Kellogg House, artist's rendering

The nearly 220-year-old Kellogg House—soon to be the shared home of the Center for Environmental Studies and the Zilkha Center for Environmental Initiatives—will undergo a “green” renovation and expansion. And in February the campus learned that the college is pursuing the extraordinary designation of “Living Building,” a status attained by only a handful of projects and never before attempted with a historical renovation. Among other things, Living Buildings aim for net-zero use of both energy and water. Learn more at

Image credit: Artist rendering of Kellogg House courtesy of Black River Design.