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What is Green Building?

Vanderbilt has been building facilities with sustainable and green features for some time because it ensures environmentally-responsible and efficient buildings that will last for years. For example, the Student Life Center, Featheringill Hall, and Buttrick Hall each have “green” features such as atria and water-conserving bathroom fixtures.

What is LEED Certification?

The U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Green Building Rating System is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high- performance green buildings. Organizations must apply for the certification, which is recognized as proof that a building is environmentally responsible, profitable and a healthy place to live and work.  Vanderbilt University has a total of 14 LEED-Certified projects.

Certified: Chef James Bistro, Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks

Silver: Crawford House, Sutherland House, Gillette House, Benson Hall, Library Archives

Gold: The Commons Center, Stambaugh House, Hank Ingram House, Murray House, Central Library , The Commons Center 3rd Floor Build-Out, VANTAGE Lab