Clemson aims to achieve at least a LEED Silver rating for all newly constructed buildings and large renovations. The LEED® green building certification program is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of green buildings. It contains prerequisites and credits in five categories: sustainable site planning, improving energy efficiency, conserving materials and resources, embracing indoor environmental quality and safeguarding water.
The University has a number of projects that aim to meet varying degrees of LEED certification. Below are brief descriptions of each, along with links to more in-depth information regarding specific projects.