cans (plastic and metal), and corrugated cardboard for most campus facilities. Recycling information may be found in this folder (available only to those logged in with their Trinity accounts). Questions and concerns about the program should be directed to sustainability [at]