Harvard breaks LEED record | U.S. Green Building Council
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This article was previously published in the Harvard Gazette.

Driven by the University’s ambitious, science-based climate goal, Harvard’s facilities and project planning teams have embraced Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), the green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices to reduce energy and create healthier spaces for occupants.

This fall Harvard reached a major milestone in its commitment to sustainability with its 100th LEED-certified space—the Platinum-level renovation of Esteves Hall at the Business School. Harvard now has more certified building projects than any other higher education institution in the world, according to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

To achieve LEED certification (Platinum and Gold are the two highest rankings), projects must meet a set of prerequisites and earn points in areas such as energy, alternative transportation options, indoor environmental quality, and water efficiency.

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Instructor/Consultant, Association for Energy Affordability, Inc.
Harvard is a leader in sustainability and is a roll model for all institutions of higher education. Great job!
Assistant Property Manager, Local 32BJ Thomas Shortman Training Fund
Way to go! A fine example of exemplary commitment and performance.
Managing Director, Greenterm Consulting LLC.
Congratulations, I respect Harvard's commitment to going green.

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