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Green Buildings

The U.S. Green Building Council bestows Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification to recognize buildings that have been designed to high environmental standards. These buildings are resource and energy efficient, use sustainable materials and provide a healthy environment for their occupants.

The University of Houston now certifies all buildings to LEED standards. Read below to learn more about UH's most sustainable buildings.


Tilman J. Fertitta Family           College of Medicine

Certified LEED Gold in 2023, the College of Medicine supports UH's mission to improve health and healthcare in our surrounding Houston community. The 127,000 square foot building resides on 43 acres of woodland and excels in energy efficiency and indoor environmental quality.

Watch a tour of the building here.


John M. O’Quinn Law Building

Certified in 2023, the UH Law Center is a gorgeous example of functional and sustainable design. From large windows to rainwater detention ponds and roof-top garden lounges, the Law Center shows what the future of sustainable buildings on campus looks like.

Read more about the Law School's LEED Silver certification here.


LEED Project

LEED System


Year Certified



Roy G. Cullen Building

 ID+C v4




 54,000 sq. ft.

Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine

BD+C v4




127,000 sq. ft.

John M. O’Quinn                Law Building

BD+C v4




179,500 sq. ft.

Cougar Woods                  Dining Commons

BD+C v3 Silver 2013 Main 25,000 sq. ft.