The Built Environment
Established in 1922, SMCCCD has been providing accessible education in the Bay Area through the operation of three colleges: Cañada College, College of San Mateo, and Skyline College. Each year, the District serves approximately 45,000 students and offers the first two years of college-level instruction with a wide variety of transfer programs. SMCCCD facilities, at date of publishing, consists of over 80 buildings representing 1.75 million gross square feet and over 400 acres of landscaped areas throughout the District.
Facilities and sustainability go hand in hand with opportunities to provide a positive learning environment to students and working environment to faculty and staff. SMCCCD has a set of Sustainability Design Standards that include best practices for maintenance and minimum standards for planning. For existing buildings, Facilities staff practice preventative versus reactive maintenance to ensure campus buildings are running efficiently. SMCCCD is home to five LEED certified buildings, and two additional LEED buildings being planned.