Honors College Receives LEED Gold!


Purdue's Honors College and Residences has achieved LEED Gold from the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. The Honors College and Residences addition makes it the 8th LEED building on campus joining the ranks of:

  • The Roger B. Gatewood Wing of Mechanical Engineering
  • Marriott Hall
  • France A Cordova Recreational Center
  • Third Street Suites
  • Krach Leadership Center
  • Seng-Liang Wang Hall
  • Herrick Laboratories

Purdue University is working to create healthy, energy efficient, and beautifully designed buildings, ensuring that its interior gathering places, classrooms, and research spaces are as environmentally responsible as they are functional. High-performance buildings, LEED certification, and sustainable new construction are just some of the ways Purdue is addressing its green building goals. At the LEED unveiling event, our Director Michael Gulich reaffirmed our commitment to be as sustainable as possible for the betterment of ourselves and others, "achieving LEED Gold certification provides third-party confirmation that our design and construction practices have exceeded national standards for building performance, yielding better comfort for occupants and lower operating costs. We are extremely proud to add another Gold building to our list of certified facilities. Based on energy model predictions, Honors College and Residences is expected to be at least 40 percent more energy-efficient than what Indiana energy code requires." This increased efficiency reduces the impact on the environment, while the LEED design makes these residence halls an amazing place to live and study while at Purdue!

Left to Right: Dr. Emily Allen, Honors College Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Brendan Owens, Senior Vice President USGBC. Michael Gulich, Director of Campus Master Planning and Sustainability Purdue University. Jay T. Akridge, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Diversity.

Left to Right: Dr. Emily Allen, Honors College Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Brenden Owens, Senior Vice President USGBC. Michael Gulich, Director of Campus Master Planning & Sustainability. Jay T. Akridge, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Diversity