Green Buildings and Grounds
The University has made a commitment that all new buildings on campus will be LEED Certified. The Green Buildings Program is currently in development, which will operate within the Office of Facilities Planning. Two LEED Certified buildings are currently under construction on campus- the new law school and the Center for Manufacturing Excellence.
Ole Miss is a member of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).
The Physical Plant Department has enhanced its building mayors program to engage mayors within each building to be responsible for “green” outreach, education, and implementation. The building mayors will serve important roles in supporting the upcoming energy conservation and campus-wide recycling programs. The mayors participated in their first professional development workshop in Spring 2009 on the topic of energy conservation.