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Sustainable Planning

Design Standards for Renovations

Bowdoin College has had a long standing commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship; concentrating on issues such as waste reduction, recycling, environmentally preferable purchasing, and energy conservation.
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LEED Certification for New Buildings

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is the authoritative standard for green design developed by the U.S. Green Building Council in 2000. Learn More »

Environmental Management System

Modeled after the international ISO 14000 standard, this program will allow us to not only better manage our many and complex regulatory compliance issues, but provide a management tool to help develop, track, and implement in-house environmental programs that benefit both the College and the community at large. Learn More »


The Bowdoin Grounds division within the Office of Facilities Management maintains 205 acres of campus grounds, consisting of approximately 40 acres of athletic fields, 35 acres of lawns and gardens, and many acres of mixed deciduous and coniferous forests, including the hiking trails in the Bowdoin Pines.  Learn More >>


Please contact the following individuals with questions regarding Bowdoin's sustainable buidlings and grounds.

Don Borkowski, Director of Capital Projects
Ted Stam, Director of Facilities Operations and Maintenance