Dedication of Yale University’s Kroon Hall
CENTERBROOK, Conn. -- Kroon Hall, the new home for Yale’s School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, was dedicated on May 7. Kroon incorporates a broad range of sustainable initiatives and sets new standards for green buildings in the United States. It is expected to use 50 percent less energy than its peers. Kroon replaces an obsolete power plant and forms two new courtyards, introducing Yale’s collegiate urban fabric to the formerly unkempt Science Hill.
“Yale’s most sustainable building to date reflects the school’s mission and the intellectual passion of its faculty and students,” said Yale University President Richard C. Levin. “It is an extraordinary design and we hope its energy-saving concepts will be emulated widely and inspire others to advance green buildings even further.”
Centerbrook, as Executive Architect, collaborated on Kroon Hall with Hopkins Architects of London.