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Sustainability by Design

The SIUE Student Success Center was designed and constructed to LEED standards for sustainability and features:

• Light-colored roofing material

• Green roof developed and planted by Dr. Bill Retzlaff of Biology and students from his sustainability living and learning community

• Low-flow faucets and fixtures

• High-performance exterior walls & windows

• Zoned heating and cooling systems

• Lighting circuits connected to occupancy photo sensors to reduce energy use

• Carpet made of a "Cradle-to-Cradle" lifecycle material

• Exterior materials produced regionally

• Polished concrete floors (featured in the above photo)

• Construction job site waste reduced by 50%

• Extensive use of natural light in building interior

• Translucent walls in computer lab made from recycled milk jugs

• Recycled content specified in all concrete and steel

• Interior finishes have low emissions (low VOC content) to enhance indoor air quality

• Furniture is 95% recyclable

• Decorative wall treatment made of recycled sunflower seeds (featured in the above photo)

• Photo mural wallcovering in student lounge printed on material made from recycled wood pulp