Green Building Guidelines

Green Building Guidelines

The UMass Green Building Committee is pleased to announce the publication of the Green Building Guidelines.

The Green Building Guidelines outline and prioritize the strategies for sustainability that are most important to the UMass Amherst campus. The guidelines use the US Green Building Council's LEED rating system as a framework and address sustainable site development, water efficiency, materials and resource use, indoor air quality, and energy efficiency. Design teams for all new UMass Amherst buildings are using these guidelines to design a greener campus.

The guidelines were written by the Green Building Committee, a multi-disciplinary team made up of faculty, staff and students, which is chaired by Patricia O'Flaherty and Ted Mendoza. The guidelines are available to the public through the Design & Construction Management website as a PDF file. For more information, please contact Facilities and Campus Services at 413-577-4767.