University dedicates Green Hall
- 150 classroom seats
- 17 laboratories
- 83,849 square feet
- More than 90 percent of construction waste diverted from landfill
- Water use reduced by 30 percent by high efficiency plumbing fixtures.
- More than 50 percent of wood products from sustainably managed forests
Compiled from a dedication handout
Hundreds of members of the Washington University community gathered on Friday afternoon for the dedication of Green Hall.
Green Hall, the third building in the University’s new engineering complex, first opened this fall.
Final construction on the exterior of the building was completed just over two weeks ago due to a mason’s strike over the summer.
“Washington University has one of the most beautiful campuses in the country. Green Hall is a wonderful new addition to that Danforth Campus,” said Stephen Brauer, chair of University’s board of trustees.The new building houses the Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering and the International Center for Advanced Renewable Energy and Sustainability.
“I am confident that this building will help us become leaders in those areas of science and technology defined by leading faculty, by those who are with us today and by those we wish to recruit in the future,” Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton said.
According to Ralph S. Quatrano, dean of the School of Engineering & Applied Science, the new facility will foster collaborations between the different engineering and science disciplines.
“Engineers and scientists are coming together to collaborate and exchange information like never before. Methods from one discipline are becoming part of enabling other disciplines…Green Hall is making that integration of disciplines a reality at Washington University,” Quatrano said.
The new building has room for 17 labs and 150 classroom seats. It was designed to be certified LEED Gold.
“We’re all here to celebrate a great building, but it’s what is done in that building that will truly make a difference,” Wrighton said.
The building is named for the late Preston M. Green, a graduate of the University’s engineering school and former president of Southwest Steel. The Preston M. Green Charitable Foundation donated $5 million to the University towards the construction of the new building.