As part of the Campaign for a Bradley Renaissance, historic Westlake Hall, home to the College of Education and Health Sciences, has been expanded and renovated. The building has been awarded LEED gold certification and is the first Bradley facility to obtain this standard. LEED is an internationally recognized certification system that measures how well a building or community performs across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts. Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED provides building owners and operators a concise framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions. Points are awarded on a 100-point scale. To achieve gold certification for this project, a minimum of 60 points were required. Learn more about LEED.
The Renaissance Campaign also included the Hayden-Clark Alumni Center. That facility has recently obtained LEED SILVER certification—the first new building in Peoria to obtain LEED certification.
Bradley University is committed to design to at least LEED SILVER standards in major building construction and renovation projects.