Green Buildings

Plan Target: all new construction must be certified LEED Gold or higher, exceed Title 24 Requirements by at least 20%, and must not burn fossil fuels to heat space or water.

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 February 2024, UCLA has 64 LEED buildings and renovations – 12 Silver, 28 Gold, and 17 Platinum; UCLA Health buildings include 7 more Gold certifications. 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 25 projects registered with GBCI.

List of Completed LEED Certified Buildings at UCLA

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.

UCLA now offers the LEED Lab course to provide the opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience in assessing existing facilities on campus and applying for LEED certification.

Media and Awards

UCLA Daily Bruin: LEED Certification signals sustainability

Learn more from USGBC about LEEDthe facts, and the LEED rating systems.