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LEED

LEED

American University uses the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC)  Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system for all new construction projects to reduce the environmental impact of campus buildings. The LEED rating system is an internationally recognized standard for green building design and operations. LEED buildings are evaluated using a scorecard to measure energy efficiency, water efficiency, site selection, and indoor environmental quality.


AU adopted a Green Building Policy which outlines the university’s commitment to a minimum of LEED Gold certification for all new construction projects and to manage all campus building to LEED Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance standards.

LEED certified buildings: