What is LEED?
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LEED is a rating system devised by the U.S. Green Building Council to evaluate the environmental performance of a building and encourage market transformation toward sustainable design.
Between April 2014 and March 2015, CalSTRS underwent a recertification of our headquarters building under the U.S. Green Building Council’s “LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance 2009.” During this time, significant achievements were made in water use reduction, energy efficiency practices, sustainable purchasing and solid waste management.
In September 2015, the CalSTRS headquarters building was awarded its second certification at the LEED Platinum level.
The new CalSTRS San Diego Member Service Center, which opened in November 2016, achieved the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED 2014 certification at the Gold level. Our other member service centers located in Glendale, Irvine, Riverside and Santa Clara are also housed in LEED-certified buildings or office spaces.
Learn more about CalSTRS’ LEED certifications in our sustainability report, Fostering a Secure Future.
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