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Wheaton, Illinois

Green Buildings - What is LEED?

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, is an internationally recognized standard in building design, providing owners and operators with a framework to implement measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions. LEED standards can apply to individual buildings, homes, neighborhoods and communities. 

LEED certification provides independent, third-party verification that a building, home or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at achieving high performance in key areas of human and environmental health:
- sustainable site development
- water savings
- energy efficiency
- materials selection
- indoor environmental quality

LEED was developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in 2000 and current LEED rating systems are developed through an open, consensus-based process led by LEED committees. The next update of the LEED rating system is expected in 2012. 

DuPage County is the proud home to many LEED-certified buildings, with the list growing each year.  The County recognizes these buildings for their commitment to green building design principles and environmental stewardship.  LEED buildings are also listed in the DuPage Green Grid, a GIS map featuring these green buildings along with other county-wide sustainable projects.  Inclusion in this directory is not an endorsement of any particular business and buildings are listed in alphabetical order by town.

Organization NameAddressCityLEED Certification
Meadows I Building2349 Lake StreetAddisonGold
Meadows II Building2250 W. Pinehurst BoulevardAddisonGold
McKesson Distribution Center1995 McKesson StreetAuroraCertified
MetLife FM Portfolio177 South Commons DriveAuroraSilver
Get Fresh Produce1441 Brewster Creek BoulevardBartlettSilver
Bolingbrook Corporate Center, Building 4175 Crossroads ParkwayBolingbrookSilver
Bolingbrook Corporate Center West, Building 21150 115th StreetBolingbrookSilver
Bolingbrook High School365 Raider WayBolingbrookCertified
Hidden Oaks Nature Center419 Trout Farm RoadBolingbrookPlatinum
Promenade Bolingbrook631 E. Boughton RoadBolingbrookCertified
Wight & Co. Office Building2500 N. Frontage RoadDarienCertified
3500 Lacey Building3500 Lacey RoadDowners GroveSilver
DuPage Water Commission   600 E. Butterfield Road   ElmhurstCertified
Elmhurst College - West Hall190 S. Prospect AvenueElmhurstGold
Elmhurst Fire Station # 2601 York RoadElmhurstSilver
PNC Bank565 S. York RoadElmhurstCertified
College of DuPage - Health & Science Center425 Fawell BoulevardGlen EllynGold
College of DuPage - Technology Education Center425 Fawell BoulevardGlen EllynSilver
College of DuPage - Workforce Development Center425 Fawell BoulevardGlen EllynCertified
PNC Bank920 N. York RoadHinsdaleCertified
500 Park Building500 Park BoulevardItascaGold
One Pierce Place1 Pierce PlaceItascaGold
PNC Bank350 E. DevonItascaSilver
Two Pierce Place2 Pierce PlaceItascaCertified
Corporate Lakes III Building2200 Cabot DriveLisleGold
Ann Reid Early Childhood Center1011 S. Naper BoulevardNapervilleSilver
CityGate Centre I2135 CityGate LaneNapervilleSilver
Delta Dental111 Schuman BoulevardNapervilleSilver
Hotel Arista2139 CityGate LaneNapervilleCertified
Marriott Naperville1801 Naper BoulevardNapervilleSilver
Nalco, Inc.1601 W. Diehl RoadNapervilleGold
Naperville Park District South Parks Maintenance Facility3415 Book RoadNapervilleSilver
Naperville Public Works Service Center180 Fort Hill DriveNapervilleCertified
Nicor National1751 W. Diehl RoadNapervilleCertified
North Central - Residential Hall & Recreation Center440 S. BrainardNapervilleSilver
PNC Bank - Naperville Crossings Branch2980 Show Place DriveNapervilleCertified
Springbrook Prairie Pavilion2503-2775 W. 75th StreetNapervilleGold
McDonald's Corporation - Campus Office Building2915 Jorie BoulevardOak BrookPlatinum
McDonald's Corporation - Plaza2715 Jorie BoulevardOak BrookGold
McDonald's Corporation - Hamburger University1 McDonald's PlazaOak BrookSilver
Oak Brook Pointe700 Commerce DriveOak BrookSilver
Oakbrook Terrace Public Services Building17W130 Butterfield RoadOakbrook TerraceSilver
Villa Park Police Station40 S. Ardmore AvenueVilla ParkSilver
(formerly known as) BP Cantera Building4101 S. Winfield RoadWarrenvilleCertified
Hubble Middle School3S600 Herrick RoadWarrenvilleGold
Liberty Mutual27201 Bella Vista ParkwayWarrenvilleGold
Cantigny Outdoor Education Center1S151 Winfield RoadWheatonSilver
DuPage County - Office of Emergency Management418 N. County Farm Road    Wheaton    Certified
Wheaton College - Memorial Student Center501 College AvenueWheatonSilver
Wheaton College - Science Center501 College AvenueWheatonGold
Central DuPage - Hospital Bed Pavilion25 N. Winfield RoadWinfieldSilver