New England Institute of Technology has been awarded the prestigious LEED® Green Building Certification for its environmentally friendly design of its East Greenwich campus. LEED® is the nation’s pre-eminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. NEIT’s Silver Certification was established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute.
NEIT achieved LEED® certification by incorporating energy use, lighting, water, material use, and a variety of other sustainable strategies into its East Greenwich facility when the college redesigned and remodeled what was once a 265,000-square-foot office building. By using less energy and water, a LEED® certified building saves money for families, businesses and taxpayers; reduces greenhouse gas emissions; and contributes to a healthier environment for residents, workers and the community.
LEED® certification of the East Greenwich campus was based upon a number of green design and construction features. Over 100,000 projects currently participate in the LEED® rating systems, comprising over 8 billion square feet of construction space in all 50 states and 114 countries.