Sustainability in Student Housing

sustainability practices

Cal State Fullerton has been focused on incorporating “green” design, construction and renovation elements into its buildings and outdoor space.

The five residence halls (Elm, Fig, Holly, Juniper, and Pine) and the Gastronome became the first student housing complex in California to be awarded the Platinum Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification by the U.S. Green Building Council in 2011.

The LEED certification is based on a number of components that include sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, indoor environmental quality and material selection.

In the summer of 2016, the majority of the interior and exterior lighting in the Doubles and Singles Apartments were retrofitted to LED fixtures, reducing energy consumption by an estimated annual savings of 250,000 kWh.