State of California LEED Certified Buildings

This page features information about state-owned or state-leased facilities awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certifications by the U.S. Green Building Council.

CA Department of General Services listing of LEED certified state buildings. Read more 

U.S. Green Building Council listing of LEED certified state buildings. Read more


LEED for New Construction (LEED NC) is designed to guide and distinguish high-performance commercial and institutional projects, including office buildings, high-rise residential buildings, government buildings, recreational facilities, manufacturing plants and laboratories.

LEED for Existing Buildings (LEED EB) helps building owners and operators measure operations, improvements and maintenance on a consistent scale, with the goal of maximizing operational efficiency while minimizing environmental impacts.  LEED for Existing Buildings addresses whole-building cleaning and maintenance issues (including chemical use), recycling programs, exterior maintenance programs, and systems upgrades.

LEED for Commercial Interiors (LEED CI) is applied to tenant improvements and used for certifying high-performance green interiors that are healthy, productive places to work; are less costly to operate and maintain; and have a reduced environmental footprint.


LEED for Core & Shell (LEED CS) is a green building rating system for designers, builders, developers and new building owners who want to address sustainable design for new core and shell construction. Core and shell covers base building elements such as structure, envelope and the HVAC system.


For more information on LEED rating systems, please visit the U.S. Green Building Council website.