As part of BSU's commitment to the environment, all new campus buildings and renovations to existing buildings are designed to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification guidelines. LEED certification verifies that a building was designed and built using strategies that address such standards as sustainable site selection, energy and water efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality.

The David Letterman Communication and Media Building and Park Hall, both of which opened in fall 2007, were designed in accordance with the university’s commitment to LEED standards and have been certified at the Silver level by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

Built in part with recycled and regionally produced materials and featuring energy efficient HVAC and lighting systems, the buildings include light-filled atriums where students gather and healthy learning environments for the campus community. Kinghorn Hall and the renovated Student Recreation and Wellness Center, both of which opened in fall 2010, were also designed to meet LEED certification standards.

In April of 2016 the Teachers College renovation received LEED certification.

Additional LEED certified projects in recent years include:

LEED Certified        
Glick Center for Glass     September     2012
         
LEED Silver        
Dehority Hall   February   2010
         
LEED Gold    
Studebaker Hall, East   March   2013
District Energy Station, North   June   2013
Applied Technology Building   August   2016
Johnson Hall A   May   2016
Johnson Hall B   February   2018
District Energy Station, South   March   2018