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. 

Join the Sustainability Initiative for additional information or to volunteer with us.

Join the Sustainability Initiative

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
  • Six residential facilities 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.

Green Room Certification

What you do on a daily basis matters. Small actions taken every day can significantly reduce your personal impact on the environment. Get recognized for your sustainability efforts and learn new ways to make an impact. 

Green Your Room


News and Events

  • Give It Up Annual Donation Drive

    Each year during move-out, residents may donate unwanted, non-perishable food items, clothes, housewares, bedding and usable goods. Collection bins for donation items are placed at each residential community.


  • Give It Up Results

    Give it up

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

  • Past Events and Awards

    electricity competition
    SDSU is part of the nation's Top 10 campus conservation schools. 

Campus Partners

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