Kirsch Center for Environmental Studies
De Anza College
Cupertino, California (Silicon Valley)
Stevens Creek watershed
ne of the highest regarded
environmental studies centers in
North America. This building is
the integration of green
design methods at their best.
Approximately 80% reduction in energy
use compared to a comparable college
building. Winner of the first ever Livable
Building award by the nation’s premier
organization of building scientists.
First LEED Platinum community college
building in the United States.
And – this is a well-loved building.
Its sophisticated and welcoming variety
of study, group work and teaching
spaces are inconstant, productive use.
This is a place where energy
management students and biodiversity
students work together in a positive,
When the building opened, the building
committee asked Dave to continue his
work with them and to begin teaching
green building courses here – which
he continues to do.