Sustainable Technology Program

Bucknell Center for Sustainability & the Environment

Green roof and view of Academic East

Bucknell's Sustainable Technology Program builds on the University's advances in sustainable technology through research, programs and projects.

Using the campus as a living-learning laboratory, the Sustainable Technology Program brings a collaborative, hands-on approach to a variety of topics, including:

  • Climate variability and change
  • Renewable energy (solar, wind, geothermal, hydro, biomass and more)
  • Climate change mitigation
  • Permaculture
  • Eco-landscaping

Living Greenhouse

Living greenhouse

Built by an interdisciplinary team of undergraduates, professors and Bucknell staff, the geodesic dome is a laboratory for sustainability research.

The 13-foot-high domed structure stands out for more than its unique look. All water and energy consumed by the building is collected and generated onsite, without the use of combustion. 

The drivers of the greenhouse project hope it will not only provide an example of what is possible in sustainable design and construction, but will also offer opportunities for students to interact with those technologies through research and technology projects.

LEED Certification

Living wall inside a LEED certified building

At Bucknell, sustainable technology is more than a dream. Students see it in action in the classrooms, residence halls and other campus buildings that have been recognized by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building certification program.

See our LEED-certified buildings

Bucknell Center for Sustainability & the Environment


Administrative Offices

Olin Science Building, 4th Floor

BCSE Field Station

835 Fraternity Road