Sustainability

Green Building

Emerson College is committed to sustainability and environmental best practices across campus. Emerson’s new buildings are built to strict environmental standards and our existing buildings are regularly upgraded.

LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is an internationally recognized green building certification system. Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations, and maintenance solutions.

  • The Colonial Building (100 Boylston Street) is LEED Gold.
  • Piano Row (150 Boylston Street) is LEED Silver.
  • The new Paramount Center complex (559 Washington Street) was built with sustainable best practices and strict environmental code.
  • The Little Building (80 Boylston Street) is being upgraded to meet LEED standards.

Emerson College built the Paramount Center using best practices and strictly adhering to environmental code.