LEED Certification

The Marksbury Building
Dedicated October, 2011

“The Marksbury Building demonstrates a commitment by the university and the college to sustainable solutions, not only for research buildings, but to construction and to life in general.”
– Dr. Thomas W. Lester, Dean
College of Engineering

The Marksbury Building received a LEED® Gold certification by the U.S.
Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED is the USGBC’s top rating system
for designing and constructing the world’s greenest, most energy efficient and
highest performing buildings. The LEED Green Building Rating System™ is
a feature-oriented rating system that awards buildings points for satisfying
specified green building criteria. The six major environmental categories of
review include: sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere,
materials and resources, indoor environmental quality and innovation and
The project had a total scope of $18,669,725, including design and
administrative costs, as well as construction and furniture costs.
The building includes 45,019 gross square feet, consisting of three floors, a
mechanical penthouse and a partial basement for mechanical and electrical