U.S. Congressman Jerry F. Costello National Great Rivers Research and Education Center

Alton, Illinois
LEED Gold Rating Logo Certified LEED Gold Rating by the U.S. Green Building Council


  • Architecture


  • Utilized by University of Illinois, Lewis & Clark Community College and the Illinois Department of Natural History.
  • Laboratories, research, classrooms.
  • Administrative, offices and overnight accommodations.
  • Boat and truck storage.
  • Experimental raceways for aquatic life.

Sustainable Design Features

  • Vegetative Roof
  • Solar Hot Water
  • Wind Energy
  • Hydrokinetic Energy
  • Daylighting
  • Rainwater Harvesting
  • River Water Reuse in HVAC System
  • Natural On-Site Wastewater Treatment System


  • 2011 United States Water Prize
  • 2011 Solatube ICE Award for Inspired and Creative Excellence in Daylighting Design
  • 2011 St. Louis Construction News and Review Editor’s Choice Award for Overall Innovation
  • 2010 Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing (CEIR) Excellence in Design Award