LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the best-known and most widely implemented program for improving building operating efficiency. Created and administered by the US Green Building Council, LEED addresses the entire building lifecycle and encourages the use of best-in-class building strategies. Specific areas of LEED focus include sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality.

When Syracuse University signed the American Colleges and Universities Presidents Climate Commitment, the University committed to meeting LEED standards for new buildings and renovations exceeding $10,000,000. Over the past several years, Campus Planning, Design, and Construction has led the University’s efforts to receive LEED certification for numerous University projects.

LEED transforms the way we think about building and community design, construction, maintenance, and operation around the globe. LEED-recognized buildings undergo third-party verification of green building features. Building projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification. You can easily learn more about LEED and several different LEED rating systems.

LEED Buildings on Campus

Syracuse Center of Excellence-Platinum in 2011
Ernie Davis Hall-Gold in 2011
Dineen Hall-Gold in 2016
Carmelo K. Anthony Center-Certified in 2012
Bowne Hall-Certified
Barnes Center at the Arch-Certified