Mar. 12, 2021—Vanderbilt Divinity School has received a LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for its renovation and addition project that was completed in 2020. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, offers a framework for healthy, highly efficient and cost-saving green buildings.
Nov. 13, 2020—Vanderbilt University has been honored with a 2020 Leadership Award from the U.S. Green Building Council for the institution’s achievements in green building and its commitment to creating a healthy, sustainable future.
Sep. 30, 2019—Vanderbilt’s E. Bronson Ingram College has been awarded LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council, making it Vanderbilt University's 21st LEED-certified new construction or renovation project since 2007.
Jun. 26, 2019—U.S. Green Building Council President and CEO Mahesh Ramanujam presented Vanderbilt with a plaque designating the university’s Engineering and Science Building and Eskind Biomedical Library with LEED Gold status at a community-wide gathering on Tuesday afternoon in the Engineering and Science Building lobby.
Oct. 18, 2017—The newest addition to the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center, the fieldhouse, has received LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
Nov. 18, 2015—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos told a Global Action Summit audience that universities should be leaders in developing solutions to global challenges.
Nov. 10, 2015—Alumni Hall has received LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for its recent renovation and addition.
Oct. 22, 2014—Greenhouse gas emissions have been reduced by more than 27 percent per person on campus and by 35 percent per research dollar since 2005.
Sep. 18, 2014—The new Warren and Moore Colleges, which include the Kissam Center, has received a LEED Gold certification.
May. 1, 2013—The Vanderbilt Technologies for Advanced Genomics laboratory, located in the basement of Medical Center North, recently achieved LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
Apr. 26, 2013—On April 8, first-year students in the School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt (SSMV) participated in the annual “Earth, Wind and Fire” tour to learn about energy production and the sustainable features of Vanderbilt’s campus. The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) and Plant Operations act as hosts each year.
Apr. 17, 2013—Vanderbilt has been included in The Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2013.