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What is LEED? Does UC Davis follow LEED guidelines?

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The U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high-performance “green” buildings. UC’s Sustainable Practices Policy (PDF) and related guidelines (PDF) require that all new construction and major renovation projects — except laboratory and acute care facilities — be built to a LEED “certified” rating. Existing buildings are expected to be retrofitted to meet LEED for Existing Buildings standards. New laboratory buildings will meet the LEED certified rating as well as the Laboratories for the 21st Century, or Labs21, Environmental Performance Criteria, as appropriate, in the future. Our policy also requires that each campus complete one project for existing buildings by 2008, and that large interior renovation projects meet the LEED Commercial Interiors certified rating.

For more information, see Sustainable Building Design and Construction.

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