Green Building

UC San Diego’s Offices of Design & Development Services and Capital Program Management are committed to the design and construction of a sustainable environment. The university follows the Leadership in Energy and Efficient Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System.

New Buildings and Renovations

  • Design and construct all new buildings and major renovations to a minimum LEED-Silver rating as well as meet the prerequisites of the Laboratories for the 21st Century Environmental Performance Criteria.
  • Design and construct all renovation projects with a cost of $5 million or greater (except acute care facilities) to a minimum LEED-CI Certified rating.
  • Outperform the energy requirements of a California Building Code by at least 20 percent on all new construction and major renovation projects (except acute care facilities) or meet UC's Whole Building Energy Targets.

See a complete list of our LEED-certified buildings.

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