Policy Target: all new construction must be certified LEED Silver or higher and exceed Title 24 Requirements by at least 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.
As of July 2020, UCLA has 52 LEED buildings and renovations- 10 Silver, 26 Gold, and 16 Platinum. Additionally, two projects received equivalent certification from UC; one at Gold Level and one at Platinum. In addition to these completed projects, UCLA has another 15 projects registered with GBCI.
All major construction and renovation projects at UCLA are designed, coordinated, and executed by Capital Programs. They are committed to continuing and advancing our efforts towards a more sustainable campus through the Green Building Program.
Starting Fall 2020, UCLA will also offer the LEED Lab course to students. This gives students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in assessing existing facilities on campus and applying for LEED certification.
Media and Awards
- UCLA Newsroom: UCLA honored for sustainable buildings by green building group
- Daily Bruin: UCLA receives sustainability award for LEED Platinum-rated training facilities
- UCLA Newsroom: Green building programs show big results for big buildings
- UC News: 100 facilities achieve ‘green’ standard
- 2010 Los Angeles Architecture Awards, UCLA Police Station Award for Green Building Design