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Civil Engineering

The Swenson Civil Engineering Building opened in July 2010 with Gold Level LEED Certification.

Swenson Civil Engineering Building

Swenson Civil Engineering was built as a model in sustainable development for students in the Civil Engineering Program. The building received the American Institute of Architects/Committee on Architecture Education (AIA/CAE) Educational Facility Design Award and the AIA Chicago chapter's Distinguished Building Award in 2011.

A unique and visible feature of Swenson Civil Engineering is its management of storm water runoff.

The Swenson Civil Engineering building was built to reduce its energy consumption.

Other Buildings

LEED points earned by the Swenson Civil Engineering Building

Many aspects of sustainability have been incorporated into the Swenson Civil Engineering Building, they may take some getting used to; we've created a User Guide for people to better take advantage of the sustainable functions in this building.


Civil Engineering building during construction

Construction waste for Swenson Civil Engineering was minimized through re-use and recycling; metals, cement and wood sorting bins were used during construction to conserve resources.

Recycle bins in SCiv

Built in recycle bins ensure a dedicated space for proper waste disposal.

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