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Kroon Hall, new home for F&ES, will be Yale's greenest (named for Rick Kroon '64)

On May 3 and 4, 2007, Gus Speth ‘64, dean of the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, oversaw the ground-breaking ceremonies for the school's new home. See a The 50,000-square-foot building, made possible by the generous support of leadership donor Richard E. Kroon ‘64, will be Yale's most green building, a symbol of the School's ideals and values. The building will be climate-neutral, producing as much energy as it consumes. It will minimize pollution, use waste as a resource, and incorporate natural lighting and ventilation. Building materials will be recycled and recyclable, sustainably harvested and manufactured, and nontoxic.

Currently F&ES occupies eight buildings along Prospect and Sachem streets. The new building will provide a central location on Science Hill located near Sage Hall, the School's administrative building. The current schedule calls for the building to be completed by the time of the 45th reunion of our Class, which will also mark the end of Gus' second term as Dean. The facility will hold classrooms, a library, and faculty and administrative offices, as well as the Carl ‘51 and Emily Knobloch Environmental Center.