Colorado State University first achieved LEED Gold certification in 2007 for the Lory Student Center Transit Center. Since then, CSU has received LEED Gold certification for more than a dozen buildings including, most recently, the Alpine and Pinon halls at Laurel Village, and the Scott Bioengineering Building. The Pavilion at Laurel Village earned CSU its first LEED Platinum award in 2015. Adding to a growing list of other sustainability honors for 2015, CSU also climbed to No. 4 in Sierra Magazine’s Coolest Schools overall green ranking and earned a Special Achievement Award for No. 1 in Academics.