UMass Amherst has a variety of green buildings on campus including those certified in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), a green building rating system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). In 2010, the university created the Green Building Guidelines, which provide a framework for approaching new construction and major renovation projects on campus. The guidelines, developed and updated by students, faculty, and staff, encourage active conversations between designers, stakeholders, and building users. It requires that all new design and major renovations be certified LEED Silver plus. Other buildings not pursuing LEED certification worth noting is Crotty Hall, designed to be Zero Net Energy (ZNEB).
Visit the Green Campus Resources and LEED Buildings pages of the UMass Amherst Campus Planning website or the Green Building Information Gateway (GBIG) view of all UMass LEED projects.