Webster’s East Academic Building Certified LEED Gold

| August 30, 2013
Webster University's East Academic Building, opened in 2012, is certified as LEED level gold.

Webster University’s East Academic Building, opened in 2012, is certified as LEED level gold.

Webster University’s East Academic Building (EAB) was certified as LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) level gold this week, the second highest level for the sustainability certification. This is the first Webster University building to receive a LEED certification and one of only 31 buildings to receive a gold level in the St. Louis region.

The LEED Green Building Rating System is a third-party certification program and the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings. The program was developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Certificate levels are no-color, silver, gold and platinum.

“This is a significant advancement for Webster’s efforts to become more sustainable,” said Provost Julian Schuster. “While we have a number of robust programs on campus to make us more environmentally friendly, this one required outside experts to review all of our data and make a determination if we were practicing what we preach. We initially applied for a silver certification, but the reviewers felt that we had exceeded those standards and gave us gold.”

Read the full story of this milestone in the news room at webster.edu.

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