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Environmental Health and Safety Facility

Santa Cruz, CA

Business Type

Campus waste management facility


7,000 square feet

The Environmental Health & Safety facility supports a broad range of campus activities including chemical, laboratory, and radiation safety, hazardous waste management, environmental protection, emergency response, and others. This new facility helps manage the increase in the campus' waste stream from regulated materials, while caring for the local environment.



  • LEED Silver

Progress Report

  • Outperforms the CEC Energy Code 2013
  • Meets the Labs21 Environmental Performance Criteria

Special features

  • Caissons raise the building to allow for extra elevation across a unique ravine.
  • Passive cooling helps keep the space comfortable while using low energy.
  • Variable air volume 100% outside air make-up air unit.

Blog Coverage

Managing Waste and Protecting the Environment