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Campus Receives Its First Platinum LEED Status

January 31, 2013

Congratulations to the campus design and construction teams for the work that earned the dining commons expansion a LEED Platinum certification.

The U.S. Green Building Council awards LEED status according to the number of points a building scores by meeting multiple sustainability criteria. This makes UC Merced’s 10th LEED certified building project, and the first to achieve platinum status. Other buildings on campus are awaiting certification and campus leaders fully expect platinum designation on such projects as the new housing units, the recreation center expansion and the Social Science and Management Building.

Thomas Lollini, associate vice chancellor for physical planning, design and construction, and the campus architect, thanked the teams for their “fine work on the quality and performance of this building addition. Great job!”

The expansion planning and construction took about 18 months to complete.