According to Williams College’s commitment to building projects sustainably, new construction ought to meet or surpass LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certification. Data collected from the Conceptualizing our Carbon poster series shows that “LEED accredited buildings are functioning at a higher efficiency than our older buildings.”

The LEED website writes that the design certification was “developed by the U.S. Green Building Council… LEED is a framework for identifying, implementing and measuring green building and neighborhood design, construction, operations, and maintenance. LEED is a voluntary, market-driven, consensus-based tool that serves as a guideline and assessment mechanism. LEED rating systems address commercial, institutional, and residential buildings and neighborhood developments.”

For more information about building projects, please visit the Planning Design & Construction website.

LEED Certified

Awaiting Certification

  • South Science Center

Under Construction

  • North Science Center
  • Garfield House