Sustainable Green Building at UC San Diego

Keeling rooftop

By 2020, the University of California has pledged to meet goals to reduce greenhouse gas emission to 1990 levels, achieve zero waste and reduce waste consumption by 20%.

UC San Diego is committed to meeting UC wide goals for sustainable design and construction of all campus buildings. This includes achieving U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Efficient Design (LEED) Silver Rating and LEED Construction Interiors Rating for all new construction and major renovations.

By achieving USGBC LEED ratings, Facilities Design & Construction is re-thinking how campus buildings are designed, constructed, maintained, and operated with respect to six major categories: 1) sustainable sites, 2) water efficiency, 3) energy and atmosphere, 4) materials and resources, 5) indoor environmental quality, and 6) innovations in design.

In addition to LEED accreditation, UC Office of the President supports campus sustainability goals by reinforcing a supplementary policy to beat California Building Energy Code by 20%.

64 Degrees Cafe
Blake Hall Renovation
Charles David Keeling Apartments (Revelle College Apts.)
East Campus Graduate Housing
East Campus Office Building (ECOB)
East Campus Parking Structure
Galbraith Hall Renovation
Health Sciences Biomedical Research Facility 2
Housing & Dining Services Administration Building
Jacobs Medical Center Central Utilities Plant
Marine Ecosystem Sensing, Observation and Modeling Laboratory (MESOM)
Rita Atkinson Residences (Health Sciences Graduate Housing)
Robert Paine Scripps Forum for Science and the Enviornment
SIO Research Support Facility
Stewart Commons Renovation
Structural and Materials Engineering Building
Student Health Services Renovation
Sulpizio Family Cardiovascular Center (CVC)
Tamarack Apartments (Muir College Apts.)
Telmedicine & Prime HEq Education Facility
The Village at Torrey Pines East (North Campus Housing Ph. 2)
The Village at Torrey Pines West (North Campus Housing Ph. 1)
Torrey Pines Center North Renovations
Wells Fargo Hall (Rady School of Management Phase 2)