Green Buildings

BU uses the US Green Building Council’s LEED Certification System (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) to incorporate sustainable design and practices in all aspects of construction projects, whether renovations or new buildings—transportation, site selection, water efficiency, energy efficiency, waste reduction, materials and resources, and indoor environmental quality.

All new projects are designed to meet LEED Gold standards and Architecture 2030 standards for energy use intensity by building type. Read the Climate Action Plan Working Group report on new buildings.

So, how are we doing? Check out the ratings our work has earned and learn more about specific buildings.


Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center

Supercomputing Center in Holyoke, Mass., developed in collaboration with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, MIT, Harvard, Northeastern, and the University of Massachusetts


122 Bay State Road

85 St. Mary’s Street

87 St. Mary’s Street

Alan & Sherry Leventhal Center

Fenway Campus Center & Student Residence

Dahod Family Alumni Center at The Castle

Engineering Product Innovation Center

Rajen Kilachand Center for Integrated Life Sciences & Engineering

Medical Student Residence

Myles Standish Hall

School of Law

School of Theology Community Center

WBUR CitySpace

Yawkey Center for Student Services


College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College Makechnie Study Center

Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre and the College of Fine Arts Production Center

Riverway House


670 Albany Street


910 Commonwealth Avenue

College of Fine Arts

Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground

Center for Computing & Data Sciences

The Children’s Center