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Through strategic planning for the future, HBS sustains its unique environment.

From the beginning, the learning experience at HBS has been shaped by the residential character of the School. The campus has been designed to help students interact freely, learn from one another, and meet with faculty. To ensure and enhance the sense of community, HBS has created a campus-planning process together with a model of stewardship that consistently guides development, even as new innovations are introduced and the external environment changes. Today, the School incorporates overall environmental sustainability into its decision making. The HBS sustainability initiative has generated substantial change and cost savings by concentrating on four critical areas: energy conservation, waste reduction, best practices, and behavioral change.

Baker Library Reading Room

“Important elements of our strategy and competitive advantage are based on location, so a robust campus-planning process is essential to our future. The most recent plan features functional elements that fulfill our responsibility. This plan creates a new 'heart' for the campus, describes a formal entrance, gives us flexibility by utilizing underground space, and addresses our near- and mid-term needs. Ultimately, it will help us articulate our relationship to the University and to the Allston neighborhood.”

Professor Peter Tufano

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