In the LEED
LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a certification program recognizing green buildings that’s administered by the U.S. Green Building Council. It rates buildings based on the energy efficiency of their design, construction and operation. The program, which certifies around 1.85 million square feet daily, offers four levels of certification: certified, silver, gold and platinum, the top rating. Construction projects accumulate points based on their location, building materials, water efficiency and more, and the points determine the level of certification the project can attain. All new construction at Kenyon is required to be built at the LEED silver level of certification at a minimum.