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.