LEED Buildings on the Wayne State University Campus

(Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)

Wayne State University continues to add to its portfolio of LEED buildings with the recent additions of the Advanced Technology Education Center (LEED Gold) and A. Paul Schaap Chemistry Building (LEED Silver). In 2012, the Marvin I. Danto Engineering Development Center was awarded LEED Silver certification by the US Green Building Council (USGBC) making it the first building on the WSU campus to receive the honor. In 2013, the Mazurek Medical Education Commons was WSU's second building to receive LEED Silver certification. LEED certification is gained by meeting environmental benchmarks in energy, water, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality, and site development. All major construction projects at WSU are designed to receive a level of LEED certification.

Marvin I. Danto Engineering Development Center - LEED Silver


Richard J. Mazurek Medical Education Commons - LEED Silver


Advanced Technology Education Center (ATEC) - LEED Gold


A. Paul Schaap Chemistry Building - LEED Silver

LEED focuses on six categories to establish guidelines, including:

  1. Location and Transportation - places emphasis on strategies to reduce global warming.
  2. Sustainable Sites - includes reducing air, water and light pollution to the environment.
  3. Water Efficiency -  includes reducing water consumption.
  4. Energy and Atmosphere - includes minimizing building energy consumption.
  5. Materials and Resources - includes using recycled, renewable, and regional materials.
  6. Indoor Environmental Quality - includes incorporating fresh air and natural lighting opportunities.

Visit usgbc.org for more information on Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design or the US Green Building Council.