Sustainable Building and Design

Yale’s 300-year-old campus is home to a growing collection of innovative green buildings. All comprehensive new construction and renovation project designs are required to meet the LEED Gold certification level. For details on the University’s sustainability related building standards and guidelines, Yale’s Sustainable Design Requirements were adopted in 2010, and the Sustainability Supplement to the Framework for Campus Planning was developed in 2013.
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 the Environment, which is certified LEED Platinum.
By building green, Yale provides healthier environments in which to work and learn. We advance the science of sustainability through innovative building practices and technologies, and provide up-close case studies for students of sustainable systems and architecture. 
Use the menu below to find out more about Yale’s LEED certified building projects and their sustainable attributes.