Drexel Green

A Commitment Towards a More Sustainable Community

Moss Dragon Earth Day Block Party Farmer's Market Spring Blossoms on Korman Center Walk Tulips outside of the Law Building Students in front of Handschumacher Dining Center The Biowall in the Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building Drexel Park Flowers at Drexel Earth Day Celebrations Fitness Quad at the Drexel Recreation Center, Recycling Rainwater Race Street Walkway and Northside Dining Terrace Green Roof at the Millennium Residence Hall Rush Building Alumni Garden Autumn Leaves on Arch Street

Green Building Assessment

Drexel University is the first university in the country to commit to using Green Globes®, the Green Building Initiative's™ (GBI) independent environmental impact monitoring system, comprehensively through university policy, for all new construction and existing campus buildings.

Green Globes is a web-enabled green building management tool that includes an assessment protocol, rating system and a framework of guidance for integrating environmentally friendly design and operation into buildings. A third-party independent assessment process is completed one year after occupancy, and results in a ranking based on Green Globes metrics.

Demonstrating the University’s commitment to transparency, status reports of assessments are posted online.

In 2005, GBI became the first green building organization to be accredited as a standards developer by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and began the process of establishing Green Globes as the first American National Standard for commercial green building. GBI's mission is to accelerate the adoption of building practices that result in energy-efficient, healthier and environmentally sustainable buildings by promoting credible and practical green building approaches for construction.

Construction projects registered with the Green Globes system:
Project Registration Self Assessment

Anticipated Globes
Stage I Assessment

Review of CD's
Stage 2 Assessment

Site Review
Status Report Achieved Rating Final Results
Recreation Center
Completion date:
February 2010
9/5/08 2 Globes PDF PDF PDF Green Globes iconGreen Globes iconGreen Globes icon
Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building
Completion date:
Fall 2011

LEED Progress Report as of June 17, 2010 [PDF]
LEED Gold Certification [PDF]
LEED gold
1/20/09 4 Globes PDF PDF
[Green Globes Summary]

[Site Report]
Green Globes iconGreen Globes iconGreen Globes icon
Millennium Residence Hall
Completion date:
September 2009
1/20/09 2 Globes PDF PDF PDF Green Globes iconGreen Globes icon PDF
Northside Dining Terrace
Completion date:
January 2010
1/26/09 2 Globes PDF PDF PDF Green Globes iconGreen Globes icon PDF
Queen Lane Addition
Completion date:
October 2009
1/20/09 1 Globes in progress PDF
URBN Center
Completion Date:
Fall 2012
8/28/09 4 Globes PDF PDF Green Globes iconGreen Globes iconGreen Globes icon PDF
URBN Center Annex
Completion Date:
December 2012
4/12/10 4 Globes PDF PDF Green Globes iconGreen Globes icon PDF
LeBow College of Business
Completion Date:
Early 2014
4/12/10 4 Globes PDF

85-100%  4 Globes Reserved for select buildings that serve as national or world leaders in reducing environmental impacts and efficiency of buildings.

70-84%  3 Globes Demonstrates leadership in energy and environmentally efficient buildings and a commitment to continual improvement.

55-69%  2 Globes Demonstrates excellent progress in reducing environmental impacts by applying best practices in energy and environmental efficiency.

35-54%  1 Globe Demonstrates movement beyond awareness and a commitment to good energy and environmental efficiency practices.

To receive a final certified rating of one, two, three or four Green Globes, the data submitted online must be reviewed by a Green Building Initiative-authorized and Green Globes-trained third party assessor.