LEED Certification and Green Building Initiatives
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is one of the most popular green building certification programs in the world. Developed by the non-profit U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), it includes a set of rating systems for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of green buildings, homes, and neighborhoods that aims to help building owners and operators be environmentally responsible and use resources efficiently.
LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, and is a certification for buildings given out by the US Green Building Council (USGBC).
The Virginia Tech Climate Action Commitment states that all new buildings and major renovations on campus should seek a LEED Silver rating or higher.
To date, Virginia Tech has 16 LEED certified buildings.