Campus Sustainability Tour

This page allows you to 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 plants, environmental stewardship, historic landmarks, and other campus 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 A. Cordova Recreational Sports Center – LEED Gold

Krach Leadership Center – LEED Gold

Third Street Suites – LEED Gold

Herrick Laboratories – 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 - 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 Park


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.


Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts

Armory Parking Lot

Third Street Suites

Harrison Street Curbsides

Harrison Pond