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Balfour Beatty Campus Solutions student housing development at Vanderbilt University earns LEED Gold Certification

28 June 2024


Balfour Beatty Campus Solutions, a leading developer and operator of infrastructure projects for the college and university market, is proud to announce that The Broadview at Vanderbilt has been awarded the prestigious LEED Gold Certification by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). This significant achievement reflects Balfour Beatty Campus Solutions’ ongoing commitment to development projects that prioritise sustainability, energy efficiency, and environmental stewardship.

The Broadview at Vanderbilt, a modern student apartment community that opened in 2023, was developed through a public-private partnership (P3) with Vanderbilt University and Axium Infrastructure. The construction was led by JE Dunn Construction with Valerio Dewalt Train, a Chicago-based architecture firm, serving as the lead architect.

The project team adopted several strategies to achieve LEED Gold Certification for the 616-bed facility, including rooftop solar, enhanced indoor air quality, thermal comfort, maximised daylight and views, as well as energy-efficient LED lighting fixtures, water-conserving irrigation systems and high-efficiency plumbing fixtures, and Energy Star-certified appliances. As a result, the building has energy cost savings of over 12% compared to similar sites.

The project deployed sustainable construction practices, including pollution prevention and waste management, resulting in over 50% of construction waste being diverted from landfills. Additionally, the site location has access to multiple transit options and is within walking distance of numerous amenities, reducing vehicle usage and promoting a healthier lifestyle for residents.

Bob Shepko, President of Balfour Beatty Campus Solutions said: “We are very pleased to achieve LEED Gold Certification for The Broadview at Vanderbilt”.

“This designation is a testament to our commitment to working with our clients and partners to develop innovative and responsible student communities through sustainable building practices.”



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About Balfour Beatty Communities
Balfour Beatty Communities is an active owner and operator of residential real estate in the multifamily, student and military housing sectors across the United States. Since its inception, Balfour Beatty Communities has invested in nearly 100 properties representing more than $7.9 billion of gross asset value. Our broad in-house expertise includes decades of acquisition, development, finance, renovation, leasing and property/facility management experience. Leveraging this extensive expertise and a customer service-focused approach, Balfour Beatty Communities seeks to create value in its real estate projects while delivering exceptional living experiences. For more information, visit

About Balfour Beatty Campus Solutions

Balfour Beatty Campus Solutions, LLC provides development, asset/property management, and other real estate services to higher education with a focus on public-private partnerships that underpin the strategic vision of an institution. Balfour Beatty Campus Solutions is part of Balfour Beatty Investments, a global company focused on financing and operating the vital assets that enable societies and economies to grow: roads and railways, health and education facilities, power and water systems, places to live and places to work—the infrastructure that underpins progress. Balfour Beatty Investments is a division of Balfour Beatty plc, a UK-based international infrastructure group operating in construction services, support services and infrastructure investments.

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