LEED Project

Our goal is to create a document detailing the cost v. benefits of various improvements to Geisel both in terms of sustainability and environmental consciousness, and in terms of economic cost. These improvements will be listed in accordance with LEED EBOM credits, which will work toward Geisel achieving LEED Platinum certification. We hope that our analysis will also improve the LEED certification process for other existing buildings, as well as provide educational outreach for sustainable buildings.


  • Our first goal is to create a baseline of water and energy consumption for Geisel, using building plans and meter data over the past 5 years
  • We will target improvements with the highest LEED credit pay-off as well as the fastest payback period – this analysis should provide similar buildings with an idea of what problem areas to target for sustainability and LEED certification
  • The actual document for our project requires no funding, but rather focuses on analysis and future improvements


  • June 2016 – Baseline for Geisel energy/water consumption.
  • September 2016 – Verify info with Facilities Management.
  • October 2016 – Conduct cost v. benefit analysis of lighting improvements for Geisel.
  • December 2016 – Create plan to reduce water consumption, both indoors and outdoors.
  • January 2017 – Finalize recommendations for LEED credits based on payback period.
  • March 2017 – Discuss results with other groups on campus and make information public for similar LEED projects.
  • June 2017 – Finalized Project.


Please contact the project leader Sarah Douglas at sdouglas131@gmail.com.