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The William H. Neukom Building

Sustainability

Reflecting the University's sustainability initiative, the design of the building aims to reduce its carbon footprint, maximize energy effectiveness, reduce water consumption, and create a healthy working environment. The new building takes maximum advantage of natural light and automated controls to reduce energy consumption to approximately 30% below what California's already stringent energy code requires. In addition, ventilation will optimize indoor air quality and energy efficiency, while the building's energy use will be evaluated over time for energy performance. Together, these strategies will result in an expected overall energy use that is one third the energy use of a comparable building in California.