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.
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.
Washington University in St. Lous recently ranked among the top five green universities nationwide, according to the UI Green Metric.
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.
Washington University in St. Louis has launched a new $3.5 million solar project. When complete, it will generate 2.5 megawatts of energy across the university, enough to take 480 cars off the road.
Washington University in St. Louis is now partnering with Lime to bring bike sharing to campus.
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.
The League of American Bicyclists has officially recognized Washington University in St. Louis with a Silver Bicycle Friendly University award, joining 54 other colleges and universities from across the country.
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.
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.