The Wolf Law Building was constructed under the United States Green Building Council's LEED certification rating system for environmental sustainability and has received a GOLD rating. Colorado Law is the second law school to be housed in a certified LEED building. Leading by example, the Wolf Law Building expects to encourage more educational, commercial, and residential green construction in the Boulder area and around the Nation.

To be a Gold LEED-certified building, Colorado Law  maintains:

  • 39% less indoor water usage than a conventional building
  • 100% renewable energy and electricity
  • 90% construction waste recycled
  • sustainable site management
  • indoor air quality control
  • multiple design innovations
  • environmentally safe, locally produced materials

The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System™ is a voluntary, consensus-based national standard for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings. Members of the U.S. Green Building Council representing all segments of the building industry developed LEED and continue to contribute to its evolution. LEED was created to:

  • Define "green building" by establishing a common standard of measurement
  • Promote integrated, whole-building design practices
  • Recognize environmental leadership in the building industry
  • Stimulate green competition
  • Raise consumer awareness of green building benefits
  • Transform the building market

LEED provides a complete framework for assessing building performance and meeting sustainability goals. Based on well-founded scientific standards, LEED emphasizes state-of-the-art strategies for sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality. LEED recognizes achievements and promotes expertise in green building through a comprehensive system offering project certification, professional accreditation, training, and practical resources.