The previous lighting at the Santa Clara University Pat Malley Recreation Center consisted of the original HID lamps that were installed when it first opened its doors in 1999. The new ALD LED lighting system will save money and energy, specifically reducing greenhouse gas emission associated with electricity usage. The mass relamping above the indoor basketball court area is estimated to save the University 52,500 kilowatts of electricity, which is equivalent to roughly $56,000 over 5 years.

All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to submit project ideas each quarter to contribute to a more sustainable campus. Selected projects will reudce:

  • energy use via conservation or efficiency (electricity or natural gas)
  • transportation emissions associated with student & employee commute or university-sponsored travel
  • landfill waste
  • water consumption

The deadline for project applications is 11:59pm on Wednesday of Week 8 of every quarter. The drop-in information session for Fall Quarter  will be held on Tuesday, October 11. For more information about the proposal process, please visit