|Overall Rating||Gold - expired|
|Submission Date||May 18, 2011|
University of California, San Diego
Tier2-3: Model Room in a Residence Hall
|0.25 / 0.25||
Does the institution have an occupied, formally designated model room in a residence hall that is open to students during regular hours and demonstrates sustainable living principles?:
A brief description of the model room:
UC San Diego’s newest on-campus housing complex for transfer students, The Village, offers a model apartment for tours. The Village meets LEED Silver standards. The 15-story apartment tower has exterior sunshades, includes sustainable materials and has native landscaping that requires little irrigation water. There are long-term savings from the latest energy- and water-conservation technologies and individual units are illuminated during the day primarily with natural light. Each apartment has its own electrical meter to discourage discretionary energy consumption. The apartments are heated with a high-efficiency heating system and residents cool their units on warm days by simply opening windows: there is no air conditioning.
The website URL where information about the model room in the residence hall is available:
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