LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is transforming the way we think about how our buildings and communities are designed, constructed, maintained and operated across the globe. Comprehensive and flexible, LEED is a green building tool that addresses the entire building lifecycle recognizing best-in-class building strategies.
At its core, LEED is a program that provides third-party verification of green buildings. Building projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification. Prerequisites and credits differ for each rating system, and teams choose the best fit for the project. The five main categories in which LEED buildings are assessed are:
- Sustainable sites credits encourage strategies that minimize the impact on ecosystems and water resources.
- Water efficiency credits promote smarter use water, inside and out.
- Energy & atmosphere credits promote better building energy performance.
- Materials & resources credits encourage using sustainable building materials and reducing waste.
- Indoor environmental quality credits promote better indoor air quality and access to daylight and views.
Weber State University has several LEED certified buildings on campus including:
Building Name Bld # Year Built Square Feet LEED Rating Elizabeth Hall 17 2008 94,951 Silver Hurst Center 77 2008 42,000 Silver Wildcat Village 2011 172,150 Pending Silver Davis 2