CSUSB's evergrowing campus has led to a spike for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certifications which provide high performance in key areas of human and environmental health such as: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. Below is a list of CSU San Bernardino’s LEED certified buildings:
- Coyote Commons, LEED Gold
- Coyote Village, LEED Silver
- Palm Desert Health Science, LEED Gold
- Coming soon: The Office of Sustainability is currently working with FPDC to erect LEED certified signs on various buildings including Center for Global Innovation
Tree Campus USA Schools
CSUSB is partnered with Tree Campus USA, a nationwide movement that provides the framework necessary for communities to manage and expand their green thumb. CSUSB’s commitment to a healthier environment is demonstrated through Arbor Day and Tree City USA recognition celebrations.
On a hot day, the sun's heat can dry exposed outdoor surfaces, such as roofs and pavement, hotter than the air temperature. Shaded or moist surfaces remain cooler and closer to air temperatures. Trees drastically contribute to the effects of heat island by deflecting the radiation from the sun and releasing more moisture into the air making it cooler.
With various gardens on campus, the Experimental Grove allows students in the Nutritional Science and Dietetics Program to appreciate and understand the meaning of Farm to Table. These gardens include:
- Peace garden, near the Natural Sciences department
- Rock garden, near the Kinesiology department
- Community garden, near Serrano Village