2700 University Awarded Prestigious LEED Green Building Certification

St. Paul, MN) – 2700 University has announced that it has been awarded LEED Silver certification. The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance.

“2700 University’s LEED certification demonstrates tremendous green building leadership,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO, USGBC. “LEED was created to make the world a better place and revolutionize the built environment by providing everyone with a healthy, green and high performing buildings. 2700 University serves as a prime example of how the work of innovative building projects can use local solutions to make a global impact on the environment.”

2700 University is a $54 million mixed-use, transit-oriented luxury residential apartment development near the Green Line Westgate Light Rail Transit station at the gateway to Saint Paul. The project features 248 luxury apartments, with 80% of the apartment homes set for market rate and 20% for affordable. Comprised of studios, one and two-bedroom apartment homes, 2700 University boasts some of the finest amenities in the Saint Paul market.

“The 2700 University development is a valuable investment along the Green Line that will provide connected and accessible spaces for residents,” said Saint Paul Mayor Chris Coleman at the project’s Grand Opening in December 2016. “With access to jobs, services, and all of the wonderful amenities our city has to offer, this development adds to the vibrancy of Saint Paul.”

The project achieved LEED certification for implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions aimed at achieving high performance in: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. LEED is the foremost program for the design, construction and operation of green buildings.

Project partners include the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of the City of Saint Paul, the Metropolitan Council, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC – Twin Cities), BMO Harris Bank, and the National Equity Fund, Inc. (NEF). UrbanWorks served as the project architect, with Kraus-Anderson as the General Contractor. Landform was the project engineer.

Learn more about 2700 University by visiting www.2700university.com.