High Performance Buildings

Virtually all new construction on campus targets LEED certification from the United States Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design system and this must include a minimum of seven points from the Optimize Energy Performance Credit. In 2010 UK opened its first LEED certified facility, the Davis Marksbury Building. When the projects currently under construction are completed and certified, the university will have 24 LEED buildings representing more than 15% of our total building stock. Fourteen of these are new residence halls which are designed to be an average of 60% more efficient than their predecessors. 


Registered LEED Buildings on campus and certification status

Boyd Hall (Certified)
Champions Court I (Silver)
Champions Court II (Pending)
College of Pharmacy 4th and 5th Floor Fit-up (Silver)
Donovan Hall (Silver)
Eastern State Replacement Facility (Silver)
Haggin Hall  (Pending)
Holmes Hall (Pending)
Jacobs Science Building (Certified)
Johnson Hall (Silver)
Lewis Hall  (Pending)
Patterson Hall Renovation (Pending)
The 90 (Pending)
UK Commonwealth Stadium (Pending)
Davis Marksbury Building (Gold)
UK Football Training Center (Pending)
UK Student Center Expansion (Pending)
University Flats  (Pending)
University of Kentucky CAER Lab 2  (Gold)
Wildcat Coal Lodge (Certified)
Woodland Glen I  (Certified)
Woodland Glen II  (Certified)
Woodland Glen III (Pending)
Woodland Glen V  (Certified)


In 2015, UK received a sliver rating from the AASHE STARS system. Below are the credits and our scores on buildings. 


OP-3: Building Operations and Maintenance 0.00/4.00

OP-4: Building Design and Construction 1.40/3.00

OP-5: Indoor Air Quality 1.00/1.00