Santa Cruz Residence Hall was extensively renovated this past summer and now offers earth-friendly living to UCSB students. Housing & Residential Services is seeking a LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Gold rating through a program administered by the US Green Building Council. Many sustainable measures were incorporated into the project, including energy efficient lighting, new bathroom exhaust fans and motors, double glazed windows, water efficient low-flow and dual flush fixtures, and flooring and finish materials with high recycled content. As you can see from the graph, energy usage has dropped significantly since the renovation. Together we can make a difference!