University of Vermont

Capital Planning and Management

Green Building Brochure

Patrick Gym


Over the last decade, the University of Vermont has invested in constructing new, welcoming, high-performance facilities, and in renovating existing facilities using innovative technologies and high standards. In 2005 the University adopted a green building policy stating that all new construction and major renovation projects must be formally commissioned (quality and performance check), and must adhere to the guidelines of the U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environment (LEED) rating systems. These guidelines address use of energy, water, materials, and land use, as well as indoor air quality and more. In 2006 the University appointed a green building coordinator, and 2007 the policy was upgraded to require achieving a minimum level of LEED Silver equivalent. Since the University’s green building policy took effect, eleven major construction and renovation projects have attained LEED certification: four received Silver, six Gold, and one Platinum.

Click on the link below to view an informational brochure about Green Building at UVM.

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