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Sustainability at SIUE
Whether through Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certifiable construction projects in its buildings or the campus bike share and recycling programs initiated by the Sustainability Advisory Group, SIUE encourages environmental preservation and stewardship, while promoting scholarship.

Campus Growth and Sustainability

SIUE has completed a $300-million construction and infrastructure improvement plan that already has resulted in thousands of students, faculty, staff and campus visitors enjoying numerous finished additions to campus life.

All new campus construction is Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) certifiable by the U.S. Green Building Council. SIUE is second in the region for the number of LEED certified buildings on university campuses:

  • Arts and Design West - LEED Gold
  • School of Dental Medicine's Multidisciplinary Laboratory - LEED Silver
  • Lukas Athletics Annex - LEED Silver
  • Science Building West - LEED Silver
  • Engineering Building Addition - LEED Silver
  • One residential building in Cougar Village - LEED Residential
Outdoor Recreation Complex New Turf Fields at the Outdoor Recreation Complex 
Campus Recreation replaced the natural grass surface in the Outdoor Recreational Complex with synthetic turf on the soccer/football and softball fields. The synthetic turf's durability and rain tolerance allows for extended playing and practice seasons for club sports teams and intramural sports activities. Byrne and Jones Construction, of St. Louis, completed the $1.1 million dollar project that was funded through University student recreation operations and reserve funds. 
Student Fitness Center Engineering Student Design Center 
The School of Engineering recently completed Phase I of the the new Student Design Center. The addition provides much-needed space for students involved in senior design projects, collegiate competition teams, clubs and organizations. The two-story, 14,000-square-foot addition includes design team workspaces, a project prototyping workspace, design labs, and an engineer's alley to showcase projects. Phase 2 is fully funded in the amount of $1.2 million by the Fowler family and will be complete by Spring 2019.
Student Fitness Center Student Fitness Center Weight Room Expansion 
Campus Recreation recently expanded the weight room at the Student Fitness Center. Supported by SIUE Student Government and 100 percent funded by student fees, this expansion added more than double the space to the existing weight room. The weight room added an array of new equipment including racks, Olympic plates, bumper plates, more rack stations, women’s weighted bar(s), multiuse benches, platforms, dumbbells, medicine balls, training rope(s) and more.
School of Engineering

Engineering Building Addition 
Every measurable indicator shows that SIUE’s School of Engineering is viable and booming. The $14.2 million Engineering Building Addition offers students additional laboratory and work space that replicates industry standards, as well as opportunities to collaborate and assist on innovative research projects.

Science Building West Science Building West 
Home to the Departments of Chemistry, Biological Sciences and Environmental Sciences, this new structure offers an exciting mix of sustainable features, reducing the University’s carbon footprint, while providing much-needed space and state-of-the-art resources for our students. This will make our graduates even more competitive in the global workforce. The original Science Building is completely renovated and is home to the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, the Department of Physics, and the SIUE STEM Center.
Art and Design Building Expansion Art & Design Building Renovation and Expansion
The vibrant $16 million project provides a welcoming atmosphere for faculty, staff, students and the greater community. Anyone who visits campus will be awestruck by the distinctive beauty and openness of the structures, which centralize the University’s art programs, including ceramics/glass, drawing, foundations, graphic design, metalsmithing, painting, photography/digital arts, printmaking, sculpture and textiles, art education, art history, and art therapy.
Lukas Athletic Annex The Charles and Mary Lukas Athletics Annex 
The $4.5 million structure brings distinction to the University and excitement to campus life through supporting the highest level of intercollegiate competition. Student-athletes are a primary beneficiary of this facility. These students are engaged members of the campus and the Metro-East community. They put academics first and give back through their community service.
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