For the fourth time since 2007, a building on the campus of UC Merced has earned LEED “Gold” certification from the USGBC for excellence in environmentally responsible design, construction and operation, the university said today (March 5). The Science & Engineering Building provides laboratories, classrooms and office space for faculty and students whose work often requires highly sophisticated equipment, facilities and support services.
To date, four UC Merced buildings have earned “Gold” certification and one earned “Silver” (one level below “Gold”). Previously, the university’s Central Plant complex, the Leo & Dottie Kolligian Library, and the Classroom & Office Building were awarded LEED Gold certification, while the Valley Terraces and the Yablokoff-Wallace Dining Commons earned LEED Silver.
No other university in the country has earned LEED Silver or better for every building on campus.
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