worker installing solar panelsSDSU Mission Valley is being designed to exemplify excellence in sustainable design and operations. It has been designed to attain these goals by following specific sustainability standards.

  • Each non-stadium building will be designed to achieve or exceed LEED Silver (Version 4). Additionally, sustainability will be a component of the scoring criteria during the procurement process, and potential developers will be awarded bonus points for their commitment to implement strategies above and beyond LEED Silver. 
  • The new Aztec Stadium will be designed to be LEED Gold certified.
  • SDSU Mission Valley will pursue LEED Version 4 at a Silver or better certification level in Neighborhood Development for the entire site.
  • The housing and Innovation District buildings are being designed to limit the use of natural gas.
  • Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels will be incorporated on approximately 428,458 square feet of available roof space located throughout SDSU Mission Valley.
  • All structured parking on the site will be naturally ventilated.
  • Approximately 900 parking spaces will be built with the necessary infrastructure to accommodate the future installation of electric vehicle (EV) chargers (i.e., EV-ready), and 450 of the EV-ready parking spaces will be equipped with operable EV charging stations.
  • The existing parking lot will be replaced with approximately 80 acres of park and open space. Read more about the River Park and Open Space.
  • 80% of the existing stadium and parking lot will be diverted from the landfill and recycled.