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Live in the new Sustainability House during the upcoming academic year

Beginning fall semester, Case Western Reserve University will offer a new living space that will operate as an intentional living community dedicated to sustainability. Sustainability House—as it is being referred to—is open to upperclassmen and select sophomore students.

The Office of Residence Life will make exceptions for accepted students to leave their on-campus fall housing commitments.

Up to 10 students will be selected based on their online applications.

The cohort of students will work together to:

  • Establish the culture of the house through green lifestyle commitments;
  • Identify and propose upgrades to make the residence more sustainable (i.e. energy, water efficient, etc.); and
  • Keep data on sustainability metrics.

Those accepted will be enthusiastic about their own green lifestyle, appreciate working with a team and enjoy action research.

The house, Wade Manor, is located at the corner of Wade Park Ave. and E. 115th Ave. The house has five to six bedrooms (expected to all be doubles), three-and-a-half bathrooms and large common spaces, including a living room, sun porch, dining room and full kitchen. Meal plans will be required pursuant to existing policies for on-campus housing. The house will be considered on-campus, upper-class housing and will be priced as such.

The deadline to apply is Friday, May 5. Brief in-person or phone interviews may be needed. Decisions will be made and students will be notified by May 19.

Apply online.

Email the Office for Sustainability at with questions.