Buildings & Grounds

TU's 55 buildings and 329 acres are an essential part of the campus history and community, as well as significant contributors to our carbon footprint.

College of Liberal Arts Green Roof
College of Liberal Arts Green Roof

Since 2007 Towson University has been committed to building all new construction projects to the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Silver standards. As a benchmark for the sustainability of campus buildings, LEED provides a framework for identifying and implementing measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.

The campus currently boasts two LEED Gold certified buildings, SECU Arena and the West Village Commons building, as well as five LEED Silver certified buildings. The buildings contain high-performance HVAC systems, water-efficient fixtures, recycling areas, environmentally sensitive landscaping, bike racks and other sustainable features such as a green roofs and shower/locker facilities to promote alternative transportation.

In 2014, Maryland adopted a secondary alternative green building path, following the IgCC standards. Both paths produce healthy, efficient buildings.

Visit the Campus Construction page to learn about current and future construction at Towson.