University of California, Riverside


Built Environment


Built Environment

UCR is currently undergoing a period of rapid growth. A revision of the 2005 Long Range Development Plan (LRDP) completed in 2011 combine with current projections as of June 2013, UCR anticipates that student enrollment will expand to 25,000 by 2020, a 96 percent increase over 2000 levels. The university plans to construct an estimated 8 million square feet of new facilities to accommodate the anticipated growth. To that end, UCR has designed an aggressive build-out of the West Campus, which will include housing facilities, academic buildings, and a new medical school. As of 2014 the UCR Recreation Center, School of Medicine, and Glen Mor 2 have been completed.

LEED projects Map 2015:


The U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification program is the national rating system for sustainable building design and construction. This program has been embraced throughout the UC system as each campus strives to reduce the environmental impact of its capital projects.

UCR is adopting an ambitious goal to design and construct all new and renovation projects to a LEED Gold standard at minimum. The campus is committing to certifying all projects through the USGBC to ensure projects meet the rigorous review afforded through third-party verification and to comply with the 2012 UC Sustainable Practices Policy. While ambitious, UCR is intentionally pushing the envelope to set a high standard for the construction of the West Campus. By adopting Gold as its baseline standard, the university can take a strategic long-term planning approach that uses the LEED rating system to facilitate the development of an energy and resource efficient West Campus.

The UC system has 233 LEED certified buildings to date. UCR has 6 LEED certified buildings to date. School of Medicine Research Building earned LEED NC Gold in 2012 and School of Medicine Education Building earned LEED Silver in 2014. As of 2015 UCR has 14 new LEED certified buildings, for a total of 16 LEED certified buildings on campus.

LEED Registered Projects at UCR

LEED New Construction (NC) Projects:

•School of Medicine Research Building – Gold 2012
•School of Medicine Education Building – Silver 2014
•Student Recreation Center Expansion – Gold 2015
•Glen Mor 2 (Group Certification of 8 buildings) – Gold anticipated 2015
•Environmental Health & Sciences – Gold anticipated 2016

 LEED Existing Building Operations and Maintenance (EBOM) Projects:

•Glen Mor 1 (Group Certification of 4 buildings) – Gold 2014
•Material Science and Engineering Building – Certified 2015




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