LEED at Stevens

Stevens Institute of Technology has two complexes that have received LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

The University Center Complex earned LEED Gold certification in 2022. Read this article to learn more.

The Gateway Academic Center earned LEED Gold certification in 2020. Read this article to learn more.

According to the USGBC, LEED is the world's most widely used green building rating system. LEED certification provides a framework for healthy, highly efficient, and cost-saving green buildings, which offer environmental, social and governance benefits. LEED certification is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement, and it is backed by an entire industry of committed organizations and individuals paving the way for market transformation.

There are nearly 200,000 LEED projects across 186 countries and territories. LEED-certified buildings are critical to addressing climate change and meeting ESG goals, enhancing resilience, and supporting more equitable communities. LEED is a holistic system that doesn’t simply focus on one building element, such as energy, water or health. Instead, it looks at the big picture, factoring in all critical elements that work together to create the best building possible. The goal of LEED is to create better buildings that:

  • Reduce contribution to global climate change

  • Enhance individual human health

  • Protect and restore water resources

  • Protect and enhance biodiversity and ecosystem services

  • Promote sustainable and regenerative material cycles

  • Enhance community quality of life

Learn more about USGBC's LEED rating system.