LEED Certified Buildings

The Nicholas School's world-class facilities include three LEED certified buildings as part of our ongoing commitment to green building design.

Environment Hall

Environment Hall Hero

Duke Environment Hall, the 70,000-square-foot home of Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment, opened on April 10, 2014. The five-story glass-and-concrete building, located on Circuit Drive on Duke’s West Campus, incorporates start-of-the-art green features and technologies inside and out. It has been designed to meet or exceed the criteria for LEED Green Building platinum certification, the highest level of sustainability.
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Orrin Pilkey Research Laboratory

Marine Lab General Photo - Pilkey Center

The Orrin Pilkey Research Laboratory is the first new research space to be added to the Marine Laboratory campus of Duke University since the construction of the Bookhout Research Laboratory in the 1960s. In addition to research and office space for three faculty members, the Pilkey Lab includes a two-story ‘collisional commons’ where the Pivers Island community can meet and exchange ideas in an informal setting, a conference room, a classroom designed for courses that use molecular techniques, plus office space for graduate students, research staff and visiting faculty.
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Marguerite Kent Repass Ocean Conservation Center

Marine Lab General Photo - Repass Center

The 5,600-square-foot Marguerite Kent Repass Ocean Conservation Center at the Duke University Marine Lab in Beaufort, N.C., was dedicated in November 2006. It uses geothermal pumps for heating and cooling, solar panels for hot water, and photovoltaic rooftop panels to convert sunlight into electricity. Local building materials, such as yellow southern pine and Atlantic white cedar, and recycled wood are used throughout the structure.
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