LEED Buildings

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.

LEED 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’ Hospitality Services & Campus Restaurants, 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.

LEED Karen Hille Phillips building
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
Certificate Level: In Progress

Karen Hille Phillips Center Studio Theatre

Project ID: 10003096
Site Name: Philips Center Studio Theater
Type: Renovation
Date: July 15th, 2013
Certificate Level: LEED Platinum

LEED Neeb building
Martin J. Neeb Center

Martin J. Neeb Center

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

The Neeb Center is currently home to the Office of Advancement, Marketing and Communications, as well as student media studies. 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.

LEED 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, 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.