Project 2022

LEED Buildings in Milan by Valcucine

An itinerary through some of the most interesting LEED certified buildings in Milan

As part of “Sustainability beyond space and time” during Milan Design Week (6-12 June 2022), Valcucine presents “LEED Buildings in Milan”: a Fuorisalone itinerary through some of the most interesting LEED certified buildings in Milan.

Milan together with Madrid, Stockholm, Frankfurt, Istanbul, is one of the five European cities that can boast the highest number of architectures designed according to the LEED international standard: the certification developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) which certifies the sustainability and the energy efficiency of a building.

LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a voluntary certification program that can be applied to any type of building (both commercial and residential) and covers the entire life cycle of the building itself, from design to construction.

U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently announced Italy ranks eighth in the world on its annual list of Top 10 Countries and Regions for LEED in 2021. The ranking highlights countries and regions outside the United States that are making significant strides in healthy, sustainable building design, construction and operations. In 2021, 106 LEED projects were certified in Italy, representing more than 1.16 million gross square meters of space.

Milan comprehends more than 230 LEED-certified buildings, or under certification, that help reduce carbon emissions and make healthier environments available to the people who live and work there.

In Milan, sustainable buildings are a fundamental solution to reverse the impact of the sector in terms of carbon emissions. From hotels and offices to schools and apartments, Milan’s work with LEED sets an example for other cities in Europe and shows that better buildings can create a better quality of life.

This educational itinerary, curated by Archivibe in collaboration with Valcucine and powered by, involves some of the most interesting LEED certified buildings designed by prominent architectural firms such as SOM Skidmore Owings Merril, Mario Cucinella Architects, GBPA Architects, Park Associati, Barreca & Lavarra, Progetto CMR, Scandurra Studio Architettura, Tectoo, Asti Architetti and One Works.