UCLA has been recognized as a top performer in the 2021 Sustainable Campus Index, achieving 5th place in the Buildings category and 4th place in the Wellbeing & Work category. A publication from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), the Sustainable Campus Index recognizes top-performing sustainable colleges and universities overall and in 17 impact areas, as measured by the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS).
With 56 LEED certified buildings, UCLA is a leader in building sustainability. This Buildings category achievement indicates that UCLA excels in designing, building, and maintaining buildings in ways that provides a safe and healthy indoor environment for inhabitants while simultaneously mitigating the building’s impact on the outdoor environment.
The Wellbeing & Work category honors universities that bolster the strength of their communities by promoting the wellbeing of the campus community and by offering worker benefits, wages, and other forms of assistance that serve to respectfully and ethically compensate workers. This achievement recognizes UCLA’s student and employee wellness programs and employee compensation, satisfaction, health and safety.