Sustainability

At Bradley, we are looking for ways to B green — to reduce our impact on the environment, while also being good financial stewards. Our current efforts to B green include the construction of green buildings, initiatives to be more energy efficient, conversion of publications from paper to electronic, a comprehensive recycling program and several initiatives within our dining services area. We are continually looking for new and innovative ways to B green.

LEED Certified Buildings

  • Westlake Hall was certified LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold.
  • Bradley’s Hayden-Clark Alumni Center was certified LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver.

Fast Facts

  • Bradley recycled 134 tons of material in 2017. The average quarterly recycling tonnage for 2017 was 34 tons. If you have recycling suggestions or observations please send them to sustainability@bradley.edu.
  • Bradley has deployed and continues to add HalseyTaylor water dispensers that filter the water and also count container refills. The latest additions are in the Cullom-Davis Library and Bradley Hall. There are now 59 units producing more than 1.8 million refills to date.
  • The University recycles yard waste which amounts to approximately 68 tons of landscape waste and is turned into compost annually. For 2011 that amount increased to 83 tons! Again this year, yard waste will be processed into compost and mulch.
  • The Hayden-Clark Alumni Center has been awarded a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver certification and Westlake Hall has received LEED Gold certification, the first Bradley buildings to receive these designations.
  • The Alumni Quad has a section (Lydia’s Grove) that provides a sustainability feature in the form of a storm water infiltration garden. The area expands upon an existing basin and abstracts the sinuous form of a riparian corridor moving across the plains—this area adjacent to the bridge in the alumni quad, services to collect and treat the storm water runoff generated within the project area.