Commitment to Sustainability
Portland State University is committed to responsible development in building design and construction. Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) is a voluntary building rating system for commercial buildings developed by the U.S. Green Building Council to provide a national consensus in what constitutes a "green" building and to provide market incentives to build green. PSU received a LEED Gold rating for the Northwest Center for Engineering, Science and Technology, home to PSU's Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science. The engineering building is a model for energy and resource efficient design.