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Our LEED Buildings
Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED)
Stony Brook University is home to a variety of U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) rated buildings, which are buildings that are constructed and operated in accordance with USGBC sustainability and energy efficiency standards. LEED provides a rating system for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. LEED rated buildings are unique and incorporate systems that serve to reduce energy and water consumption, improve indoor air quality, reduce waste and utilize sustainable building materials. Through the incorporation of sustainable and energy efficiency measures, LEED rated buildings strive to consume less energy and have a lower carbon footprint when compared to other buildings of similar size.
LEED Rating System
The LEED rating system is comprised of groups of requirements that must be met in order for a building to satisfy green building requirements and achieve LEED certification. The requirement groups are unique to the needs of the University and location, and the rating system is flexible to be applied to a variety of building types, including healthcare facilities, residence halls and academic buildings. In each of the LEED credit categories, buildings must satisfy prerequisites and earn points, and the number of points earned determines its level of LEED certification. The different levels of LEED certification include: Certified, Silver, Gold & Platinum.
US Green Building Council
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings.