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King Library LEED certification

This research guide describes the green features of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library, as defined by the LEED certification for the Operations & Maintenance for existing buildings, and focuses on the interconnections of buildings, community and self.

SJSU Annual Sustainability Report

Finding information about SJSU's LEED buildings

You can find information about your building and credit across a wide variety of resources:

1.  Google Images,  Search Google Images to find photos of buildings and people using the buildings.  Search by the name of the building and SJSU. 

2.  Search the SJSU website to locate news and updates about the buildings you are analyzing. Search by the name of the building or the credit you are studying. 

3.  Social media, youtube, twitter, instagram, tiktok may contain photos and video clips of someone in the building you are studying.  Search by the name of the building and what you are studying, energy use, windows, lighting, etc. 

4.  Searching the article databases below.   You may have to run a general search for your topic like: LEED and libraries or student unions and LEED.  Try switching out LEED for "Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design" and the type of building you are exploring (student housing, student recreation center, library, student union, etc.)  

Researching green buildings in the databases

SJSU Students can access these databases using their SJSU Tower Card & Password

 You can search by the building's name and be sure to include SJSU in one of the search fields.  You may have to search for articles generally related to your topic if you don't find anything by the building's name.  Try searching for LEED and libraries or green student unions and LEED for example.  


Alternative Building Rating Systems