Sustainable Building Standards
The new campus incorporates the successful sustainable building standards of Santa Monica College within a new building that will be LEED® certified. It will promote efficiencies in water and energy use, feature a green roof, reduce storm water runoff, treat storm water runoff from the reconstructed surface parking lot, control night-sky light pollution meeting rigorous dark sky standards, incorporate native plants in project landscaping, and maximize the building’s operational efficiency by providing a passive air ventilation and circulation system.
Section Through Classroom
- Low energy
- Does not rely on wind: can take place on still, hot summer days when most needed.
- Natural occurring force (convection)
- Stable air flow (compared to wind)
- Greater control in choosing areas of air intake
- Sustainable method.
Key Sustainable Features
Section A-A Through Classroom: Natural Convection
- Green Roof
- 30% Permeable Paving
- Storm Water Retention Basin
- Drought Tolerant Landscaping
- Sun Shade / Advanced Lighting Controls
- High Efficiency Dual Pane Glazing
- Ventilation Louvers
- Bicycle Parking
- Public Transportation
- Farmer's Market
- Natural Day Lighting
- Recycling Area