It is estimated that people spend nearly 90% of their time in buildings, so indoor environmental quality profoundly impacts human health. Maximizing the safety, livability, and sustainability of a space is essential in maintaining an exceptional public venue, which is our team’s goal for Pauley Pavilion, UCLA’s on-campus arena. Using the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system established by the U.S. Green Building Council, our team intends to build the foundation of knowledge that will expedite sustainable improvements to Pauley Pavilion, with the ultimate goal of completing LEED re-certification. With a seating capacity of over 13,000, Pauley Pavilion hosts UCLA’s men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s volleyball, women’s gymnastics, as well as numerous other events like Bruin Bash, Spring Sing, Dance Marathon, and the Kids’ Choice Sports Awards. Pauley Pavilion originally applied for and received certification under LEED v2 for New Construction following its major round of renovations that concluded in 2012; we are seeking certification under LEED v4 for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance (EBOM). Our work entails building a model which will house cost estimates for attaining each of the LEED rating levels (Certified, Silver, Gold, and Platinum), as well as knowledge gaps and individual credit descriptions. This project also involves collaboration with UCLA Capital Programs, Recreation, and Facilities Management, amongst other stakeholders.
Stakeholder: Todd Lynch
Leaders: Anne Youngdahl and Adam Gushansky
Members: Ileana Callejas, Chu Young Woo, Shannon Cavanaugh, Erick S. Ocampo-Ramos