Current Initiatives - Buildings
- Sussman Village Apartments - The Sussman Village Apartments was built to replace Scribner Village, and features
geothermal heating/cooling. Skidmore also used on-site stone for retaining walls and
other landscaping features, and recycled material for some walkways. The area around
the buildings utilizes xeriscaping principles to provide drainage and provide sustainable
- Arthur Zankel Music Center: The Arthur Zankel Music Center opened its doors to the community in February 2010.
As Skidmore's newest building, the Music Center features a variety of sustainable
features including: geothermal heating and cooling, energy efficient lighting and
windows, low-flow water fixtures, increased insulation for sound and efficiency and
- Murray-Aikins Dining Hall: Renovated in 2006, the dining hall uses a geothermal system that provides the building's
heating and cooling needs. The building also features energy efficient lighting and
windows, low-flow water fixtures and a trayless dining program.
- Northwoods Village Apartments: Built on a former "brown" site, the Northwoods Village Apartments are another geothermal project on Skidmore's campus. The apartments replaced former off-campus student housing, which reduces campus car use, adding to the energy savings. Skidmore also used sustainably harvested wood for trim and recycled material for the roofs, doors and steel frames. The design also focused on day lighting, and the use of low -emitting materials in paints, carpets and adhesives. All lighting fixtures in the complex use high-efficiency compact fluorescent light bulbs.