CSU San Marcos touts energy efficient student union

Right across the freeway. Who knew?

IE Grapevine

CSUSM’s new student union, built to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification standards, opened to students during spring semester. The new four-story, 89,283-square-foot building is located near the center of campus, adjacent to Cesar Chavez Circle, with the fourth floor entrance opening onto Kellogg Plaza. The $43.9 million project was funded through student fees.

 CSUSM Vice President for Finance and Administrative Services (left) accepted a check from SDG&E Director of Commercial & Industrial Services Dawn Welch (right) at a special presentation on Apr. 24.
CSUSM Vice President for Finance and Administrative Services (left) accepted a check from SDG&E Director of Commercial & Industrial Services Dawn Welch (right) at a special presentation on Apr. 24.

“To have a LEED Certified building is no easy feat as it requires the building to be designed, constructed and maintained to eliminate negative environmental impact through skillful and sensitive design,” said Linda Hawk, Vice President for Finance and Administrative Services. “While these are amazing accomplishments, we are not stopping here – we will continue to seek innovative and environmentally conscious ways to…

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