Sustainability in Design and Construction

Sustainability in Design and Construction

Building a Greener Campus

Northeastern University strives to build to the highest quality standards by incorporating sustainability standards as a foundation of design and providing healthy and inviting spaces to learn, experience, and enjoy. In 2006, Northeastern adopted a LEED certification requirement for all new construction or major renovation projects (50,000 sf or more).  The University has since upgraded our standards requiring all new buildings to meet LEED Gold standard.  The recently completed Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex (ISEC) is certified LEED Gold achieving energy savings of 78% over a typical lab building and includes a triple glazed curtain wall, a “solar veil”, to significantly reduce heat gain.

Sustainability Accomplishments on Campus

Sustainability Standards and Design Guidelines

Sustainability Quick Links

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GHG, Energy, and Water Management

GHG, Energy, and Water Management

Northeastern University is on track to meet our pledged goal for 80% reduction in carbon emissions from 2005 levels by 2050 on a gross square foot basis of operationally-controlled buildings and transportation.

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Energy Management

Energy Management

Northeastern has been a leader in reducing energy use in our buildings through broad energy efficiency investments and active monitoring.

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Design & Construction

Design & Construction

Supporting the planning and development of capital project requests and is responsible for the delivery of projects ranging from minor renovations to major new construction.

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