Energy and Buildings


LEED Gold Buildings

All new buildings at Seattle University are designed to achieve LEED Gold standards. There are currently 5 LEED Gold buildings on Campus. They each feature native, drought-tolerant plants; high efficiency energy systems and water fixtures; Forest Stewardship Council certified wood products; and building products made locally of recycled materials and with low VOC content.

Advancement and Alumni Building (formerly Admissions and Alumni Building)

Solar panels, green roof, and a rainwater cistern mark our first LEED-Gold building, built in 2009. 

The John and Judy Harding Building (formerly the Law School Annex)

Renovating a warehouse, Energy Star rated office equipment, GreenGuard Certified furniture, and reused furniture are the hallmarks of this LEED Gold building (2010). 

Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons

A rain garden, a chilled beam that cools the computer lab, and a raised floor suppling warm air near occupants’ feet are the highlights of the LEED Gold library addition (2011).

William F. Eisiminger Fitness Center

Windows with a view, parking for 50 bikes, and 30% more outdoor air ventilation are the green features of our fourth LEED-Gold building (2012).

The Jim and Janet Sinegal Center for Science and Innovation

SU's fifth building (2021) designed for LEED-Gold (and currently undergoing certification review) features an atrium, a rooftop solar array, and daylight sensors that turn lights off when there is enough daylight present.