Sustainability

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.