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
The campus currently boasts six LEED Gold certified buildings: TU Arena, the West
Village Commons building, Marshall Hall and Barnes Hall, Burdick, and Residence Tower
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.
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.