The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building certification program is an internationally recognized benchmark for high performance green buildings, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council. The University of California has a policy to design and build all new buildings to a minimum standard equivalent to LEED Silver.
- Cuarto Dining Commons – LEED Gold for Commercial Interiors
- Emerson Hall – LEED Silver for Existing Building Operations and Maintenance
- Wall Hall – LEED Silver for Existing Building Operations and Maintenance
- Segundo Services Center – LEED Platinum for New Construction
- Tercero II (Wall, Potter & Campbell) - LEED Gold for New Construction
Tercero North is a LEED candidate and is expected to achieve LEED Gold. All seven buildings are registered as one project under group certification for New Construction.
Aside from rating systems for new construction and major renovations, LEED includes a rating system for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance. Student Housing uses this system as a guide for operations and maintenance of existing buildings.