About Redlands

Green Buildings

Redlands builds green

Lewis Hall

Our commitment to sustainability is evident in our new construction.

Our Center for the Arts and Theatre Arts buildings offer about 42,000 square feet of new space for our arts and theater arts programs, giving the fine arts a consolidated home. The state-of-the-art spaces also demonstrate our commitment to reducing our environmental impact.

The center, like other recently constructed buildings including Lewis HallĀ —a one-story, earth-sheltered, 14,484- square-foot “green” high-performance building—and all future campus construction, meet the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building standards.

Some of the environmental performance indicators considered in LEED standards include erosion and sedimentation control, storm water management, water-efficient landscaping, storage and collection of recyclables, and recycled content.


The Sustainable University of Redlands Farm (SURF) is a natural farm in its beginning stages, but already grows and sells fresh vegetables to Bon Appetit, the food management company on campus.

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