Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability
What SU is Doing


  • LEED Gold Buildings

    All new buildings are designed to achieve LEED Gold standards. The 4 LEED Gold buildings feature:LEED plaque

    • Native, drought-tolerant plants
    • High efficiency energy systems and water fixtures
    • Forest Stewardship Council certified wood products
    • Building products made locally, of recycled materials and with a low VOC content  

    Our Facilities Master Plan outlines how Seattle University integrates sustainable design principles into our buildings and grounds. Learn more.

  • Admissions & Alumni Building

    Admissions & Alumni Building

    Solar panels, green roof, and a rainwater cistern mark our first LEED-Gold building, built in 2009.

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  • School of Law Annex

    School of Law Annex

    Renovating a warehouse, Energy Star rated office equipment, GreenGuard Certified furniture, and reused furniture are the hallmarks of this LEED Gold building.

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  • Lemieux Library & McGoldrick Learning Commons

    Lemieux Library & McGoldrick Learning Commons

    A raingarden, a chilled beam that cools the computer lab, and a raised floor suppling warm air near occupants’ feet are the highlights of the LEED Gold library addition.

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  • Eisiminger Fitness Center

    Eisiminger Fitness Center

    Windows with a view, parking for 50 bikes, and 30% more outdoor air ventilation are the green features of our fourth LEED-Gold building.

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  • Student Center

    Student Center

    Commuter showers and locker room and an innovation credit for building a facility that composts C-Street’s food waste mark this 2002 LEED-Certified building.

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  • Kolvenbach House

    Kolvenbach House

    Two renovated homes achieved a Built Green 3 Star rating for renewable and salvaged building materials, water and energy efficient appliances, and low VOC paint.

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