Physical Sciences Building

LEED Gold rating, achieving 47 out of 69 possible points...

Physical Sciences Building
Physical Sciences Building

The Physical Sciences Building is one of the most energy efficient on Campus. Laboratory designers focused on ‘right-sizing’ all equipment for the PSB building, resulting in very low projected energy usage. Read the final USGBC review report (pdf).

LEED Gold USGBC Mark

How is "Green” measured?

A point system (maximum of 69) is used.

The USGBC (U.S. Green Building Council) awards points in 5 main categories:

  • Sustainable Sites
  • Water Efficiency
  • Energy/Atmosphere
  • Materials / Resources
  • Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)

A project can earn additional points for innovative approaches and by having a LEED accredited professional part of the project Team. What are the Possible Ratings?

  • Certified: 26 - 32 points
  • Silver: 33 - 38 points
  • Gold: 39 - 51 points
  • Platinum: 52 - 69 points

How Does the Physical Sciences Building Stack Up?

CategoryPossible Pts  Earned Pts
Physical Sciences Building has earned 47 of the 69 possible points    
69 47
 
Sustainable Sites 14 10
Water Efficiency 5 4
Energy / Atmosphere 17 11
Materials / Resources 13 5
Indoor Environmental Quality 15 11
Innovation & Design 4 4
Accredited Professional 1 1

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