New South 40 buildings certified LEED Gold

South 40 House (Phase 2), College Hall and Eliot B are first LEED Gold residential buildings

Three new student residential buildings on the Danforth Campus — the South 40 House (Phase 2), College Hall and Eliot B — have received a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold rating from the U.S. Green Building Council.

The LEED rating system is a third-party certification program and a nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of environmentally friendly buildings.

All three buildings are located on the South 40 area of campus and opened this past summer. The South 40 House and Eliot B contain student accommodations, and the South 40 House also includes a dining facility and a fitness center. College Hall houses a gathering and dining place for students.

St. Louis-based architect Mackey Mitchell and Associates Inc. designed the facilities. The contractor was St. Louis-based Clayco Inc.

These are the first LEED Gold-certified student residential buildings at Washington University. There are three LEED Silver-certified student residential buildings: the South 40 House (Phase 1), Umrath House and the Village East.

The university’s most recent LEED Gold certifications bring the total number of LEED-certified buildings on WUSTL campuses to 12 and total number of LEED Gold buildings to six.

In addition, the university’s Living Learning Center recently was certified as a Living Building — widely recognized as the world’s most rigorous green building performance standard — by the International Living Building Institute.