LEED 1.0 Name of Product Name of Company Green Information In Base Bid Cost of Category or Process or Provider or Greening
“white-cap” roofing Sarnafil, US Donald Bren Hall upgraded from built-up-roofing to single-No $24,083
ply thermoplastic roof membrane labeled as a G410 at 4.8-
millimeter thickness. It has a solar reflectivity of 83%.
landscaping and Valley Crest Tree Nineteen California sycamore trees were placed around Yes
planting Company Donald Bren Hall to shade the building and reduce “heat
island” effect. The landscape around Bren Hall features
native and drought-tolerant plants.
day-lighting The Watt Stopper The day-lighting controls detect the amount of natural No $81,626
controls daylight entering the room and adjust the level of lighting
operable Wausau Windows Operable windows enable load-free climate control by No $26,901
windows/HVAC and taking advantage of on-site ocean breezes. HVAC
interlock Johnson Controls, interlock uses a sensor that turns heaters off while windows
Inc. are open, preventing unnecessary heat loss.
automatic control Johnson Controls, Automatic controls on heating and airflow based on Yes
sequences Inc. permanent CO and air monitors ensure maximum indoor 2 environmental quality with minimal energy use.
photovoltaic panels PowerLight The 42-kilowatt system of photovoltaic panels generate No $11,964
seven to ten percent of Donald Bren Hall’s energy needs. plus
The panels lie flat, requiring no roof penetrations. donation
renewable energy University of Donald Bren Hall is supplied with 31% renewable energy
California/Arizona from waste gas from the Arizona Power Authority (APS).
Power Authority This purchased energy, plus the photovoltaic energy
produced on site, enable Donald Bren Hall to use over 40%
condensing boiler Parker Boiler The boiler was upgraded to an 85%-efficient, low-emission Yes
unit that generates all the heating for Donald Bren Hall.
cooling tower Marley This unit maximizes the efficiency of the chilled water No $18,624
system, including the cooling tower, chiller, and associated
water chiller Trane Donald Bren Hall’s chiller is connected to the campus No $4,704
chilled water loop. The shared load reduces the Bren
chiller’s run time to approximately 15%.
full commissioning EASI Consulting Donald Bren Hall is the first building at UCSB to be fully Not part of
commissioned, which occurs when a third party evaluates construction
all mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems to ensure a budget
building is operating to specifications.
measurement and EASI Consulting The Measurement and Verification Plan used during the Yes $0
verification commissioning process was developed by EASI Consulting
protocol to ensure the building operates as designed.
construction waste Donald Bren Hall The goal of the plan was to recycle 75% of the waste Yes
management plan generated during the construction of Donald Bren Hall.
Ultimately, 100 % of the demolition waste and 93% of
construction waste was diverted from a landfill.
cccupant recycling Donald Bren School The goal of the Donald Bren School was to recycle 75% of Yes
its office waste. A waste audit performed in February 2002
revealed that the Bren School recycles 89% of its waste.
fly ash in concrete Vulcan Materials Fly ash replaces part of the cement used in the concrete mix Yes $87,887
Company in Donald Bren Hall. Derived from head impurities in coal,
it increases resistance to sulfate and seawater and makes a
stronger structure. Fly ash is also cheaper than cement and
does not off-gas CO, which is a greenhouse gas. Concrete 2
on first and second floors is composed of approximately
20% fly ash; concrete on the third and fourth floors of
approximately 15% fly ash.
2 porous paving Grasspave Turf block is a porous paving technology that is made from Yes
100% recycled plastic. It is used in place of asphalt and
improves the environment by recharging water tables,
absorbing CO, creating oxygen, and reducing “heat island” 2
effect. Donald Bren Hall used these porous turf blocks for
the fire road that runs on the north, east, and south sides of
steel and rebar Nucor, Vista Steel, All steel and rebar used in Donald Bren Hall has 95-100% Yes
Tulsa Steel, TAMCO recycled content.
exterior building Thermafiber Thermafiber consists of spun mineral fibers and has a Yes
insulation recycled content of 60%. It is noncombustible, asbestos-
free, moisture-resistant, non-corrosive, and mildew- and
vermin-proof. It is exceptionally durable, and resistant to
temperatures up to 2,000 ;F.
interior building John Mansville The Sound Shield fiberglass used for interior insulation has Yes
insulation Fiberglass an R-11 value. It contains 18% post-consumer re-melted
glass and 7% pre-consumer recycled glass for a total of
25% recycled content.
roof insulation John Mansville Thermal Shield SSK25 with a R-19 value and 25% Yes
Fiberglass recycled content was used for the roof insulation.
fireproofing Monokote MK6 The fireproofing in Donald Bren Hall has 20% recycled Yes
content and covers all the structural steel throughout the
building. It is made from gypsum, polystyrene, common
cellulose, and recycled newsprint and contains no asbestos
or mineral fibers. It is also HCFC-, HFC-, and CFC-free.
tree grates Neenah Foundry The tree grates, located in the courtyard, are made from Yes
Company 100% recycled metals.
wood benches Sylvania Certified, The benches in the courtyard of Donald Bren Hall are Yes
LLC Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified Ipe
(pronounced ee-pay) wood. Ipe wood is an extremely
dense, tight-grained wood that has a high natural durability.
The planter box benches are FSC-certified teak hardwood.
glass mulch Glass Garden Recycled glass was mixed into the concrete in the courtyard Yes
area and also used as mulch in the courtyard planter box.
gypsum board USG The gypsum board used for dry wall is made from 27% Yes
recycled content of corn/wheat starch, waste paper,
recaptured gypsum, and natural gypsum.
ceiling tiles USG The ceiling tiles contain 74% recycled content, which Yes
includes slag, cornstarch, waste paper, recaptured gypsum,
and damaged ceiling tiles.
ceiling suspension USG The ceiling grid, which holds all the ceiling tiles in Donald Yes
system Bren Hall, contains 25% recycled aluminum.
“renewed” carpet Milliken The 10-year-old carpet tiles selected for use were “super
cleaned,” re-dyed, and then placed in Donald Bren Hall.
The carpet is PVC-free and has already off-gassed, thus
improving air quality. By installing re-used carpet, Donald
Bren Hall kept 14 tons of carpet out of landfill.
linoleum Armstrong World Linoleum is a renewable product that has been available for No (-$66,909
Industries hundreds of years. It is made from all-natural products, for deletion
including jute, rosin, linseed oil, and natural pigments. of vinyl
When light hits the linseed oil, it oxidizes and produces a composition
natural antibiotic, which inhibits any bacterial growth. tile)
Linoleum also does not off-gas any VOCs . Linoleum is
used in the laboratories and hallways of Donald Bren Hall. $140,889
rubber flooring To Market The rubber flooring is made from 100% post-consumer Yes
recycled tires. It is very durable, ergonomically friendly,
and stain-resistant. It also has low to no VOCs and does
not promote microbial or fungal growth.
cork flooring To Market Cork flooring is a renewable and natural product made of Yes
100% cork. A cork tree sheds its cork every seven to ten
years, so there is no need to destroy trees in order to use
this product. It is resistant to mold and mildew,
hypoallergenic, very durable, and an excellent thermal
laboratory doors Weyerhaeuser The laboratory doors in Donald Bren Hall are made from Yes
certified sustainably harvested maple wood.
lab casework Fisher Hamilton Sixty million tons of wheat straw waste are produced in the Yes
U.S. each year. Instead of burning it, manufacturers are
using it to make wheat board as a substitute for particle
board, which contains formaldehyde. The lab casework in
Bren Hall is made from 95% recycled hulled wheat husks.
This wheatboard is an emissions-free board (EFB).
ceramic tiles DalTile The floor tiles in the bathrooms have 10% recycled content Yes
of broken tiles and glass.
toilet stall partitions Santana The stall partitions in the bathrooms are made of up to 90% Yes
recycled plastic. This plastic is very durable.
recycled glass Counter Production The counter tops in the bathrooms and kitchen areas are No $29,452
counter tops composed of 80% post-consumer recycled glass.
recycled and re-Steelcase The furniture in Donald Bren Hall has 60% recycled Yes
used furniture content and is recyclable. The painted furniture has a
powder-coat finish that eliminates as many VOCs as
possible when produced. The upholstered furniture uses
CFC-free foam and fabrics made from plastic bottles. Re-
used furniture came from areas the Donald Bren School
previously occupied on campus.
biodegradable Designtex The fabrics used in Donald Bren Hall are 100% No $6,814
fabrics biodegradable, and some contain recycled content. The
fabrics are produced with no ozone-depleting chemicals or
carcinogens, and are some of the most environmentally
friendly fabrics made today.
automatic Sloan Infrared-activated water faucet and single-flush valves were No $51,704
faucet/flush valves installed in the bathrooms of Donald Bren Hall to minimize
water waste. Each flush uses only 1.6 gallons of water.
waterless urinals Waterless, LLC Based on campus usage statistics, waterless urinals will Yes
save about 40,000 gallons of water per year, per urinal.
Ten urinals are installed in Donald Bren Hall.
cooling towers Baltimore Air Coil Drift eliminators attached to the cooling towers prevent Yes
Company evaporation and allow water conservation.
reclaimed water Goleta Sanitary Donald Bren Hall uses reclaimed water for landscape No $65,784
District irrigation and in the first floor toilets.
system filters Donald Bren School Filters used during construction were changed out prior to No $5,852
tenant occupancy of Donald Bren Hall. Another set is
stored in the building for a future change-out.
air monitoring Johnson Controls, Throughout Donald Bren Hall there are permanent air No $95,627
systems Inc. monitors for CO, CO. VOCs , and particulates. 2
paint ICI Dulux The paint used in Donald Bren Hall has zero to low VOCs. Yes
It meets EPA standards and surpasses the 2005 air-quality
indoor mats Milliken Floor mats are placed in the entrances to the laboratory Yes
wing in order to extract 60-70% of the particles from foot
traffic, thus reducing the amount of foreign particles
entering the building. This enhances the indoor air quality
of Donald Bren Hall and gives the users a healthier and
cleaner environment to work in.
EX01 Credit 1 LEED-certified Zimmer, Gunsal, A certified LEED designer from ZGF oversaw the Donald Not in
design Frasca Bren Hall project at all times. construction
EX02 Innovation innovation credit Flack + Kurtz There are three lab exhaust stacks on the roof of the No $87,392 Credit 2 building, sized in three levels—small, medium, and large—
to meet the amount of the lab exhaust produced. This
staging upon demand reduces energy consumption.