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TJSL building receives LEED Gold certification

Thomas Jefferson School of Law's new downtown campus has achieved gold certification under the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Program. The building was designed and built to be as energy-efficient as possible, to reduce the school’s environmental footprint and to generate solar electricity for the San Diego Gas & Electric grid.

There is a 49 kilowatt photovoltaic energy system on the main roof, owned and operated by SDG&E, that generates clean electricity to be fed directly back into the grid. The building design also conserves water – requiring an estimated 20 percent less water than average, while the water-efficient landscape design requires about 50 percent less water.

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