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