Our campus is constantly growing and updating to meet the needs of our community. This often leads to the construction of new buildings or large renovation projects to make campus space more functional.
We aim to make eco-friendly design and building choices in campus construction projects, and employ energy saving systems in university buildings.
LEED-Certification Design Standards
The U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system is a framework for executing green building design and solutions to make buildings more energy-efficient, produce less waste, and provide a healthier indoor environment for its occupants. Northwestern will target LEED gold certification for all new construction and major renovations.
LEED-certified projects on our campus include:
- Wieboldt Hall
- Richard and Barbara Silverman Hall for Molecular Therapeutics & Diagnostics
- Searle Hall
- Harris Hall
- Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center
- Rogers House
- Bienen School of Music
- Visitor’s Center
- Athletic/Recreation Complex
- Parking Garage