The intention of sustainable design is to "eliminate negative environmental impact completely through skillful, sensitive design."
The LEED green building certification program encourages and accelerates global adoption of sustainable green building and development practices through a suite of rating systems that recognize projects that implement strategies for better environmental and health performance.
The Public Safety Building completed March 2011 received LEED Gold Certification.
The Social and Behavioral Sciences Building completed May 2011 received LEED Silver Certification.
The University Student Union completed January 2014 received LEED Gold Certification.
The Student Health and Counseling completed October 2014 is projected to receive LEED Gold.