Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)

What is LEED?

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design is an internationally recognized rating system used to judge the environmental performance of buildings.

The third-party certification program uses 70 criteria to measure how a project meets different environmental standards established by the Canada Green Building Council.

LEED measurements are based on five categories including sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources and indoor environmental quality.

A project must apply for LEED status. Once judged, a building may be granted a LEED status of either Certified, Silver, Gold or Platinum.

LEED at U of L

Three buildings at the University of Lethbridge hold Silver LEED status. The 1st Choice Saving Centre, the Alberta Water and Environmental Science Building and Markin Hall.

Read more about each building's environmentally friendly features here.