Four U Minnesota Buildings Claim Energy Star Rating

Bringing the university total to seven, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's rating is a comparison method that indicates the buildings are 75 percent more efficient than all similar buildings.

Keene State College Building Scores LEED Platinum

The Technology, Design and Safety Center building features site orientation to take advantage of natural lighting and airflow, operational windows with sensors that use passive heating and cooling, consideration toward indoor air quality through use of materials and recycled content, waterless and low-flow fixtures, and a photovoltaic array.

Elon U Building Achieves LEED Silver

The university's newest dining hall features low-flow water fixtures and dual-flush toilets, low-irrigation landscaping, Energy Star windows, and a high attention to indoor air quality.

Northwestern U Breaks Ground on Sustainable Building

The new Kellogg School of Management building will include a building envelope designed to reduce energy consumption, LED lighting and lighting automation, triple glazed windows, a geothermal heating and cooling system, low-flow water fixtures, a 2,000-gallon rainwater cistern, permeable paving and bioswales, and a white roof to reduce solar gain.

U Richmond Building Receives LEED Silver

The newly completed residence hall houses the university's Living and Learning programs.

China Europe Int'l Business School Bldg Achieves LEED Gold

(China): The building features wastewater reuse technology, a key card system that ensures lights are turned off when students leave their dorm rooms, and community space.

Indian Institute of Tech New Campus Features Green Technology

(India): The modular-built campus is proposed to feature rainwater capture and a gray-water system and a 5-megawatt photovoltaic power plant.

Austin College Dedicates Green Building

The university's newly dedicated Inquiry, Discovery, Entrepreneurship, and Access (IDEA) Center is aiming for LEED Silver through incorporating energy efficiency, green building techniques, solar shading, natural light and a rooftop rain irrigation system for native landscaping.

Georgia Gwinnett College Building Attains LEED Silver

The university's student center features an outdoor terrace and dining area that overlook a water feature that doubles as an irrigation resource, and community spaces that use natural day light.

Joliet Junior College Buildings Achieve LEED Gold

The university's recently certified Health Professions Center features a rainwater gray water system, solar shading, ground-source heating and cooling, and lighting efficiency. The Campus Center features solar panels, ground-source heating and cooling, green roofs and accessible natural areas.

Missouri State U Building Awarded LEED Silver

The university's School of Agriculture Learning Center's sustainable features emphasize energy and water efficiency.

Butler U Building Acquires LEED Gold

The new building's features include a white roof to reflect heat, dual-pane insulated windows to reduce thermal loss, energy efficient light fixtures, low-flow restroom fixtures, a rain garden and pervious asphalt.

Illinois Central College Building Earns LEED Silver

The college's 63,000-square-foot athletic facility features lighting, water and materials usage efficiency and a green roof.

U Pennsylvania Building Earns LEED Gold

The 40,000-square-foot building's features include communal areas, roof-top gardens and green roofs as part of its storm water management system, natural daylighting, energy efficient heating, cooling and ventilating systems, and regionally-sourced materials.

Chatham U Residence Halls Built to 'Passive House' Standards

(U.S.): The new dormitories will be constructed via Passive House Institute US's Passive House standards, which uses passive solar gain for heating, and shading and window orientation for cooling.

Saint Martin's U Building Acquires LEED Platinum

(U.S.): The university's Hal and Inge Marcus School of Engineering is now housed in the LEED-Platinum building featuring a geothermal ground loop; systems and structures that are exposed, offering visitors a clear view of their operations; energy-efficient fixtures and equipment that reduce water usage by 48 percent; a roof-top solar panel system that allows students to study tracking devices, solar orientation and the production of solar energy; a rain garden; and a grid-tied photovoltaic array that produces more than 15 percent of the building’s power.

San Jacinto College Building Earns LEED Silver

(U.S.): The college's North Campus Welcome Center features attention to lighting and heating, cooling and ventilation, and locally-sourced materials.

Oakland U Celebrates LEED Platinum Building

Building features include water and energy efficiency, regionally-procured materials, site placement that works with the sun to conserve energy, outdoor areas to encourage community, charging stations for electric vehicles, and a ground-source heat pump system.

Ohio State U Opens First Public Green Roof

The university's new natural rooftop on the College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences is part of the university's arboretum learning gardens.

Southern Oregon U to Open Student Sustainability Center

The new center will serve as a community education and gathering space and will feature a residence, on-site irrigation, compost areas, greenhouses, an outdoor kitchen, public gathering spaces and solar panel arrays.

U Maryland Uses Houseplants to Aid Indoor Air Quality

Helping staff and faculty members achieve silver status for its green office program, students from the university's Institute of Applied Agriculture assist in the production of potting and maintaining plants for distribution.

Four U Utah Buildings Earn LEED Gold

Three newly constructed buildings and one remodel exceeded state and university sustainable building mandates. The Marriott Residential Scholars Community is recognized for its location, which is close to train and bus stations, and for its ability to monitor energy use by floor. The Natural History Museum of Utah features photovoltaic panels contributing nearly 9 percent of the buildings' energy, water efficient landscaping and pervious pavement in the parking lot. The Sorenson Molecular Biotechnology Building includes attention to energy use efficiency and local materials. The University Data Center features high-efficiency server equipment with outside air recirculation to aid cooling efficiency.

Syracuse U Renovation Implements Operational Sustainability

The university's Dining Services implemented a pilot trayless dining program in its Sadler Dining Center after a recent audit indicated less food waste when trays were not used. To further its efforts, diners can now choose to compost their leftovers. The facility also offers a gluten-free spot and a green roof.

U Illinois Chicago to Retrofit Science Building

An upcoming energy retrofit of the university's Science and Engineering Laboratories Complex and a supporting office building is projected to save $1.8 million annually and cut energy consumption by 30 percent.

Binghamton U Building Receives LEED Platinum

The university's Engineering and Science Building incorporates passive solar energy for heating, geothermal technology for heating and cooling, energy-efficient windows and skylights to allow for maximum use of daylight.

Elon U Building Establishes LEED Silver

The university’s 18th LEED-certified building, the Numen Lumen Pavillion features a high-performance building envelope, low-flow water fixtures, occupancy sensors, natural daylighting, and was designed to encourage the use of outdoor spaces. Ninety-eight percent of the construction waste stream was diverted from the landfill.

U Georgia Building Awarded LEED Gold

The university's historic College of Environment and Design Jackson Street building features photovoltaic panels, efficient heating and cooling, rainwater collection and grey-water system, a green cleaning program, recycling collection and public transportation.

Emory U Building Achieves LEED Gold

(U.S.): The university's 10th LEED-certified building, the residence hall features energy efficiency, transportation options, use of low volatile organic compounds in paints, furnishings and carpeting, and a gray water reclamation system.

SUNY Oswego New Laboratory Complements Environment

(U.S.): The university’s new Rice Creek Field Station is set among 400 acres and contains an herb garden, nature trails, and ponds and streams used for ecological research and public engagement. The building uses solar power, rain gardens and landscape swales, and energy-efficient heating, cooling and lighting.

U Iowa Arena Designated LEED Gold

(U.S.): The university's Carver-Hawkeye Arena addition and renovation project, in which 90 percent of the original structure was used, includes water-efficient landscaping without an irrigation system, energy efficiency and energy from biomass, and 20 percent regionally-procured and recycled materials.

Vienna University of Economics and Business Building Built Green

(Austria): Opening in October, the new 107,000 square-foot multi-building project was built with a geothermal heating and cooling system, daylight-controlled lighting system, green roofs, green spaces, and software that regulates electricity and water.

Villanova U Introduces LEED Bldgs, Water Bottle Stations + More

(U.S.): Newly implemented and/or completed this summer, the university has two new LEED Silver-certified residence halls, six new hydration stations around campus, and an ionized water cleaning system throughout the campus for floors, windows and disinfectants. The certified buildings include improvements to the lighting and heating, cooling and air conditioning equipment, low-flow bathroom fixtures, low volatile organic compounds paint and access to daylighting.

Boston U Building Achieves LEED Gold

The university’s new Center for Student Services offers a biking system and bike sharing program, vegetative roof, stormwater management, drought-tolerant landscaping, low-flow plumbing fixtures, daylighting, occupancy sensors, and green certified restaurants using 28 percent of the budget on food sourced within 250 miles.

Southern Illinois U Edwardsville Building Declared LEED Gold

The university’s new Art and Design building focused its LEED credits toward site development, water efficiency, materials and resources, energy, design and indoor air quality.

SUNY ESF Showcases New Green Building

The university’s recently opened Gateway Building, which houses a biomass-fueled combined heat and power system, contains a high efficiency building envelope that controls thermal loss and solar gain. The building hosts the university’s new sustainable energy management major and renewable energy minor.

SUNY Oswego Opens Sustainable Building

The new Richard S. Shineman Center for Science, Engineering and Innovation houses a geothermal well, LED touchscreens that monitor the building’s energy usage, foam insulation, reused flyash in concrete, low emission windows and accompanying shades, bike storage and showers, and amenities designed to encourage students to stay in the building, such as Wi-Fi, lounge areas and storage lockers.

U Utah Building Receives LEED Gold

The recently completed James L. Sorenson Molecular Biotechnology Building’s sustainable features include low volatile organic compound paints, over 20 percent regionally sourced materials, rooftop gardens and recycled concrete material, and over 90 percent of construction debris was recycled.

Northern Arizona U Renovation Earns LEED Silver

Recently completed, the Hotel and Restaurant Management building’s features include use of sustainable and recycled materials, use of natural lighting, composting and Dark Sky-compliance.

U Minnesota Morris Opens Green Residence Hall

Complementing its focus on environmental sustainability, the university’s new Green Prairie Community is a living and learning residence hall for students interested in pursuing sustainable lifestyles. The features of the new community and building include sustainability programming, community meals, onsite food gardens, wind and biomass energy systems for heating and cooling, and low-flow plumbing fixtures.

U Northern British Columbia Building Achieves LEED Platinum

Certified by the Canada Green Building Council, the recently certified Bioenergy Plant is the first platinum facility at the university. Features include a focus on sustainable site development, water efficiency, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.

Berea College Opens Green Residence Hall

The building’s features include photovoltaic panels, a geothermal heating system, high efficiency windows, low-flow plumbing and student-made furniture made with mule-harvested wood from the college’s forest. Design and construction was guided by USGBC LEED and Living Building Challenge by the International Living Future Institute.

Indiana State U Renovation Receives LEED Silver

Sustainable features of the renovated building include shower facilities for bicyclists, waste management, energy efficiency upgrades and utilization of much of the original structure.

Lafayette College Building Receives LEED Gold

The Grossman House for Global Perspectives, the college’s newest student living community, was renovated with sustainable features including reflective windows, stormwater retention tank, a greywater system, demolition recycling and an indoor bicycle storage facility.

Medical U of South Carolina Receives LEED Gold

The building’s features include occupancy sensors, lighting controls, high value insulation and reflective roof, window and building overhangs and water saving fixtures.

U Minnesota Opens New Sustainable Housing

Intentionally designed to foster community among residents, features of the new 17th Avenue Hall include regional and renewable materials, a Fresh Food Company restaurant, a greywater system, a green roof and Energy Star certified equipment.

Prescott College Housing Project Awarded LEED Platinum

(U.S.): The Village’s sustainable features include a photovoltaic array that creates a net zero energy building, high-efficiency design, LED lighting, use of recycled materials, designated parking for low emissions or carpool vehicles, native landscaping and riparian habitat restoration.

SUNY College at Old Westbury Building Earns LEED Gold

(U.S.): The first new academic facility constructed at the college since 1985, sustainable features include natural light, efficient heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, stormwater infiltration, native landscaping and a reflective roof. Approximately 43 percent of the materials were sourced regionally.

U California Merced Building Received LEED Platinum

(U.S.): The Social Sciences and Management building is the university’s 11th LEED certified building. The building adheres to the school’s Triple Net Zero Commitment, meaning that it consumes zero net energy, produces zero landfill waste, and produces zero net greenhouse gas emissions.

Stanford U Achieves LEED Platinum for Existing Building

The university’s Jerry Yang and Akiko Yamazaki Environment and Energy Building incorporates efficient water and energy performance, reduced waste and promotion of alternative transportation. This is the first LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance (LEED-EBOM) certification for the university.

Burlington County College Renovation Awarded LEED Silver

The restoration and adaptive reuse of the college's historic Culinary Arts Center includes water-saving plumbing fixtures, recycled and regionally-produced finish materials, a reflective-coated roof, water-efficient landscaping, photovoltaic solar panels, and minimal parking capacity to encourage carpooling and public transportation.