Going Green at UCLA

Author: Stephanie Miller
Published: June 19, 2013
The Cal Epsilon House Corporation has been recognized by the Green Building & Design magazine team in the latest edition. With assistance from the Phi Psi Foundation, the UCLA group has designed and is currently constructing an impressive new chapter house, one that garnering accolades from many architecture companies especially those specializing in “green” structures. All those involved with the project felt the path to LEED silver certification was important and set a tone of partnership and leadership within the college housing space.

On the path to certification, there are 100 possible base points distributed across five major credit categories: Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy and Atmosphere, Materials and Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality, plus an additional 6 points for Innovation in Design and an additional 4 points for Regional Priority. Silver certification is 50-59 points, a level the developers at DM Development feel is appropriate for the new facility. To read more about Cal Epsilon’s visionary new home and the donors, individuals and firms behind the project, visit Green Buildings & Design’s website.

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