Low maintenance plants on campus.

The University of Texas at Austin recognizes and supports excellence in advancing environmental stewardship and sustainability. Since 2008, UT Austin has required that all new construction participate in the USGBC LEED Program and achieve a minimum rating of LEED Silver. Beginning with the first LEED-certified project at UT Austin, the Research Office Complex at the J. J. Pickle Research Campus (certified in 2007), the UT Austin CIP project management teams have an established record of delivering projects that meet and often exceed that goal.

As part of the sustainability program at UT Austin, Campus Construction has delivered the first SITES v2 Gold certified project at UT Austin: the 16.2 acre Dell Medical School Landscape. The certification was awarded by the Sustainable Sites Initiative, which is a national comprehensive rating system designed to distinguish sustainable landscapes.

An asterisk (*) indicates the project was completed by Planning, Design and Construction staff while affiliated with UT System Office of Facilities Planning and Construction.

Sustainability Achievements

LEED Certified Projects

  • Research Office Complex at the Pickle Research Campus*

LEED Platinum 

  • Gary L. Thomas Engineering Building

LEED Gold 

  • Moody Center
  • AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center*
  • Belo Center for New Media*
  • Dell Medical School Health Discovery Building
  • Dell Medical School Health Learning Building
  • Dell Medical School Health Transformation Building
  • Norman Hackerman Building*
  • Estuarine Research Center at the Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas*
  • William C. Powers, Jr. Activity Center*
  • Dell Pediatric Research Institute*
  • Holland Family Student Center*
  • Sherri and Robert L. Patton, Jr. Hall

LEED Silver 

  • Engineering Education and Research Center
  • Biomedical Engineering Building*
  • Gates Dell Computer Science Complex*
  • Engineering Education & Research Center
  • Robert B Rowling Hall