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Washington University in the LEED

July 23, 2009

Source: Washington University

 

RPN Member Washington University continues to make green building news with the announcement that its Village East student apartment building has received a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver rating from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The Village East is the first LEED-certified residence hall and third LEED-certified building on the university's Danforth Campus. The Danforth University Center earned a LEED Gold rating in 2008, and the Earth & Planetary Sciences Building was LEED-certified in 2005.

"This is another major step in the university's drive to become an national sustainability leader," said Henry S. Webber, executive vice chancellor for administration.

The university will construct all buildings started in 2008 or later to meet at least LEED Silver qualifications. Last May, the university opened a new Living Learning Center, a 2,900-square-foot facility on the cutting edge of sustainable design and built to meet the Cascadia Region Green Building Council’s (CRGBC) “Living Building Challenge.”

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