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CSU’s Center for Innovation in Medical Professions Receives LEED Certification

It is the fifth building on the CSU campus to receive LEED certification.


Cleveland State University’s Center for Innovation in Medical Professions has been awarded LEED Silver certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance. This is the fifth building on the CSU campus to receive LEED certification.

“CSU is committed to promoting sustainable goals through all areas of operation, including facility design, construction and management,” notes Jack Baumann, executive director of facilities services at CSU. “We are honored to add the CIMP facility to our list of LEED certified buildings and plan on increasing that number as we continue our campus transformation.”

“Achieving LEED certification is more than implementing sustainable practices. It represents a commitment to making the world a better place and influencing others to do better,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO of USGBC. "Given the extraordinary importance of climate protection and the central role of the building industry in that effort, CSU has demonstrated their leadership through this LEED Silver certification.”

The sustainable design innovations used in the construction of CIMP include:

  • Redeveloping a previously developed site, Viking Hall, with nearly full reuse of demolished materials.
  • Reducing the heat island effect through shading, use of hardscape materials and increased greenspace.
  • Enclosing the building in a highly efficient rain screen system.
  • Installation of pervious concrete pavers which improve storm water management and reduce runoff.

As a result of these efforts, the project diverted over 99 percent of demolition materials from landfills through recycling and reuse. It also reduced potable water use by almost 25 percent over a baseline for similar buildings.

Additional LEED certified buildings at CSU include Julka Hall (LEED Gold), Euclid Commons (LEED Silver), the CSU Student Center (LEED Silver) and the CSU Recreation Center (LEED Certified). For more information about the University’s sustainability efforts, visit