Buildings and Construction
Sustainable Building and Design at Yale: An Overview
Yale’s 300 year-old campus is home to a quickly growing collection of innovative green buildings and laboratories. Since the completion of the Class of 1954 Chemistry Research Building, Yale’s first LEED-certified structure, the University has mandated that all comprehensive new construction and renovation project designs must meet LEED “Gold” status or higher. For details on the University's sustainability related building standards and guidelines adopted in 2010, read through Yale's Design Standards document.
LEED PLATINUM-CERTIFIED Buildings AT Yale
LEED GOLD-CERTIFIED Buildings AT Yale
LEED GOLD-CERTIFIED LABORATORIES AT Yale
LEED SILVER-CERTIFIED Buildings AT Yale
Pioneering projects include the Chemistry Research Building, the first lab in the world to achieve LEED standards, and Kroon Hall, the technologically advanced ultra-efficient home of the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (F&ES), which was built to LEED Platinum standards.
By building green, Yale provides healthier environments in which to work and learn, it advances the science of sustainability by encouraging and developing building practices and technologies, and it provides up-close case studies for students of sustainable systems and architecture.
As its campus has developed as a center of environmental progress and innovation, Yale has embraced and advanced its leadership role the in the field of sustainable construction. The Yale School of Architecture boasts a world-renowned environmental design program and also offers a joint program in architecture and environmental management with F&ES.