The United States Green Building Council administers a Green Building Rating System known as “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.”
Our campus was LEED Certified in 2009
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno Campus was built to LEED ® performance criteria.
- Open space preserved
- "Heat Island" effect reduced by using high Solar Reflective Index roof surfaces
- Xeriscaping reduces water use by 50%
- Interior water use reduced with low-flow toilets, waterless urinals, low-use faucets
Materials and Resources
- Construction materials were recycled
- Sustainable flooring materials used (i.e. bamboo, Marmoleum)
- Concrete contains “fly-ash,” a waste product of coal-fired plants
Indoor Environmental Quality
- All adhesives, sealants, paints, carpeting and furniture are low VOC (volatile organic compounds) emitting
Energy and Atmosphere
- All heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems are CFC free
- Overall energy use of building is 33.5% below Title-24 baseline
- Roof overhang minimizes summer sun and maximizes winter sunlight and natural light
- High efficiency, low-E 2 dual pane windows
- Building orientation reduces solar gain
In addition, we preserved a number of mature trees including an orange orchard. One home on the property was repurposed for the office, meeting rooms and nursery; another was sold and moved off site.
We will be pleased to share our experiences regarding both the financial and construction aspects of our campus. To facilitate this you are invited to contact the Church office at www.uufresno.org or at (559) 322-6146.