Santa Clara University

Center for Student Leadership

Sustainability

  • iconGold LEED Status

    The Locatelli Activity Center has achieved Gold status on the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system for being a top-rated sustainable building not only at Santa Clara but also in the State of California.

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      LEED Gold Certification Plaque 2

  • iconEnergy Efficiency

    The Locatelli Activity Center is designed to blend in architecturally with other buildings on campus while integrating energy-efficient features like trellises and overhangs to reduce direct solar gain on the south and west face of the building.

  • iconWater Conservation

    Use of mortar-free pavers and decomposed granite for walkways around the building reduce water runoff. Unlike traditional cement sidewalks, which are completely water tight and drive water toward storm drains to flow straight into the Bay, brick pavers are permeable and allow water to pass through them. Water runoff from the building is diverted to planting areas to increase the infiltration rate and reduce the impact of storm water.

  • iconMaterials & Resources

    The Locatelli Activity Center is equipped with standard University recycling, waste, and composting bins. Student work areas have ample recycling and composting capabilities. Students using the building are strongly encouraged to divert their waste from the landfill. Santa Clara collects plastics #1-7, paper, aluminum, glass, and tin in "recycle" containers, food waste and biodegradable containers in "compost" containers, and whatever else remains in "landfill waste" containers.

  • iconSustainable Design

    Paints, surface coatings, and adhesives in the Locatelli Activity Center were chosen based on their low-emissions or non-emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Carpets are certified "Green Label" by the Carpet and Rug Institute, meaning the carpets are the lowest emitting carpet products on the market.

 
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