Wikipedia: LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) consists of a suite of rating systems for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings, homes and neighborhoods.
Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and spearheaded by Robert K. Watson, Founding Chairman LEED Steering Committee from 1995 until 2006, LEED is intended to provide building owners and operators a concise framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions...
U.S. Green Building Council, LEED Projects & Case Studies Directory
How the Knight Management Center Went Green
Former Dean Robert Joss emphasized, "Progress on environmental sustainability will only come about if businesses act differently, and if the organizations and systems designed to promote sustainable behavior are constructed and managed in the most effective manner." With that vision, the course was set for the Knight Management Center to be an example of business leading change.
Construction of the Knight Management Center also leverages Stanford President John L. Hennessy's call for the University to be a force for change on issues of global importance, especially regarding the environment.
The Knight Management Center is Stanford’s and the Business School’s demonstrable example of leadership in business and the environment.
LEED® Platinum Rating for the Knight Management Center
The Graduate School of Business chose to seek the LEED® Platinum rating for the design of the new Knight Management Center, which is the highest level of certification offered by the LEED® Green Building Rating System of the U.S. Green Building Council. The Knight Management Center serves as an environmentally sustainable model that inspires the GSB and Stanford communities and beyond...
The Indian School of Business (ISB) campus buildings adhere to the latest international building code and educational-facility-operating standards. The campus is designed to meet the LEED Gold sustainability criteria, with energy-efficient mechanical and electrical fixtures, rain water harvesting, maximised day lighting and passive environmental controls. The campus has been designed by leading international architects, Perkins Eastman, New York, in partnership with RSP, Bangalore
"Gold LEED certification represents a crowning achievement for a truly cutting-edge business building design. I am particularly pleased that the new building furthers UNT's commitment to sustainability," said College of Business Dean Finley Graves.