Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)

LEED Platinum BadgeThe University of the District of Columbia’s Student Center is the centerpiece of a ten-year campus-wide renovation on the Van Ness campus.  At 86,500 square feet (sqft), the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum targeted building combines of 76,000 sq ft of new construction and 10,500 sq ft of addition and infill construction.

What is LEED?

LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. To receive LEED certification, building projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification. Prerequisites and credits differ for each rating system, and teams choose the best fit for their project. This certification is recognized across the globe as the premier mark of achievement in green building.

LEED certified buildings save money and resources and have a positive impact on the health of occupants, while promoting renewable, clean energy.

There are 4 tiers of certification with Platinum being the highest achievable level at 80+ points. The New Student Center has been designed to Platinum Certification standards.

Level of Certification Points
Certified 40-49
Silver 50-59
Gold 60-79
Platinum 80+

There are five categories of LEED, which comprise the majority of the Student Center LEED points:  Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy and Atmosphere, Materials and Resources and Indoor Environmental Quality.  Additional points for innovative design and regional priorities can be earned through exemplary performance in the 5 base categories.

Student Center Hours

Fall/Spring Semester Hours
Monday – Thursday 8am – 10:30pm
Friday 8am – 6:30pm

Wellness Center
Monday – Thursday 8am – 8pm
Friday 8am – 6pm

*Subject to change based on events/operational needs

Space Request Form

The Student Center follows the University of the District of Columbia space scheduling policies and procedures.

Please refer to the Space Reservation and Event Management website