Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.32
Liaison Carrie Metzgar
Submission Date May 3, 2013
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STARS v1.2

University of California, San Diego
ER-T2-4: Themed Housing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Kristin Hansen
Sustainability Analyst
Auxiliary & Plant Services
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Does the institution have sustainability-themed housing (residential floor or hall, or theme house) where residents learn about sustainability together and to which residents must apply?:

A brief description of the themed housing, including name(s) and descriptions of theme(s):

UC San Diego offers students the chance to live in International House (I-House), a wonderfully vibrant on-campus community dedicated to the promotion of international awareness and intercultural understanding at UC San Diego and around the world. Roughly 260 people from over 30 countries choose to make I-House their home each year. I-House sponsors many programs, including I-Cares. I-Cares is the volunteer service club within the I-House community. Previous I-Cares projects have included on-campus projects, projects based in the San Diego community, and some projects based in Mexico. Past events include Green Week (environmental sustainability), trips to an orphanage in Mexico, and tutoring local high school students. I-House also has numerous sustainable features throughout the personal and communal spaces. For example, there are radiators in personal room as opposed to heaters and, LED lighting fixtures, and blinds on windows in order to help with insulation.

The website URL where information about the themed housing is available:
The total number of residents in themed housing. :

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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