The U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC’s) LEED in Motion: Venues report examines venues’ capacity for certification under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program, highlighting some of the more successful examples.
In spring 2016, an interdisciplinary academic building opened at the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Boston. Previously called General Academic Building 1, University Hall was designed to earn Silver under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.
Sustainable, high-performance building continues to be the desired model for design, construction, and operations in both the public and private sector. Initially, the movement was a response to the 2005 Energy Policy Act.