Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability

The Bullitt Center

In April of 2013, CEJS moved in to The Bullitt Center (BC), billed as the world’s “greenest commercial building.” The BC was built to meet the Living Building Challenge (LBC), the most rigorous sustainability-related performance standard in the world.    

Read more about this fascinating building at the above links. And, CEJS provides tours to the SU community. Contact to schedule a tour. 

Here, we’d like to share a few interesting tidbits about the building and what it’s like to office here. 

  • Great windows, light, and equity: building designers wanted natural light to reach all work stations. Not only does this save energy, but was framed as an equity issue – everyone (not just the highest paid) in the building has an office with great windows.  
  • Beautiful stairs: if you want tenants to cut down on elevator (and energy) use, build a grand staircase featuring the building’s best possible views; the BC has certainly succeeded in this regard. Plus, using the stairs is good for our health!
  • The BC won’t be the greenest commercial building in the world for long. At least that's the hope. The building’s performance is being monitored, the research disseminated, and future buildings will learn a great deal from this prototype.
  • Finally, the composting toilets don’t smell bad at all. Visit us and give them a try!

     (Photo credit: Ben Benschneider)

Upcoming Events

OCTOBER 29, 2016:

Nicamigos Halloween Costume Party - CANCELLED

NOVEMBER 1, 2016

CEJS Fall Brown Bag Lunch - Faculty Fellows Research Presentation  

DECEMBER 1, 2016 

Fair Trade Fair - Support fair gift giving! Open to SU affiliates and the community

CEJS Highlights

Call for Fellowship Applications 

CEJS is proud to support the scholarship of faculty and students engaged in EJS endeavors every year. Fellowships focus on sustainability in all fields and all SU students and faculty are eligible to apply. Learn more about fellowships

The applications for 2017-2018 fellowships are now available here

Applications are due by January 9th, 2017.