The Gaige Technology and Business Innovation Building was dedicated on November 3, 2011. This video showcases the building and the ribbon-cutting ceremony. The classroom and laboratory building was named in honor of the college's late dean and CEO Emeritus Frederick H. Gaige, and is home to the college's Business; Engineering; Information Sciences and Technology; and Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management programs. It is the largest academic facility at Penn State Berks and was awarded the prestigious LEED gold level certification as a "green" facility.
With this project, Penn State faculty and students will determine if there is a way for consumers with a commitment to sustainability to economically drive an electric vehicle without contributing to the generation of greenhouse gasses. With its electricity use offset by the solar array’s energy output, the Nissan Leaf will provide an excellent opportunity for students and faculty to conduct research on sustainable technologies and showcase the practical benefits of clean energy.
Penn State Berks advanced its recycling efforts in 2014 by teaming up with PepsiCo Recycling to bring added recycling incentives, including a PepsiCo Dream Machine kiosk, to campus. As part of the collaboration, Penn State Berks is competing in PepsiCo’s 2014-15 college recycling challenge, which pits participating colleges and universities against one another in a competition that tracks recycling progress online at PepsiCoRecycling.com