Sustainable Clark

  • Lasry Center for Bioscience receives LEED Gold certification

LEED Certification

Clark University has obtained Gold LEED certification for the Lasry Center for Bioscience building and Silver LEED certification for Blackstone Hall.

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building certification is an independent rating system for green buildings developed by the U.S. Green Building Council. Buildings are assessed on a set of environmental sustainability criteria. Buildings that achieve LEED certification are awarded Certified, Silver, Gold, or Platinum certification depending on the number of credits earned. LEED buildings are assessed in six performance areas:

  • Sustainable sites (e.g. reducing stormwater run-off, and using trees to create shade)
  • Water efficiency (e.g. innovative ways to reduce water use)
  • Energy (e.g. using renewable energy and optimizing energy efficiency)
  • Materials and resources (e.g. using certified wood and recycled materials)
  • Indoor environmental quality (e.g. using low emitting materials)
  • Innovation (innovation in design)