LEED Certification

Title Abstract Publication Date
Mount Holyoke College Unified Science Center, South Hadley, Massachusetts Describes this new higher education science facility that obtained LEED certification partly by using 26% locally-produced building materials and sorting, documenting, and recyling 50% of its... 10/31/2005
New Home for Georgia Tech's Business School is Green Georgia Tech will save money and faculty and students will breathe easier in Georgia Tech's new Management building – only the second building in Georgia to be certified as a Leadership in... 09/18/2003
New Jersey Schools LEED the Way. New Jersey is taking the lead regarding the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) of new school projects, which may provide a blueprint for other states for the development of LEED-... 06/30/2003
New Mexico School District Puts Building Requirements On A LEED Silver Platter The Albuquerque school district now requires that each new school achieve a minimum certification of LEED Silver. The executive director of school capital describes why. 05/31/2011
New Sidwell Middle School a Living Component to D.C. Campus. Profiles design, construction, and operational features of the new Sidwell Friends School that earned it the highest (platinum) LEED certification, and offers features useful to the educational... 10/26/2006
News on Green Design and Energy Conservation from the University at Buffalo. Reports on the University at Buffalo's efforts in sustainability, which has resulted in one LEED-certified building, another building that has applied for certification, a set of high... 12/31/2004
North Dakota High School Champions Education, Environment Over Aesthetics. Profiles Turtle Mountain Community High School, a Chippewa Indian reservation facility that maintains a very low profile, blank design into which the occupants intend to incorporate the tribe's... 10/31/2007
One with the Environment. As energy costs rise and resources dwindle, schools and universities can benefit greatly by taking an environmentally sensitive approach to construction, renovation and maintenance of facilities.... 12/31/2004
Pathway to Sustainable Schools. Describes the process by which Colorado's Poudre School District created a prototype sustainable elementary school. PSD developed sustainable design guidelines to ensure all new construction... 12/31/2002
Pavillon Lassonde, Ecole Polytechnique, Universite de Montreal. Describes the named project, which houses the Departments of Electrial Engineering, Computer Engineering and Computer Studies. The building is LEED certified. Includes plans and elevations. 11/30/2003
Paying for Itself. Discusses the LEED-EBOM program, which assists with obtaining LEED certification for existing buildings through improvements in systems and operations. The article outlines where energy savings and... 06/30/2009
Pfeiffer Architects Helps Washington State University Renovate Its Student Union Building and Pursue LEED Accreditation Profiles a new student union featuring spaces for student organizations, student government offices, a variety of dining/food service offerings, more than 50,000 square feet of bookstore facilities,... 03/06/2008
Planning Green. Discusses the slight construction cost increase for a LEED-certified building. These costs are typically quickly recovered in lower operation and maintenance costs. The roles of construction manager... 09/30/2010
Platinum Power. Describes Boston's Artists for Humanity EpiCenter, detailing the abundant features which earned it a LEED Platinum rating, including natural ventilation, daylighting, and an extensive... 12/31/2005
Progress Report on Sustainability. Reviews the latest developments in LEED certification, analyzes trends and public-policy issues related to sustainable buildings, and presents the results of a survey of educational facility... 10/31/2004
Rating Energy Efficiency and Sustainability in Laboratories. Provides guidance on how to use the Labs21 benchmarking tool in the pursuit of LEED Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance (LEED-EB) certification. Three procedural options are detailed. 07/31/2008
Reaching Critical Mass: Green Schools Groundswell. Describes the rapid growth of the LEED certification program. In addition to USGBC's 70 chapters, other grassroots interest and advocacy by parents, administration, school boards and students... 12/31/2007
Regional and Rapidly Renewable Materials. Describes the use of building materials that are renewable in ten years or less, as well as those which are obtained within 500 miles of the building site. The application of these materials to LEED... 11/30/2009
Relationship Between Green School Design and Student Achievement, Attendance, and Student Behaviors Literature is replete with the harmful effects of poorly maintained facilities on building occupants. District officials are charged with constructing schools of quality while also serving as... 03/31/2009
Roadmap to a Green Campus. Advises on using the LEED green building certification program as a framework for developing and evolving campus-wide sustainability plans that include green building construction and operation, as... 12/31/2009
Rolling Out LEED-EBOM Across the Campus Describes efforts underway to save time and money for campus facilities managers who want to certify multiple buildings for LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance (LEED-EBOM). 08/31/2011
Rx for Platinum. Profiles the Oregon Health and Science University Center for Health and Healing. The high performance facility outperforms the Oregon energy code by 60 percent, and features 100 percent capture and... 12/31/2008
S is for Sustainability. Profiles Toronto's Thomas L. Wells Public School, including budget increases for green alternatives that would eventually pay for themselves, daylighting techniques, and a unique ventilation... 10/31/2006
Schools Reference Guide, First Edition 2007. This regularly updated guide offers advice and information on using the LEED for Schools Green Building Rating System for K-12 school projects. The reference guide provides crucial information for... 12/31/2006
Smart and Lean Machine. Describes the new School of Nursing and Student Community Center at the University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston. The project was conceived with a LEED Gold rating in mind, with extensive... 12/31/2004