Leed® Certifications

Together with the City of San Diego, San Diego Gas & Electric, San Diego Green Building Council, community partners and our member organizations, the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership’s Sustainability Program worked diligently to bring a total of 10 LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification projects to historic Balboa Park! This legacy goal helps to communicate the amazing work already taking place in Balboa Park and sets forth a path of innovative best practices for the Park’s future.

Since 2008, the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership and its partners have been committed to making the Park’s buildings more sustainable and energy efficient. The certification of 10 buildings is a significant milestone in this ongoing greening process. Read more on the 10 LEED in Balboa Park announcement, here. 2019 proved to be another milestone marker in maintaining the 10 LEED in Balboa Park centennial legacy, read more about the four LEED recertifications here.

To celebrate the 10 LEED buildings, we created a video series on this impressive group of historic buildings to inform the public of these projects, and to inspire others to explore LEED certifications. We wanted to acknowledge all of the hard work that went into this massive undertaking. Check out all the videos on the Balboa Park YouTube Channel!

LEED® Certifications in Balboa Park

Currently Balboa Park is home to ten (10) LEED® certifications.


San Diego Natural History Museum
Certified in 2009

Fleet Science Center 
Silver in 2010, 2015 & 2020

WorldBeat Cultural Center 
Silver in 2012

Casa de Balboa 
Silver in 2015 & Gold in 2019

Casa del Prado 
Silver in 2015 & 2020

House of Charm 
Silver in 2015

The Old Globe Theatre 
Silver in 2015 & 2020

The Federal Building 
Silver in 2015

Japanese Friendship Garden
Certified in 2016


Museum of Us
Gold in 2016


Thank you

Special thank you to the City of San Diego and SDG&E for their support in the greening of Balboa Park's buildings that has enabled us to set forth this ambitious goal.  In addition, thank you to the San Diego Green Building Council for bringing the Green Assistance Program (GAP) into the Park for another year! Learn more about GAP and how you can get involved as a project volunteer!

The Balboa Park Sustainability Program is a proud member of USGBC and SDGBC.