The District’s Green Building Policy requires that all new buildings and major renovations obtain at least a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Currently, the SDCCD is on track to obtain 43 LEED certifications, more than any single organization in San Diego County.
The Policy also requires that 10% of a project’s total energy is generated from renewable resources such as solar and thermal energy. Solar installations are now in place on buildings and parking structures throughout the District.
LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification, providing third-party verification that a building was designed and built using strategies and techniques aimed at improving energy savings and