In alignment with the mission and values around sustainability expressed by SDSU and its associated organizations, the housing enterprise including Housing Administration (OHA), Residential Education (REO), Housing Facilities Services (HFS) and student leadership of the Residence Hall Association (RHA) endeavor to provide leadership for the sustainability initiatives within the on-campus residential facilities.

The sustainability Initiative provides leadership in reviewing, recommending, implementing and promoting our sustainability practices while addressing areas of education, operations and physical assets. 

Interested in joining our sustainability initiative? Sign up to hear more information, make a difference, or even volunteer with us.

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Green Building Certifications

We incorporate sustainability principles in the placement, design and construction or renovation of our residential buildings using the internationally recognized Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program through the U.S. Green Building Council. 

  • The Office of Housing Administration maintains a minimum standard of LEED Silver equivalency for new construction and major renovations
  • The housing enterprise has five LEED-certified professionals on staff
  • Four residential communities are LEED-certified


Huāxyacac (2020)


Tenochca Low Rise (2019)
Tula (2019)

LEED Silver

South Campus Plaza - North (2017)
South Campus Plaza - South (2017)
Zura (2016)
LEED Silver

The LEED® certification trademark is owned by the U.S. Green Building Council® and is used with permission.


News and Events

  • Give It Up Annual Donation Drive

    Please consider donating unwanted non-perishable food items, clothes, housewares, bedding and usable goods upon move-out. Prove your residence hall is an SDSU legend. Collection bins for donation items are available in your residence hall. 


  • Give It Up Results

    San Diego Food bank donations average around 4000 pounds each year

    San Diego Food bank donations average around 4,000 pounds each year.

  • Past Events and Awards

    electricity competition
    Proud to be in nation's Top 10 campus conservation schools. Together we saved 1.9 million kWh!

Campus Partners

   San Diego State University–Sustainability Starts Here   SDSU Dining Green LoveEnviro-Business Society (e3)