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Mission Bay Aquatic Center Gets LEED Certified


Mission Bay Aquatic Center 1001 Santa Clara Place Mission Beach CA 92109. Phone: (858) 488-1000
The Mission Bay Aquatic Center, a facility managed by the Associated Students of San Diego State University and University of California San Diego Recreation, obtained platinum-level certification for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance from the U.S. Green Building Council.


Platinum certification is the highest level sustainable building certification available, and the first of its kind for an existing project in the city of San Diego or in the California State University system.

High-Level Certification

Several strategies were implemented to obtain the high-level certification, including:

  • Installing an array of solar panels
  • Harvesting rain water
  • Reducing energy use throughout the building mbac Now 100 percent powered by the sun
  • Encouraging staff to use alternate transportation
  • Minimizing trash diversion
  • Using environmentally preferred office and cleaning products

The U.S. Green Building Council student chapters at SDSU and UC San Diego, and Mission Bay Aquatic Center staff members implemented the sustainable strategies for nearly a year and a half before applying for certification with the U.S. Green Building Council.

For more information about the Mission Bay Aquatic Center, visit


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