The Sustainability House At Barrett has a vibrant living and learning community within the Barrett residential college on the ASU Tempe Campus. SHAB is one of the most comprehensive living and learning communities in the nation devoted to sustainable living concepts. ASU’s commitment to Sustainability with the first School of Sustainability in the country was expanded with the development of the $130 million LEED-certified Barrett College campus that features the Sustainability House at Barrett (SHAB), a student driven living and learning community of two connected residence halls that were designed to accommodate 203 students from a variety of disciplines. Barrett students assisted in the design process and developed a student organization (SHAB) in this community as well. The Sustainability House at Barrett features a Gray water reuse system; energy and water use monitoring capabilities; experimental green roof; roof top solar panels; an organic garden; cost saving dual flush toilets; individual thermostat control; public display of resource use in Barrett College and other ASU facilities.
Students from all four years who select to live in SHAB also belong to the SHAB student organization committed to organizing activities, retreats and events that support sustainability initiatives on campus and in the larger local, national and global communities. Members do not have to live in the residential community (although it is certainly encouraged!) to become an active member of the organization.
If you are interested in learning more about SHAB, visit their webpage.