A Green Tour of the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences building, highlighting the sustainable features.
The Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences (TCES) represents a unique collaboration between Sierra Nevada College and UC Davis. It provides a world-class center for scientific research in the understanding of alpine lakes and watersheds and the preservation of their environmental quality.
The Facility is the first building in the Tahoe Basin designed and built to achieve certification under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in energy and Environmental Design) rating system, striving to obtain the highest rating, “platinum.”
The green tour highlights many of the green (or environmentally friendly) building features of the TCES. “Green Points of Interest” signs are posted along the tour route with information about these features.
Senior Tiago Galletti gives a quick tour of the basement of the TCES building and explains what Sustainability means to him.