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8 greenest dorms in the world

By: chief on April 26, 2012, 3:46 p.m.
A view of the Bastyr University dorms

Photo: Lara Swimmer Photography/Bastyr University

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Go big green

Just about every facet of architecture these days is done with sustainability in mind, from single-family homes to corporate office buildings. College architecture is no exception, and many colleges around the world are building some of the greenest and most sustainable buildings out there, creating beautiful, eco-friendly places for students to call home while living on campus. While there are plenty of amazing green buildings on college campuses around the globe, we’ve highlighted some of the standouts here. These dormitories (listed in no particular order) are some of the greenest in the world, and thanks to great design, they look pretty great as well. (This article originally appeared on, and is reprinted here with permission.)