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Building Sustainably

Building Sustainably

SIUE is recognized as a STARS Silver Institution for accomplishments in campus sustainability. The rating is based on the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System for campus-wide sustainable practices from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.

SIUE has completed a $300 million construction and infrastructure improvement plan. 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® buildings on a university campus. Currently, the SIUE campus is home to six LEED® certified buildings:

- Art & Design West – LEED Gold

- School of Dental Medicine’s Multidisciplinary Laboratory – LEED Silver

- Lukas Athletic Annex – LEED Silver

- Science Building West – LEED Silver

- Engineering Building Addition – LEED Silver

- One residential building in Cougar Village – LEED Residential

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