Green Buildings

The Institute for the Built Environment

Colorado State hosts The Institute for the Built Environment (IBE), founded in 1994. IBE is a multidisciplinary research institute that fosters stewardship and sustainability of the built and natural environments through interdisciplinary educational forums. The institute brings together faculty, students and professionals from the related fields of architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, engineering, construction management, real estate development, facilities management, and many other disciplines to solve problems through applied research, outreach education, and service.

LEED buildings on campus

LEED — Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design — is an internationally recognized rating system for design, construction, and operation of high-performing, sustainable buildings. There are four levels of certification under the LEED system: Certified, Silver, Gold, and Platinum.

  1. Transit Center:
    Achieved LEED Gold in 2007. First LEED Gold building on campus.
  2. Human Performance Clinical Research Laboratory:
    Achieved LEED Gold in 2010.
  3. Rockwell Hall West:
    Achieved LEED Gold in 2010.
  4. Behavioral Sciences Building:
    Achieved LEED Gold in 2011.
  5. Recreation Center Expansion:
    Achieved LEED Gold in 2011.
  6. Research Innovation Center:
    Achieved LEED Gold in 2011.
  7. Indoor Practice Facility:
    Achieved LEED Gold in 2011.
  8. Athletics Academic and Training Center:
    Achieved LEED Gold in 2010.
  9. Academic Village’s Aspen Hall:
    Achieved LEED Gold in 2010. CSU’s first LEED Gold residence hall.
  10. Lake Street Parking Garage:
    Achieved LEED Gold in 2012.
  11. Forest Service Building:
    Achieved LEED Certified in 2012.
  12. Morgan Library Addition:
    Achieved LEED Silver in 2013.
  13. Scott Bioengineering Building:
    Achieved LEED Gold in 2013.
  14. Pavilion at Laurel Village:
    Achieved LEED Platinum in 2015. The first LEED Platinum building at CSU.
  15. Alpine Hall at Laurel Village:
    Achieved LEED Gold in 2015.
  16. Pinon Hall at Laurel Village:
    Achieved LEED Gold in 2015.
  17. Powerhouse at the Powerhouse Energy Campus
    Achieved LEED Platinum in 2015.
  18. Avenir Museum Expansion
    Achieved LEED Silver in 2015.
  19. Cottonwood Hall at Aggie Village:
    Achieved LEED Gold in 2016
  20. Lodgepole Hall at Aggie Village:
    Achieved LEED Gold in 2016
  21. Walnut Hall at Aggie Village:
    Achieved LEED Gold in 2016
  22. Lory Student Center Revitalization:
    Achieved LEED Silver in 2016

LEED for Commercial Interiors

  1. Guggenheim Hall Rennovation:
    Achieved LEED for Commercial Interiors Silver in 2005. First classrooms on any university campus to achieve LEED CI certification.
  2. Lory Student Center Theatre Renovation:
    Achieved LEED for Commercial Interiors Gold in 2012.
  3. Durrell Center:
    Achieved LEED for Commercial Interiors Gold in 2014.

LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance (EBOM)

  1. Summit Hall:
    Achieved LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance Gold in 2014. The first LEED EBOM certification for CSU.

Green Globes

  1. Gregory Allicar Museum of Art addition at the University Center for the Arts:
    Achieved Green Globes – Sustainable Interiors (One Green Globe) in 2016:

Renovations for energy efficiency

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