Policy target: All new construction must be certified LEED Silver or higher and exceed Title 24 Requirements by 20%.

The UC System has adopted LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design as the standard for Green Building policies. LEED is a program that provides third-party verification of green buildings. Building projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification. Prerequisites and credits differ for each rating system, and teams choose the best fit for the project. Learn more from USGBC about LEEDthe facts, and the LEED rating systems.

As of May 2015, UCLA has 23 LEED buildings and renovations completed on campus- 8 Silver, 13 Gold, and 2 Platinum. Additionally, two project received equivalent certification from UC; one at Gold Level and one at Platinum. In addition to these completed projects, UCLA has 7 awaiting certification, 7 in Construction phase, and 6 in design phase. Click here for a complete building and project list. 

Capital Programs Sustainability Page

Media and Awards:
UCLA Today: Buildings green makeover wins high score UC wide
UCLA Today: Green construction surges at UCLA cutting energy bills
UCLA Today: UCLA’s new research center is UC’s 100th certifiably green project
EDC: Fan Power, UCLA Pauley Pavilion
UC Newsroom: Green building hits major milestone (includes video)

2010- Los Angeles Architecture Awards, UCLA Police Station Award for Green Building Design

UCLA DAILY BRUIN VIDEO: LEED CERTIFICATION SIGNALS SUSTAINABILITY