University reaches major sustainable building milestone

University reaches major sustainable building milestone

Five buildings on the Danforth Campus at Washington University in St. Louis just achieved LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. It’s the council’s highest green building certification and a clear indication of the university’s deep commitment to campus sustainability.
Sustainability doesn’t stop

Sustainability doesn’t stop

As the world marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Washington University in St. Louis continues to advance the university’s sustainability and climate change platform, despite pandemic protocol shifts.

Composting launches in the DUC

Dining Services has launched composting services for diners at the Danforth University Center this semester. A spot for composting food, napkins and to-go boxes is now next to the containers collecting waste destined for the landfill and for recycling in the DUC.
Leading the way

Leading the way

Washington University in St. Louis is being recognized nationally for its institution-wide sustainability efforts: the school recently earned a gold STARS rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.
Planting for the future

Planting for the future

Work has just begun on the Danforth Campus east end transformation. But already, architects, landscape architects and arborists are preparing to plant hundreds of new trees when construction wraps up in 2019.
New thermostat setpoint policy rolls out

New thermostat setpoint policy rolls out

Washington University’s Office of Sustainability is partnering with the Danforth Campus Facilities Planning and Management to roll out a new thermostat setpoint policy, designed to take the chill out of campus office temperatures during the summer.
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