Buildings & Grounds

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 14 LEED certified buildings: TU Arena, the West Village Commons building, Marshall Hall and Barnes Hall, Burdick, Residence Tower, Barton and Douglass Houses, Public Safety, College of Liberal Arts, Science Complex, University Union, Glen Dining, and Health and Counseling Services. 

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.

Healthy spaces are a priority for our students, faculty and staff.  The university follows green operation guidelines established by the institution, including the use of GreenSeal and EcoLogo certified cleaners and an Integrated Pest Management program for both the buildings and the grounds.

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

Use the TU Green Map to explore the many stormwater management systems and Green Buildings at TU.

TU Green Map