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Sustainability 

LEED Certified Buildings

LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. To receive LEED certification, 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 their project.

Nine buildings on the De Anza campus have met LEED certification. The Media and Learning Center, Seminar Building and Baldwin Winery are the most recent projects to achieve LEED status.

NEW BUILDINGS
Platinum:
Kirsch Center for Environmental Studies and Media and Learning Center
Silver: Visual and Performing Arts Center
Certified: Science Center and Student and Community Services Building

EXISTING BUILDINGS
Silver:
Baldwin Winery
Certified: East Cottage, Multicultural Center and Seminar Building

View from Sunken Garden

Certification Levels

LEED Platinum 2008 U.S. Green Building Council Emblem

There are four levels of certification within the LEED rating system, with a total 69 possible points.

  • 26 points = Certified
  • 33 points =  Silver
  • 39 points = Gold
  • 52 points = Platinum

LEED® promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability in five key areas of human and environmental health:

  • Sustainable Site — 14 possible
  • Water Efficiency  — 5 possible
  • Energy and Atmosphere  — 17 possible
  • Materials and Resources  — 13 possible
  • Indoor Environmental Quality  — 15 possible
  • Innovation & Design Process  — 5 possible

Check out the listing below for the certification level and number of LEED credits received for each building project. Then see other campus initiatives helping De Anza meet it's sustainability goals.

NEW BUILDINGS

Kirsch Center

Kirsch Center
for Environmental Studies

Opened September 2005, 52 points out of 69

  • Sustainable Sites 11/14
  • Water Efficiency 3/5
  • Energy and Atmosphere 16/17
  • Materials and Resources 4/9
  • Indoor Air Quality 15/15
  • Innovation and Design Process 3/5

Media and Learning Center

Media and Learning Center

Opened September 2012, 55 points out of 69

  • Sustainable Site — 12/14
  • Water Efficiency  — 3/5
  • Energy and Atmosphere  — 17/17
  • Materials and Resources  — 5/9
  • Indoor Environmental Quality  — 13/15
  • Innovation & Design Process  — 5/5

Visual and Performing Arts Center

Visual and Performing Arts Center

Opened November 2008, 33 points out of 69

  • Sustainable Site — 7/14
  • Water Efficiency  — 3/5
  • Energy and Atmosphere  — 5/17
  • Materials and Resources  — 4/13
  • Indoor Environmental Quality  —  12/15
  • Innovation & Design Process  — 2/5
Student and Community Services Building
Student and Community Services Building

Opened September 2005, 28 points out of 69

  • Sustainable Site — 5/14
  • Water Efficiency  — 3/5
  • Energy and Atmosphere  — 5/17
  • Materials and Resources  — 5/13
  • Indoor Environmental Quality  —  8/15
  • Innovation & Design Process  — 2/5
Science Center
Science Center

Opened September 2004

 

EXISTING BUILDING RENOVATIONS

Baldwin Winery

SILVER ▪ 34 points out of 69

East Cottage

CERTIFIED ▪ 31 points out of 69

Baldwin Winery Building East Cottage
Multicultural Center Seminar Building
Multicultural Center

CERTIFIED ▪ 32 points out of 69

Seminar Building

CERTIFIED31 points out of 69

Learn about other De Anza campus sustainability initiatives. Visit the U.S. Green Building Council website for more information about the LEED rating system.

 



QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS
Contact: CEAG Committee

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Last Updated: 4/21/14