As part of San Jose State's commitment to sustainability, new buildings will be designed to at least LEEDExternal Link that Will Take User Outside SJSU Domain Silver standards.

Moss Landing Marine Labs


Built to replace the original Lab which was destroyed by the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, the new Lab opened in 2000.

LEED Plaque

It was selected by the US Green Building Council (USGBC) as one of fifty buildings nationwide to pilot a new program for the Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design for Existing Buildings (LEED-EB) standards and in 2004 was certified EB Gold.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

King Library From Top of Tower Hall

Designed in 1999 to LEED-NC Silver standards, USGBC certification was not pursued when the building opened in 2003.

In 2008, it was decided that SJSU would apply for LEED-EB certification. A committee was assembled and work began. The performance period is Spring, 2010.

King LEED Credits

Student Union Expansion and Renovation Project

New Student Union

LEED Silver Standards


Student Health & Counseling Facility Project

New Health and Counseling Facility

LEED Silver Standards