Balboa Park Sustainability Program
Balboa Park is fast becoming a touchstone for other cities to watch. Through collaboration and ongoing communication, the Sustainability Program has developed a shared vision for “greening” Balboa Park. It continues to advance solutions that will help protect Park resources and strengthen economic viability, while enhancing visitor experience and enjoyment. Read More.
"I am very proud of the progress that has been made in the Park over the last few years. The Balboa Park Cultural Partnership has provided leadership through collaboration which has helped bring this issue to the forefront. With the help of corporate sponsors like San Diego Gas and Electric, the partnership with the City of San Diego and numerous Park stakeholders, we have succeeded in making sustainability a TOP priority in the Park." - Councilman Todd Gloria
See the Sustainability Program in action!
The U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a voluntary green building tool that addresses the entire building lifecycle, recognizing best-in-class building strategies. Currently Balboa Park is home to three LEED certified Buildings. With help from our local chapter of the USGBC and community volunteers, two Balboa Park Cultural Partnership members are looking to join the LEED team in Balboa Park this year! This will bring us to the half-way mark of our Centennial goal of 10 LEED certified buildings in the Park!
With the energy and conversation still buzzing, it’s hard to believe the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) Annual Meeting and MuseumExpo ended over two weeks ago. Sustainability had a stronger presence this year than ever before! PIC Green* held a Summit on Sustainability Standards in Museums. The proceedings will be collected in a white paper to be published by PIC Green and the American Alliance of Museums.
This program is in partnership with Honeywell and is an extension of BPCP's Sustainability Walk-About series. Honeywell's Green Boot Camp is an intensive five-day, hands-on interactive educational experience to help educators become familiar with the latest methods of instruction to teach green and sustainable topics, methods, lessons and concepts to middle school students at their respective schools.
Earlier this year, the Old Globe Theatre and San Diego Air & Space Museum have opened up their buildings as learning laboratories to the Green Assistance Program (GAP) through the San Diego Green Building Council with the goal of documenting and submitting all data required by the LEED certification process. Data is collected throughout the month and reported back at the monthly All Team meetings.
The Sustainability Program has showcased Balboa Park as a leader in energy efficiency and environmental sustainability. With numerous achievements and case studies, Balboa Park is fast becoming a cornerstone for other cities to watch. Read More
Sustainability Program Recommends
Information about incentives, rebates, audits and other sustainability programs available to Balboa Park institutions. The Balboa Park Sustainability Program recommends a series of websites for financial and strategic planning resources and best practices. Read More
Sustainability Program Partners
The Sustainability Program would like to take this opportunity to thank our partners for their support. Every day actions of each individual, institution and the greater community makes a difference in our capacity to assure the Park is here for future generations. Read More
2015 Ecotourism Experience
Balboa Park’s ecotourism and education experience is an opportunity to capture San Diego as an ecological diverse and educational destination, featuring Balboa Park as the welcome center and eco-village. A breadth of Balboa Park ecotourism and education experiences are being developed as identified by Balboa Park Sustainability Program. Read More