Music Building LEED Certification

The magnificent renovation of the Music department’s historic home, combined with the construction of new contemporary space, celebrates both the distinguished traditions and the promising future of one of the most honored academic programs of the School of Arts and Sciences and the University.

The facility marks an important milestone for Penn in its sustainability efforts, as it is expected to be the first University building project to achieve a Silver rating in the LEED certification framework, the system of internationally-recognized “green” building standards. Some 95% of construction waste was recycled; furnishings are made of recyclable and sustainable materials; water use will be minimized; and the building will be maintained using new “green” housekeeping procedures.