CAHSS Building Reaches Platinum LEED Certification!
The CAHSS building, home to the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, has achieved LEED Platinum through the rigorous US Green Building Council program. LEED Platinum is the highest level of achievement that can be obtained through the green building rating system. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. It evaluates buildings on a variety of environmental features: water, site, energy, indoor environmental quality, materials and innovation in design. Notable features that contributed to this achievement include: excellent energy efficiency, low-emitting paints, sealants and floor-boards, using regional materials and water efficient landscaping. Integrating sustainability into our built environment is a critical aspect of campus sustainability goals. Buildings and their construction together account for 36 percent of global energy use and 39 percent of energy-related carbon dioxide emissions annually (United Nations Environment Program). Every building built on campus is an opportunity to strive for sustainability goals and support healthy communities. Academic III is the second building on campus to achieve LEED Platinum, the Business and Information Technology Building also achieved LEED Platinum in 2016. Other buildings on campus have also met LEED standards, including the Library (LEED Silver). We will continue to strive to integrate ambitious sustainability goals in our buildings including LEED and the Living Community Challenge. This achievement is the result of strong collaboration and dedication to sustainability by the project team including: Facilities Planning, Design & Construction, Academic Affairs, CAHSS, Otto Construction and WRNS Studio.
Sustainability Leaders on Campus 2020 - 2021
Come meet our new Student Leaders of Sustainability!
CSUMB Ranked Among Sierra Magazine’s 2017 Cool Schools
SEASIDE, Calif., August 22, 2017 – California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB) was recognized today by Sierra magazine, the national magazine of the Sierra Club, who released its eleventh annual “Cool Schools” ranking of North America’s greenest colleges and universities.