Decision Making Process of Campus Administrators in Building LEED Residence Halls

Tyler Stephen Gailey, University of South Carolina


This study assesses the decision making process of campus administrators in building LEED residence halls by reviewing four cases at the University of South Carolina (USC), the University of Georgia (UGA), Clemson University, and Emory University. For the purposes of this study, LEED is a numerical point system created by the U.S. Green Building Council to assess new and renovation construction of buildingsthat achieve sustainable features. To gain a better understanding of the decision making at each institution regarding LEED, this study uses a multiple case study to compare the decision making strategies at each institution.