Inside the depths of the Dewey House renovation

3 Jan

Have you ever wondered what the attic of Dewey House looks like? I hadn’t either, but nevertheless this past summer, I found out.

Gary Hartwell is a Project Manager here at Smith specializing in energy conservation projects and one August afternoon he invited me along to Dewey House to check in on the renovations taking place there. Crews diligently buzzed around the structure, which was built in 1825 and used by Smith since 1875. The work that began over the summer finished up this fall and included a slew of improvements: mechanical and electrical upgrades, re-carpeting, new windows, and foam insulation, to name a few. The slideshow below illustrates some of these modernizations and hopefully offers a glimpse into the busy world going on right behind the walls that surround you.

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Increasing building efficiency is just one step Smith is taking towards lowering our carbon footprint, thus achieving our goals outlined in the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC).

Read more about the renovation of Dewey from this article written by Eric Weld on Grécort Gate back in July and stay tuned for more sustainability highlights!

Sarah Loomis, Administrative Assistant, CEEDS

One Response to “Inside the depths of the Dewey House renovation”

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