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The EcoDorm at Warren Wilson College houses 36 students who are interested in environmental responsibility and want to live with like-minded students. The co-ed dormitory is one of a series of four dorms surrounding a common lawn. Warren Wilson College is an independent, accredited, four-year liberal arts college in rural North Carolina. The school's mission statement includes a dedication to environmental responsibility, and environmental literacy plays a significant role in the curriculum. Read the full 12-page case study.

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1 The EcoDorm recently received posted by Michael Wentz on 07/02/2009 at 06:12 am

The EcoDorm recently received LEED-EB 2.0 Platinum certification, which has been added to the case study.


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