26 July 2012 – Ellison Hall Achieves LEED Gold Certification

Ellison’s certification is based on an extensive assessment of building and occupant performance in the areas energy and water efficiency, purchasing and recycling. Additionally, campus-wide sustainable practices including green cleaning and grounds maintenance were considered by the US Green Building Council in awarding Ellison Hall a Gold rating. The following are among the notable achievements documented at Ellison throughout the 12-month LEED assessment period:

86 percent diversion (recycling) rate for all waste generated by building occupants
Energy efficiency rating in the 80th percentile as demonstrated by a DOE benchmarking analysis
34 percent water use reduction following TGIF-funded fixture retrofit project
One of the oldest LEED certified existing buildings in the UC – second only to UCSB’s Girvetz Hall
Ellison Hall is UCSB’s 12th LEED for Existing Buildings certified facility. Congratulations to everybody at FM and Ellison who worked hard for this acknowledgement!