Oberlin College and Conservatory

Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies

Photo Courtesy of Oberlin College

This solar-powered building has earned national acclaim as a showcase for green building technologies and operating systems. Photovoltaic panels on the center's roof and parking pavilion capture renewable energy from the sun and south-facing windows allow for passive solar heating. Indoors, a specially engineered wetland called the Living Machine purifies non-potable wastewater for reuse in toilets and the landscape. Flows of energy and cycling of materials are monitored and displayed by a sophisticated system (150+ sensors) that gives real-time feedback, teaching about sustainability in the built environment. 

122 Elm Street, Oberlin, OH 44074

Upcoming Events

Women walking with parai frame drums

Screening of a documentary film by Oberlin Alum Zoe Sherinian '84. Film Synopsis: The Sakthi Folk Cultural Centre, in Tamil Nadu, India, led by two...

5/27 2pm
Economics Department Open House

An open house hosted by the Economics Department faculty.

6/4 12:30pm
Environmental Studies Program Open House

An open house hosted by the Environmental Studies Program faculty.

6/4 4pm

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Eric Pecherkiewicz, campus nutritionist

Eric Pecherkiewicz posted a photo 3/11/2013

this is just a sampling of the fare at the American Meat reception this is just a sampling of the fare at the American Meat reception