Brown is committed to campus sustainability. The University's Energy and Environment Mission Statement affirms that "in order to develop sustainable and equitable patterns of local and global resource use, Brown University will minimize its energy use, reduce negative environmental impacts and promote environmental stewardship. Brown will use the opportunities created by these actions to further its educational, research and service missions."
Brown has made the following commitments in support of its Energy and Environment Mission Statement:
High Performance Design: Projects which have already achieved LEED®, or are designed and registered to achieve LEED® certification, include: Rhode Island Hall, Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center, the Medical Education building, Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, Sidney Frank Hall for Life Sciences, 315 Thayer Street, Hunter Laboratory, Miller and Metcalf Residence Halls, Metcalf Research Center and the Aquatics and Fitness Center.
Beyond the Bottle: Reducing the supply and demand of bottled water on Brown’s campus because drinking tap water is a safe, easy way to be socially and environmentally responsible.