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MissionBayAquaticCenter earns #LEED Platinum Certification thanks to UCSD & SDSU students @SustainUCS…

By Cory Trusty, President of USGBC Students UCSD. Did you know that the Mission Bay Aquatic Center (MBAC) at UC San Diego is the largest waterfront instructional facility in the world? Well lucky for us, we now have another bragging right. MBAC recently achieved LEED EB: O&M Platinum certification, quite the milestone for both the students and faculty involved in the process. The best part about it? The certification was coordinated by only two staff members, with the help of over 30 student volunteers. As an active member of UCSD's USGBC Students group, I was fortunate to serve as the student lead on this amazing and unique project. This project is interesting because MBAC is the only facility jointly owned and operated by UCSD and San Diego State University (SDSU). The two faculty members on the project, Glen Brandenburg, director of MBAC, and Michelle Perez, sustainabil...

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