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Doing the right thing the green way

Campus Operations

UW Tacoma Facilities Services promotes sustainable campus operations by identifying opportunities for improvement, facilitating operational changes for energy and resource conversation, tracking sustainability performance, and educating stakeholders about sustainable alternatives. UW Tacoma is committed to reducing the environmental impacts of waste, water, transportation, and energy.

To learn more about the ways our campus is tackling these issues visit the sites below for information regarding our efforts!

LEED Leader

What is LEED?

The U.S. Green Building Council's LEED green building certification system is the foremost program for the design, construction and operation of green buildings. Over 100,000 projects are currently participating in the LEED rating systems, comprising over 8 billion square feet of construction space in all 50 states and 114 countries.
By using less energy, LEED-certified buildings save money for families, businesses and taxpayers; reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and contribute to a healthier environment for residents, workers and the larger community.

UW Tacoma was the first university campus in the state to build a LEED certified building with Cherry Parkes, LEED Silver, in 2003. Recently, the Joy Building earned LEED Platinum. Tioga Library, the newest campus building,earned LEED Gold certification.

LEED Building Map