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An innovative portal to learn about energy use at UC Davis.
Find out what makes UC Davis the #1 Cool School in the nation.
UC Davis was designated the “#1 Cool School” by Sierra Magazine for 2012-13.
Energy archives for the Egghead Blog.
Find out how UC Davis is improving energy systems on campus.
All members of the campus community are encouraged to manage the energy under their control.
Pursuing an efficient campus through excellence and education at the human-energy nexus.
UC Davis units can upgrade their printers to more efficient models, free.
Find materials produced for the Cool School awareness campaign.
UC Davis has several long-term planning documents to guide campus decisions toward sustainability goals.
UC Davis departments can get rebates for replacing or retiring inefficient appliances.
UC Davis is active in procuring renewable energy. Among the recent projects, the campus has rooftop solar, a biodigester, and the UC Davis Large Solar Power Plant started producing renewable energy in August 2015 to meet approximately 14 percent of the Davis campus electricity needs.
The UC Davis Smart Lighting Initiative is an effort to reduce energy use on interior and exterior lighting by 60% by 2015.
The University of California, a national leader in sustainability, has pledged to become carbon neutral by 2025, becoming the first major university to accomplish this achievement.
West Village will be a mixed-use community providing opportunities for students, faculty and staff to live locally.
Projected to be one of the first annually zero-net energy communities in the United States.
Web page with information about the UC Policy on Sustainable Practices and links to PDF versions of the current policy and past policy versions.
On November 12, 2015, Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi signed the White House Climate Leadership Pledge on behalf of UC Davis, signaling our institutional commitment to carbon neutrality.