Yale Divinity School Breaks Ground on Ambitious Living Village

Yale has begun construction on a residence hall that sets a new standard for sustainability

Yale Divinity School (YDS) has broken ground on the Living Village, a project to create the largest “living building” on any university campus. The residence hall will adhere to the strict standards of the Living Building Challenge, an international certification system for sustainable design and construction.

Expected to be completed by fall 2025, the Living Village will have a net positive environmental footprint and consist of recycled and environmentally friendly materials.

“It will set an agenda for the educational program of the school that will train students as apostles of the environment,” said YDS Dean Greg Sterling.

Read more and watch a video from the groundbreaking.

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