UCSB Building Earns LEED Certification
Green Clips, June 14, 2000
taken from the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, June 7, 2000
The Bren School of Environmental Science & Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara has achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Designed by Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Partnership, the building will be naturally lit, heated and cooled including an office wing that has operable windows instead of air conditioning. The School is also planning to generate its own electricity with a fuel cell and photovoltaic tiles. The 84,672 square-foot building will be constructed with a long list of materials manufactured from recycled and renewable resources. Toilets will flush with reclaimed water. When completed in 2002, the building will provide space for the University's programs in ecology, earth systems sciences, environmental engineering and other environmentally related programs.