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Pitzer College president’s house receives green certification

Pitzer College recently completed a major renovation of its president’s house and the project has received LEED Certification from the US Green Building Council. The home, which is located at 739 Harvard Ave., is the first single-family residence in Claremont to receive this environmental honor.

Environmental features of the home include high-efficiency heating and cooling systems, use of recycled materials, low-VOC paints and carpeting, and water-saving irrigation and plumbing systems. Historic sections of the Dutch Colonial Revival-style home were restored, while non-historic additions at the rear of the residence were demolished and expanded. The home’s landscaping was also extensively updated and a small pool was removed.

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