Design, Construction & Maintenance: Economic Sustainability 

  • Iowa State adopted the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification system, encouraging more-efficient, and therefore cost-effective, buildings that require less energy to heat, cool and illuminate.
  • Iowa State strives to be as energy efficient as possible. Campus has more than 12 million square feet of academic, administrative and residential facilities on campus operating each day.
  • To help lessen the cost of illuminating campus, all traditional lighting is being replaced with more-efficient LED lighting. In addition, all current LEED-certified campus buildings, as well as those to be built or remodeled in the future, incorporate LEDs.