Campus Sustainability Tour

Participate in a self-guided tour to engage in the Sustainable Achievements of Purdue University. Use the ‘Sustainability Built-In’ map as your guide or The Purdue Arboretum Explorer to discover campuses plants, environmental stewardship on campus, historic landmarks, and other landscape features which symbolize the history and traditions of Purdue.

LEED – New Construction

What is LEED® - Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a set of rating systems for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of green buildings, homes and neighborhoods.

 Marriot Hall

Gatewood/Mechanical Engineering – LEED Gold

Marriott Hall – LEED Gold

France Cordova Recreational Sports – In Process

Herrick Laboratories – In Process

Center for Student Excellence – In Process

Third Street Suites – In Process


LEED-EB (LEED – Existing Buildings: O+M) - A rating system released in Oct. 2004 for Existing Buildings; this program is geared towards rewarding buildings for ongoing green maintenance and facilities practices.

 Dauch Alumni Center

Jerry S. Rawls Hall – In Process

Dauch Alumni Center – In Process

 

 

 


Green Globes

What is Green Globes ® - Green Globes for New Construction (Green Globes-NC) uses two stages for assessment and certification. The preliminary assessment occurs after concept design when construction documents are available, while the final assessment occurs after construction. Users can evaluate their systems based on the amount of applicable points in seven categories.

 Bindley Bioscience Center

Bindley Expansion – In Process

Drug Discovery Building – In Process

Health & Human Services – In Process

 

 


Green Roof

Why add a Green Roof - Green roofs serve several purposes for a building, such as absorbing rainwater, providing insulation, creating a habitat for wildlife, and helping to lower urban air temperatures and mitigate the heat island effect.

 Green Roof

Schleman Hall of Student Services

Hampton Hall of Civil Engineering

 

 


Pervious Pavement

What is Pervious Pavement - is a special type of concrete with a high porosity used for concrete flatwork applications that allows water from precipitation and other sources to pass directly through, thereby reducing the runoff from a site and allowing groundwater recharge.

 Porous Pavement

Black Cultural Center

Ross-Ade Stadium Lot

Armory Parking Lot

Horticulture


Bioswales

How do Bioswales help - Bioswales are landscape elements designed to remove silt and pollution from surface runoff water. They consist of a swaled drainage course with gently sloped sides (less than six percent) and filled with vegetation, compost and/or riprap.

 Bioswale

Pao Hall of Arts

Armory Parking Lot

Third Street Suites

Harrison Street Curbsides

Harrison Pond