Growing List of LEED Gold-Certified Buildings at UR Highlights Commitment to Sustainability

November 11, 2019

UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND — The U.S Green Building Council has awarded University of Richmond’s North Court Residence Hall with LEED Gold certification. This building is the seventh on campus to achieve this top accreditation.

Since 2004, 15 UR buildings have been LEED certified by the U.S. Green Building Council.

“LEED requirements influence the design, building, and maintenance of buildings to provide a safe and healthy workspace while minimizing environmental impacts,” said Andrew McBride, associate vice president for facilities. “The University of Richmond is committed to constructing and renovating sustainable buildings on campus, where our goal is to develop buildings that will cut energy and water use, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and operate under a sustainable plan that will contribute to a healthier environment.”

North Court Residence Hall originally opened in 1914. The building underwent a renovation in 2017.

For a full list of UR’s LEED certified buildings visit