Balboa Park Leads in Environmental Sustainability for Urban Parks

Kathryn SalazarBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

The  Park’s  Sustainability  Legacy  Continues  Through  LEED  Building  Recertifications A downloadable version of this release can be found here. Issued April 14, 2020 Updated April 14, 2020 Balboa Park, San Diego, CA – The Balboa Park Cultural Partnership has announced the achievement of four LEED building recertifications in famous Balboa Park. This achievement is a testament to the continued commitment of … Read More

Powering Sustainability at San Diego Museum of Man

Kathryn SalazarBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

San Diego Museum of Man kicked off 2020 in a sustainable fashion by furthering their green initiatives. They are continuing towards accomplishing goals set out in their Sustainability Action Plan for 2020. Whether it is improving their building efficiency or sustainable practices, the San Diego Museum of Man believes in creating a healthy community and environment for its guests and … Read More

Sustainability Tips for Non-Profits: Lessons Learned from Balboa Park in 2019

Sustainability ProgramBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

Non-profits have an important role to play in reducing global emissions, but it can be difficult to reduce your environmental impact if you have limited resources. Based on efforts in Balboa Park from the past year, below are some tips for non-profits and businesses with limited budgets that are looking to use less energy and find new ways to be … Read More

Performing an Energy Audit at Casa del Prado

Sustainability ProgramBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

As part of the on-going LEED recertification process for four buildings in Balboa Park, a group of volunteers and staff from the San Diego Green Building Council’s Green Assistance Program and our Sustainability Program performed an energy audit of Casa del Prado. In this energy audit, the building was surveyed and analyzed to create a picture of how energy is … Read More

Upgrading with LED Lights at the Natural History Museum

Sustainability ProgramBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

As a part of on-going energy efficiency efforts in Balboa Park, many organizations have been upgrading lighting in their buildings to efficient LED bulbs. In July, staff at the San Diego Natural History Museum retrofitted 800 LED light bulbs using a rebate from San Diego Gas & Electric. We sat down with Michael Field, Director of Experience Design, to talk … Read More

Exploring Energy Efficiency for Balboa Park’s 2019 LEED Efforts

Sustainability ProgramBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

We are excited to partner again with the San Diego Green Building Council to relaunch the Green Assistance Program (GAP) in Balboa Park. Through this program, green building professionals from the San Diego community will volunteer to help nine non-profit organizations in Balboa Park achieve LEED recertification, while attaining LEED project experience. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, … Read More

BALBOA PARK ACHIEVES 10 LEED CERTIFIED BUILDINGS

Rubi BaricuatroBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

On the Path to Becoming One of the Most Sustainable Urban Parks SAN DIEGO, CA (April 19, 2017) – The Balboa Park Cultural Partnership (BPCP) announced today its achievement of LEED certification of 10 Park buildings—bringing it closer to its goal of being a completely sustainable urban park. With the addition of certifications for the Japanese Friendship Garden and San … Read More

LEED in Motion Report Features Balboa Park’s Old Globe Theatre

Rubi BaricuatroBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

Balboa Park’s Old Globe Theatre is featured alongside some of the most impressive green venues in the world in the U.S. Green Building Council’s report, LEED in Motion: Venues. The report highlights the efforts of convention centers, sports venues, performing arts centers, community centers and public assembly spaces to transform their environmental, social and economic footprint through LEED certification. The … Read More