What is LEED®?
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a voluntary, consensus-based national rating system for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings. Developed by the US Green Building Council, USGBC, LEED addresses all building types, emphasizes state-of-the-art strategies and promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials and resources selection, and indoor environmental quality. LEED is a practical rating tool for green building design and construction that provides immediate and measurable results for building owners and occupants.
LEED is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high-performance green buildings. LEED gives building owners and operators the tools they need to have an immediate and measurable impact on their buildings' performance.
LEED Certified Buildings
In February 2007, WPI's Board of Trustees passed a resolution that all new buildings be designed to meet LEED certification. The following buildings are LEED certified on the WPI campus:
- Bartlett Center, 2006, LEED Certified
- East Hall, 2008, LEED Gold Certified
- Recreation Center, 2012, LEED Gold Certified
- Faraday Hall, 2013, LEED Silver Certified
- Foisie Innovation Studio / Messenger Hall, 2018, LEED Gold Certified