LEED Gold Certified
- A hill was formed on-site with excavated dirt from the project. Instead of hauling the material away, the mound served as the landing for a bridge and a topographic amenity for the site.
- Erosion control strategies are implemented, by using geotextiles to stabilize soils and plants for root stability.
- Soils were amended on-site.
- 67 trees were planted, including California sycamore and willow acacia.
- The project avoids annual planting.
- Low water usage planting was used on-site, including aloes, sages, fescue grass, and agaves.
- Trees have the potential for intercepting 12,000 gallons of water.*
- The rain garden holds water along the northeast curve of the building offering natural infiltration to the ground source.
- Reclaimed water from the chillers and blowdown is used for 100% of the landscape irrigation. The surplus water irrigates the surrounding site.
Carbon, Energy + Air
- The project uses regional materials.
- The project reduces light pollution.
- The planting strategy reduces temperatures in urban areas.
- During construction, pollutants were controlled and retained.
- The trees sequester 8,040 pounds of carbon annually, which are equivalent to a standard car driving 11,318 miles.*
- The site is actively used, with the school supporting the academic endeavors of more than 9,000 professors and students.
- Approximately 100 courses are held within the building.
- The project supports alternative modes of transportation by providing bountiful bicycle parking.