Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Newly Renovated Cal Poly Rec Center LEED certified

LEED-Certified-goldCal Poly’s Recreation Center, which underwent a major renovation and addition of 65,000 square feet of space from 2010-12, has received LEED Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Gold is the second-highest certification awarded through the council’s LEED (or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system, which gives building owners and operators a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.

“Learning that our project was awarded LEED Gold certification is gratifying, because that was our aim throughout the planning and construction process,” said Interim ASI Executive Director Marcy Maloney. “We are proud to provide our students, faculty and staff with a beautiful, cutting-edge facility that also illustrates best practices in sustainable construction.”

With this latest designation, nearly one-third of the buildings on Cal Poly’s campus are now LEED certified.