San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) congratulates Balboa Park on yet another milestone in sustainability: 10 LEED® certified buildings in the park!

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) certified buildings help promote a cleaner environment by reducing energy and water use as well as greenhouse gas emissions through efficient and sustainable practices.

In 2008, the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership (BPOC), the City of San Diego, SDG&E, and the San Diego Green Building Council committed to making the park’s buildings more sustainable and energy efficient. The most frequently implemented energy-efficiency tactics were heating, ventilation, and air conditioning upgrades; lighting retrofits; control upgrades; and computer server consolidation. Many institutions also implemented water-efficiency measures such as low-flow and faucet aerator installations.

Curious about which Balboa Park buildings are LEED® certified? Here’s the list:

  • The Old Globe
  • San Diego Natural History Museum
  • Fleet Science Center
  • WorldBeat Cultural Center
  • Casa de Balboa (San Diego History Center and Model Railroad Museum)
  • Casa del Prado (Casa del Prado Theatre)
  • House of Charm (Mingei International Museum and San Diego Art Institute)
  • San Diego Hall of Champions
  • Japanese Friendship Garden
  • San Diego Museum of Man

If you’re interested in learning more about forging your own path toward sustainability, please visit SDG&E’s Double LEED® Platinum Energy Innovation Center located at 4760 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, San Diego, CA, 92117. If you’d like to schedule a free tour, please visit:!