University of Iowa

Sustainable Buildings

Building Smarter and Greener

The University of Iowa is committed to sustainability in its campus development through the incorporation of green principles in the placement, design and construction of new campus facilities and major renovation projects.
 
Going forward, the UI will continue its commitment to sustainability in building design and construction and is investigating other processes and programs.

UI Leed Buildings At A Glance

Over the past 10 years, the UI has utilized the widely recognized Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.

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Stats:

Over 20 LEED professionals on staff.

The UI currently has two (2) LEED Platinum, twelve (12) LEED Gold, and three (3) LEED Silver certifications.

Total GSF of LEED buildings on UI campus: 2.2M gsf

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Seamans Center
College of Engineering Seamans Center Addition

complete 2017

LEED Gold Certified, 65,730 gsf

Catlett Residence Hall Exterior
Catlett Residence Hall

complete 2017

LEED Gold Certified, 315,459 gsf

New Hancher
Hancher Auditorium

complete 2016

LEED Silver Certified, 186,000 gsf

New Voxman Music Building
Voxman Music Building

complete 2016

LEED Gold Certified, 189,902 gsf

Biomedical Research Support Facility
Biomedical Research Support Facility

complete 2015

LEED Silver Certified, 51,240 gsf

Peterson Residence Hall
Mary Louise Petersen Residence Hall

complete July 2015

LEED Gold Certified, 178,906 gsf

Hansen Footbal Performance Center
Hansen Football Performance Center - Indoor Practice Facility and Football Operations, Phases I and II

complete 2014

LEED Gold Certified, 224,000 total gsf (Phase 1 112,500 sf, Phase II 110,500 sf)

Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building
Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building

complete 2014

LEED Gold Certified, 258,000 gsf

Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex - Indoor Turf Addition
Hawkeye Tennis & Recreation Complex - Indoor Turf Addition

complete 2014

LEED Silver Certified, 87,000 gsf

Carver Hawkeye Arena
Carver-Hawkeye Arena Addition/Renovation

complete 2011

LEED Gold Certified, 131,000 gsf

College of Public Health Building
College of Public Health Building

complete 2011

LEED Platinum Certified, 1st LEED academic building to receive LEED Platinum, 156,698 gsf

Dental Science Building Addition
Dental Science Building Addition

complete 2011

LEED Gold Certified, 33,754 gsf

Information Technology Facility
Information Technology Facility

complete 2011

LEED Platinum Certified, 48,049 gsf

Stuit Hall
Stuit Hall Renovation

complete 2010

LEED Gold Certified, 1st LEED renovation on campus, 22,267 gsf

State Hygienic Lab
State Hygienic Laboratory

complete 2010

LEED Gold Certified, 114,466 gsf

Sports Medicine Clinic
Institute for Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine, and Rehabilitation

complete 2009

LEED Gold Certified, 1st healthcare project in the state to receive this rating, 26,012 gsf

Beckwith Boathouse
P. Sue Beckwith Boathouse

complete 2009

LEED Gold Certified, 1st LEED project on campus, 22,507 gsf

College of Pharmacy Building
College of Pharmacy Building

Pending

In design & construction, targeting LEED Silver

Videos

 

College of Public Health achieves LEED Platinum certification

Hawkeye network, May 2013.  Interviews with Rod Lehnertz, former director of Planning, Design & Construction, and Sue Curry, former Dean, College of Public health

LEED Buildings on the UI Campus

The video profiles the Beckwith Boathouse, College of Public Health Building and the Information Technology Facility, 2013.  Interviews with Rod Lehnertz, former director of Planning, Design & Construction, and Liz Christiansen, former director of the UI Office of Sustainability

Contact Us

For more information on sustainable design and building, contact Facilities Management Design & Construction at 319-335-5500.

Learn more about the University's commitment to sustainability in the University of Iowa Design Standards & Procedures.