Green Construction and Buildings

Natural History Museum of Utah

The University of Utah strives to provide a sustainable built environment for its students, employees, and visitors. All new building construction that costs more than $2.5 million is required to achieve Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED), as well as perform 40% better than code energy performance.  The State of Utah mandates energy efficiency in all state-owned buildings.

Aside from using resources efficiently, the University uses buildings as an educational tool for students, faculty, and staff in a continued effort to recognize the campus as a living laboratory for sustainability in action.

 

Completed LEED Projects on Campus

 

Projects on Campus in Progress

A number of recently constructed and newly started projects at the University of Utah
are on track to be LEED-certified:

 

 
Last Updated: 3/21/14