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The UCLA Sustainability Committee has been active since 2005 and continues to advance campus sustainability practices and new initiatives. One of the cornerstones of our sustainable campus is the Green Building program. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System, developed by U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), provides standards for environmentally sustainable construction. Since 2006, UCLA has designed all new construction and major refurbishment projects to meet a minimum LEED Silver rating and strives to achieve LEED Gold.

UCLA has 46 LEED buildings and renovations- 15 Platinum, 21 Gold and 10 Silver. 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. Click here for a complete building and project list...

UCLA Capital Programs is committed to advancing sustainability on campus through all its projects. New campus buildings and remodels are required to excel in all aspects of green building:

  • Outperform the requirements of California’s strict Energy Code, Title 24, Part 6, by at least 20%
  • Reduce carbon emissions through planning and transportation demand management
  • Reduce building water usage by at least 30% below code standards
  • Recycle over 75% of demolition and construction waste – targeting zero waste.
  • Apply high-performance technologies to optimize energy use and occupant comfort

Capital Programs’ commitment to quality green construction dovetails with several other campus initiatives that demonstrate UCLA’s leadership on sustainability in Los Angeles and the world.

University of California Sustainable Practices Policy

UCLA Sustainability