Sustainability

To its core, the Mashouf Wellness Center (MWC) is a healthy facility, benefiting the individuals it serves and the environment in which it is located. Efficient energy consumption and practical sustainability were at the focal point of the construction and design phases of the project. The MWC has been recognized as LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Platinum, which is the highest level of recognition in green construction. As San Francisco State’s first LEED rated building and one of the few LEED Platinum collegiate recreation-wellness facilities in the country, the MWC is revolutionary at both local and national levels. Numerous innovative green strategies and features in the daily operation of the MWC bring the department's commitment to sustainability to life. 

 

What is LEED certification?

LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and is a green building certification through the U.S. Green Building Council. The certification requires meeting strict around design, construction, operation, and maintenance of green buildings. It aims to create more environmentally responsible and resource efficient buildings. There are multiple tiers of certification and the Mashouf Wellness Center holds the highest certification possible, LEED platinum. The MWC is the only building on campus with a LEED certification.

For more about the United States Green Building Council LEED Certification system, go to https://www.usgbc.org/