LEED Certification and Green Building Initiatives

Henderson Hall

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 14 LEED certificed facilities. 


Henderson Hall and Theatre 101 (LEED Gold 2010)

Football Locker Room

Football Locker Room (LEED Silver 2011)


Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science II (LEED Gold 2011)

Visitor and Undergraduate Admissions Center

Visitors and Undergraduate Admissions Center (LEED Certified 2012)

Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine

Vet Med Instructional Addition (LEED Silver 2013)

Ambler Johnston Hall

Ambler Johnston Hall (LEED Gold 2013)

Lavery Hall

Lavery Hall (LEED Silver 2013)

Chiller Plant, Phase I building

Chiller Plant, Phase I (LEED Silver 2013)

Moss Arts Center

Moss Arts Center (LEED Gold 2014)

Goodwin Hall

Goodwin Hall (LEED Gold 2015)

Human and Agricultural Biosciences Building I

Human & Agricultural Biosciences Building I (LEED Gold 2015)

Indoor Athletic Training Facility

Indoor Athletic Training Facility (LEED Silver 2015)

Davidson Hall

Davidson Hall (LEED Certified 2016)

Pearson Hall

Pearson Hall (LEED Silver 2017)