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The Commons Center

Gold Certified; Year Achieved: 2008

Vanderbilt’s application for and achievement of LEED certification was a partnership between the university’s administration and its students. The building saves an estimated 900,000 gallons of potable per year and saves 28% of the energy used by similar buildings. At the Commons Center site, 95% of demolition and construction waste was recycled, reused and diverted from the land fill.