Middle Earth Housing Expansion 

Certified LEED Platinum in 2020

 

Green Building Features:

  • Received all available credits for water use reduction, optimizing energy performance and innovation in design
  • Extra credits for on-site renewable energy, beating California’s energy code by more than 34% 
  • Received all available credits in alternative transportation, for having close public transportation access 
  • Uses recycled water and drought-tolerant landscaping irrigation
  • Received full points for energy highlighting a 50 kW solar panel system used for clean energy production and natural ventilation
  • Visible green stormwater design incorporates bio-filtration terraced zones that reduce pressure for campus systems
  • Green roofs are located on all lower levels to reinforce the meadow concept and reduce heat-island effect