New LEED building certifications show IU’s continued dedication to green construction
Two building projects on the Indiana University Bloomington campus recently received the globally recognized U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED certification: the Health Sciences Building earned LEED gold, and the renovation of the IU Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology earned it LEED silver.
IU has had a long-term commitment to developing and renovating buildings to LEED standards, with IU’s first LEED certification achieved in 2009 for the IUB Research and Teaching Preserve.
The university has a total of 35 certified projects that conserve resources and support public health and the environment across Indiana, spanning from Evansville to South Bend, with additional projects currently undergoing the certification process.
Designing, constructing and renovating buildings to LEED certification standards reduces greenhouse gas emissions and energy use, conserves water, reduces waste sent to landfills and provides better indoor environmental quality.
IU’s commitment to LEED standards also is an important strategy of the comprehensive work of the IU Climate Action Planning Committee to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in service of our campus and statewide communities.
Learn more about IU’s LEED projects at the Capital Planning and Facilities LEED projects page.