Many sustainability features are incorporated into the building's design, including an energy recovery system that captures heat or cold exhausted from laboratories and HVAC system that reduces exhaust from unoccupied laboratories; occupancy and motion sensors in many rooms; and a green roof on the west side of the building, which helps with regulating building temperature, reducing maintenance and replacement of roof systems, and retaining more stormwater than a typical roof. The green roof also provides beautification and improves air quality.
Featured in the main lobby is the Pamela Mann Quilt, handcrafted by Pamela Mann, an interior design alumnus from the Davis College's class of '89. The quilt was designed to commemorate the opening and dedication of the new building. The quilt features representations of the various disciplines within the Davis college, including Land Management, Horitculture, and Landscape Architecture. Other finishing touches throughout the building include custom hardwood furniture from Gat Creek, a local West Virginia manufacturer.