Highlights: Buildings and Landscape
San Francisco State is committed to building high-performing green buildings in all new construction and making our older buildings as efficient as possible.
Our green building policies are outlined in the SF State Sustainable Development Framework.
Bulit in 2019, the Mashouf Wellness Center earned LEED Platinum certification.
New projects, including Manzanita Square, the new Creative Arts building, and new Science building, are planning earn LEED Gold certification.
SF State's Grounds department is cultivating a landscape that maintains urban biodiversity, minimizes water for irrigation, and prevents stormwater runoff.
Our irrigation system uses moisture sensors and central controls to avoid water waste.
The Mashouf Wellness Center uses graywater to meet all landscape irrigation needs.
Bioswales -- landscaped channels that filter and absorb rainwater -- throughout campus minimize our impact on San Francisco's stormwater system. Check out the huge bioswale in front of the Mashouf Wellness Center!
Sustainable landscaping policies are outlined in our Landscape Framework and Forest Management Plan.
Planning + Design
Our Planning + Design team incorporates sustainability in every planning decision. This includes the Campus Master Plan, transportation planning, and designing how people move through campus. For updates visit plan.sfu.edu.