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AGC St. Louis Keystone Award Finalist | AASHE Conference Poster | APPA Effective and Innovative Practices Award | Growing Green Awards - Emerging Leader Nominee | RCGA Green Business Challenge | SEI Green Report Card | Sierra Club Names SLU A 'Cool School' | SLUstainability News | SLUstainability Wall of Fame | STARS Report | St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers - Best Practice Award winner | Tree Campus USA
Facilities Planning & Construction was recognized as a Keystone Award Finalist by the Associated General Contractors for the Center for Global Citizenship project completed in 2013. The award celebrates construction excellence, using criteria to evaluate the project's complexity, site safety, innovation, team communication, diversity, community benefit and value engineering.
The Association for Leadership in Educational Facilities, (APPA), has selected Saint Louis University's Division of Facilities Services (FS) as a recipient of the 2014 Effective & Innovative Practices Award for their entry:
Strategic Planning and Culture Change Practice/Improving Waste Management/In-House Construction Program.
A formal presentation was made in July 2014 during an awards reception at the APPA 2014 national conference in San Diego, CA.
"I am proud of APPA's recognition of SLU's Facilities Services division", said Kathleen Brady, Vice President for Facilities Services, "and excited for the staff of the division who all deserve this honor; particularly those who worked so hard on advancing our Strategic Plan, on our Billiken Construction Crew and on our Waste Minimization efforts."
Visit APPA Member Awards and Recognition for more information about the award.
The Department of Facilities Planning & Construction received the nomination for the award because of their sustainable accomplishment in re-purposing the West Pine Gym into the Center for Global Citizenship. The USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter provides the award to recognize the individuals, groups and organizations actively transforming the built environment. The project challenged the Department with maintaining the allure of classic St. Louis architecture while championing green building practices. Their choices enhance the student, faculty experience with improved acoustics, air quality and ambiance by using sustainable materials that provide form as well as function.
The Department of Facilities Planning & Construction received the nomination for the award because of their sustainable accomplishment in repurposing the West Pine Gym into the Center for Global Citizenship. The USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter provides the award to recognize the individuals, groups and organizations actively transforming the built environment. The project challenged the Department with maintaining the allure of classic St. Louis architecture while championing green building practices. Their choices enhance the student, faculty, and staff experience with improved acoustics, air quality and ambiance by using sustainable materials that provide form as well as function.
Saint Louis University joined the RCGA's St. Louis Green Business Challenge as an inaugural member in January of 2010. The challenge was designed to encourage member institutions to adopt sustainable business practices that improve energy efficiency and indoor air quality, reduce waste and water consumption, and increase clean transportation options.
2014 - Star Circle of Excellence Recipient
2012 - Circle of Excellence Recipient
* Facilities Services' efforts increased SLU's score by 49 points
SEI Green Report Card
The Green Report Card by the Sustainable Endowments Institute is designed to identify colleges and universities that are leading by example in their commitment to sustainability. The aim is to provide accessible information for schools to learn from one another's experiences, enabling them to establish more effective sustainability policies.
NOTE: The Green Report Card has been disolved and STARS has become the defacto survey and reporting system to measure campus sustainability efforts.
Sierra Club "Cool School"
Although Saint Louis University Facilities Services continues to take steps to ensure campus sustainability, some accomplishments have already been recognized.
Stop by and take a look at our accolades ̶ currently located at Facilities Services on the 2nd floor in The Wool Center, room 226.
Saint Louis University was a Charter Participant in the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education's (AASHE) Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Reporting System (STARS). SLU currently uses the Data Collector Tool to share annual sustainability information with Sierra Club and Princeton Review.
Best practices in the construction industry were recognized by the St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers (SLCCC) during its annual awards on December 19, 2013 at the Doubletree Hotel St. Louis at Westport, St. Louis, MO.
Saint Louis University shared honors with Clayco and the Lawrence Group for the expansion and renovation of a 47 year old office building to accommodate the School of Law. An aggressive 10 month schedule was needed to be ready for the university's fall 2013 semester. The $32 million project made use of constructability, front end planning and team building best practices to complete the project. Construction included addition of a 12th floor and installation of large structural steel beams that were fabricated off site, staged on a small project site, hoisted through a small window opening and spliced together inside the building.
Tree Campus USA
Tree Campus USA - SLU has been designated as an official Tree Campus USA for the second year in a row. SLU's Tree Campus USA program contains the five standards that are required for certification: