LEED Buildings

Pacific Lutheran University is currently in the process of remodeling and reconstructing multiple buildings throughout campus. The goal: for each building to obtain a LEED Rating of Gold. LEED, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is an internationally recognized certification system designed to determine whether or not buildings are considered green or sustainable. Put forth by the U.S. Green Building Council, LEED uses strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics including energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts. The ratings are broken down into Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum on a multiple point scale. Within the rating system, buildings and institutions are graded on sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy & atmosphere, materials & resources, indoor environmental quality and innovation & design process. For more information on LEED certification and ratings, please visit the USGBC website.

Anderson University Center building
Anderson University Center

Anderson University Center

Project ID: 10067692
Site Name: PLU University Center
Type: Renovation
Date: May 5th 2008
Certificate Level: LEED Silver

Following the completion of the 2006-2007 academic year, the Anderson University Center underwent construction renovations. Home to campus’ Dining Services, Auxiliary Services, Campus Concierge, Residential Life, Cafeteria and multiple other departments, the AUC building took strides to becoming USGBC LEED Certified. On May 5, 2008, the AUC earned LEED Silver ratings, becoming the third building on campus to LEED ranked by the USGBC.

Karen Hille Phillips Center
Karen Hille Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Eastvold Hall Renovation Phase II

Project ID: 1000020483
Site Name: Eastvold Hall Renovation Phase II
Type: Construction
Date:
Certificate Level: In Progress

Karen Hille Phillips Center Studio Theatre

Project ID: 10003096
Site Name: Philips Center Studio Theater
Type: Renovation
Date:
Certificate Level: Platinum

Neeb building
Martin J. Neeb Center

Martin J. Neeb Center

Project ID: 10003673
Site Name: KPLU
Type: New Construction
Date: November 18, 2009
Certificate Level:  LEED Gold

The Neeb Center is currently home to the campus’ Office of Development, as well as the KPLU radio station 88.5. In addition, students can find that the building is designed to meet multiple communication and broadcasting needs. In 2009, the Neeb Center was awarded a Gold LEED rating by the USGBC shortly after construction.

Morken building
Morken Center for Learning and Technology

Morken Center for Learning and Technology

The Morken Building or the Morken Center for Learning and Technology is home to the School of Business and to the Division of Natural Sciences’ Department of Computer Science and Computer Engineering, Department of Mathematics, and Tacoma/South Puget Sound MESA Program. On July 31, 2006, the Morken Building was given a Gold rating by the USGBC, joining only the Neeb Center to be given a Gold building rating here on campus.