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In a first for Harvard University, the HBS Class of 1959 Chapel has achieved LEED gold certification for significant reductions in energy and water usage. In fact, the chapel is the first university building in the world to achieve gold status under the existing buildings rating system.

The two-year process toward certification resulted in the chapel cutting energy consumption 49 percent by installing new climate controls, upgrading to more efficient lighting, and insulating basement pipes. New fixtures reduced water consumption by 45 percent.

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