The Living Greenhouse, located near the Bucknell Farm, functions as a teaching and research tool for the integration of sustainable and renewable energy technologies such as wind, solar photovoltaic and solar thermal with sustainable design strategies like rainwater collection, sustainable food production and composting. The Living Building Challenge, one of the most rigorous standards in green building design and construction, has served as a set of guiding principles for the design of the building and site.
Past RES projects also include:
- The installation of several solar arrays, which now serve as a power source for buildings on campus.
- The installation of a solar thermal unit at the Bucknell West residence complex.
- The installation of a 900-watt wind turbine near the Bucknell Center for Sustainability & the Environment.