Eden Hall Campus Timeline & Updates
Chatham's Eden Hall Campus is currently under construction and slated for Phase 1 completion during the fall of 2013. Check back for recent updates and more good news as we get closer to the realization of our next-generation sustainable campus.
Images from our Eden Hall Campus unveiling event on October 10, 2013 and the announcement of the Falk Foundation's gift of $15 million to Chatham to support the campus and the Falk School of Sustainability & Environment:
Recent images from the construction:
Eden Hall Campus construction has, as of now, met or exceeded all planned measurable sustainability metrics. The architectural firm reports that the campus's buildings are on track to meet platinum LEED certification and reflect a 70% reduction in energy use as compared to similar traditional construction.
Construction updates of note:
- The Field Lab is under roof and sided. The Dairy Barn has been moved onto new foundations and has been resided/insulated. Work continues on the interior buildings and the hook up to the campus infrastructure.
- Geothermal wells are drilled and ready for hookup to buildings.
- The outdoor amphitheater is taking shape with installation of stonework defining the seating areas. Pilings for the performance stage have been poured. The performance stage will "float" above a rain garden that is part of the storm water control system.
- Several pathways and roadway are in various stages of construction including pathway lighting.
- Refuse/recycling area is nearly complete. This area will service the entire campus through the new several phases.
The old barn was moved to a new foundation for use as the Dairy Barn Cafe. The Cafe will be used as a meeting place and library.
Video: The barn being moved to its new foundation for transformation into the Dairy Barn Cafe and Library.