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Old Graham lives on

All the clay tile roofing used for the new Graham, including for the cool roof portions of the building, either came from the original Graham building (that was demolished to make room for the new residence hall) or was salvaged from other locations. No new clay roof tile was manufactured specifically for this project.

Reuse of Materials at Graham Hall




Reuse of salvaged materials is more sustainable than recycling because it diverts materials from the waste stream with little or no processing of these materials. Reuse generally requires fewer resources, less energy, and less labor than recycling.

For more information about recycling, composting, and waste at SCU as well as for information on creative ways to reuse old products, visit the Recycling FAQ page on the Office of Sustainability website.

Read more about Site and Materials Conservation in Graham Hall.