Anthony Hall Window Replacement and LEED-EB Certification

Note: This project was discontinued in 2010 at the request of the TGIF Coordinator. $7,000 was returned to the TGIF general fund.

Project Leads: Bradley Froehle, Alberto Ortega Hinojosa, Nancy Nam

Sponsor: Graduate Assembly, Environmental Sustainability Committee

TGIF Grant: $10,000

Project Theme: Energy Conservation & Efficiency

Project Location

2008 Application Submission

Project Description: This project meant to Improve the energy efficiency of Anthony Hall, home to the Graduate Assembly, by replacing the existing single-paned windows with new energy efficient double-paned windows. The project team also planned to undertake the replacement of small building fixtures in order to begin the process of achieving LEED-EB certification for Anthony Hall.

Goals: Aim to reduce electric, steam, and water usage within Anthony Hall through small scale retrofits. Aim to reduce Anthony Hall's heating and lighting utility bills. Replacing single-paned windows with double-paned windows will reduce heating usage by 40%. Low flush toilets will save 1.9 gallons per flush. Aim to receive LEED EB certification and serve as a green building model for both the UC Berkeley campus and other university graduate assemblies.

2008-2009 Accomplishments
Although the initial proposal for Anthony Hall was to begin the process of certification, the project team has come to realize that a number of the originally indicated items are already up to best-practice standards and as such should be able to fulfill the entire LEED certification process. The GA is aiming to finish the final requirements of certification and start the LEED performance period by the end of the Fall 2009 semester. Some of the improvements to be made in Anthony Hall include instituting a compost program, introducing task lighting, and upgrading to programmable thermostats.

Mission Statement

The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) provides funding for projects that reduce UC Berkeley's negative impact on the environment and make UC Berkeley more sustainable. TGIF will allocate funds to projects that promote sustainable modes of transportation, increase energy and water efficiency, restore habitat, promote environmental and food justice, and reduce the amount of waste created by UC Berkeley. Portions of the fund also support education and behavior change initiatives, student aid (via return to aid), and internships. TGIF is supported by student fees and administered through a student-majority committee and a program coordinator.