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  • 11.20.15 — UC Davis, SunPower dedicate University of California’s largest campus solar power plant

    University of California, Davis, Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi, and SunPower representatives today (Nov. 20) are dedicating the university’s newly constructed 16.3-megawatt (AC) solar power plant. The new plant, which UC Davis estimates will generate 14 percent of the electricity the campus needs, is the largest solar installation in the UC system and the largest “behind-the-meter” solar plant on a U.S. college campus offsetting electricity demand.

  • 10.6.15 — UC launches Cool Campus Challenge in a push toward carbon neutrality

    Launching Oct. 6 and running through Dec. 10, the first Cool Campus Challenge aims to get everyone across the UC campuses on board with the carbon neutrality effort with a bit of friendly competition.

  • 10.1.15 — 9 ways to get your green on!

    Brief description of content goes here.Mix UC Davis' school colors — blue and gold — with a special measure of environmental care, and you've created Aggie green. Discover nine ways that Aggie green colors what we do on campus and join in.

  • 9.30.15 — UC Davis West Village tracks its progress toward zero net energy

    UC Davis West Village, the nation’s largest planned zero net energy community, continues to work toward its goal of producing 100 percent of the energy it uses.

  • 10.28.14 — Aiming for a carbon neutral future

    In November 2013, at her first Board of Regents meeting, University of California President Janet Napolitano announced a forward-looking sustainability effort that would have the entire UC system achieve carbon neutrality by 2025. The Carbon Neutrality Initiative commits UC to balancing its net greenhouse gas emissions from its buildings and vehicle fleet with renewable forms of energy, as well as reducing emissions from the outset through energy efficiency.

  • 9.24.14 — UC Davis, SunPower to build largest solar power plant in UC system

    UC and SunPower Corp. plan to build a 16-megawatt, ground-mounted solar power plant that is expected to generate 14 percent of UC Davis’ electricity needs. The university anticipates that, when the plant is completed in 2015, more than one-third of total electricity demand on campus will be served from carbon neutral energy sources. On completion, the project will be the largest solar power installation in the University of California system, and the largest solar power plant to offset the electricity demand of a U.S. university or college campus.

  • 9.23.14 — Tercero 3: Our most sustainable residence halls yet

    The more than 1,300 students in UC Davis’ newest residence halls will be showered with sustainability. Literally. The students, who move in this weekend, will use a water supply that is heated with energy derived from water vapor formerly lost to the atmosphere, through the campus steam plant's boiler stacks.

  • 9.16.14 — Global shift to mass transit could save more than $100 trillion and 1,700 megatons of CO2

    More than $100 trillion in public and private spending could be saved between now and 2050 if the world expands public transportation, walking and cycling in cities, according to a new report released by UC Davis and the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy. Additionally, reductions in carbon dioxide emissions reaching 1,700 megatons per year in 2050 could be achieved if this shift occurs.

  • 9.11.14 — University lights the way for hospital energy savings

    As ambulances at a Vacaville hospital speed off to their next patient, an ultrasmart, energy-efficient system is lighting the way. Installed in partnership with UC Davis, the lighting system now illuminates the emergency vehicle routes, parking lots and outdoor walkways of the NorthBay VacaValley Hospital. The system is reducing outdoor lighting energy use at the 24-hour site by 66 percent, saving about 29,000 kilowatt-hours annually -- enough to offset the greenhouse gas emissions of 7.2 tons of waste.

  • 9.8.14 — China and UC Davis partner to put Zero Emission Vehicles on a faster track

    In a landmark international collaboration on clean vehicle adoption, UC Davis and the China Automotive Technology and Research Center will work together to help speed the commercialization of plug-in and fuel cell electric cars in China and the U.S. under an agreement signed Sept. 6 in Tianjin, China.

  • 8.14.14 — Why the hydrogen fuel cell vehicle rollout may now succeed

    A convergence of factors is propelling a market rollout of the hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, according to a new study from the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis. A key to hydrogen’s potential success is a new smart solution that clusters hydrogen fuel infrastructure in urban or regional networks, limiting initial costs and enabling an early market for the technology before committing to a full national deployment, suggests the study.

  • 6.18.14 — UC Davis and Dubai-based developer enter agreement to collaborate on sustainability research

    Diamond Developers, inspired by the energy-efficient West Village at UC Davis, is building its own sustainable city on the outskirts of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. The company is collaborating with UC Davis to expand research and develop curricula related to sustainable communities.

  • 6.16.14 — Professor, student on UC's Global Climate Leadership Council

    "If we don't do it, who will?" With this question last week, UC President Janet Napolitano asserted the university's leadership role in sustainability, especially in carbon neutrality.

  • 5.13.14 — Buildings, bikes and even our purple gloves are green

    UC Davis’ official colors are blue and gold, but the campus is receiving more and more recognition these days for green — as in sustainability, for everything from bicycling to building design, and in operation and maintenance of existing buildings.

  • 5.2.14 — The Exploratorium and UC Davis announce science and sustainability partnership

    UC Davis and the Exploratorium in San Francisco have formally partnered to incorporate the latest scientific innovations into the museum’s exhibits and programs. The two institutions will announce the alliance this evening, May 2, during a private ceremony at the museum.

  • 4.25.14 — UC Drought Summit convenes in state Capitol today

    Experts from across University of California campuses today, April 25, will explore with policymakers how to lessen the effects of the California drought, one of the worst on record.

  • 4.22.14 — Biodigester turns campus waste into campus energy

    More than a decade ago, Ruihong Zhang, a professor of biological and agricultural engineering at UC Davis, started working on a problem: How to turn as much organic waste as possible into as much renewable energy as possible. Today, on Earth Day, the university and Sacramento-based technology partner CleanWorld are officially unveiling the UC Davis Renewable Energy Anaerobic Digester (READ) at the campus’ former landfill.

  • 3.25.14 — Honda Smart Home at UC Davis West Village offers vision for zero carbon living

    Honda and UC Davis today marked the opening of Honda Smart Home US, showcasing technologies that enable zero net energy living and transportation. The home in UC Davis West Village is capable of producing more energy on-site from renewable sources than it consumes annually, including enough energy to power a Honda Fit EV for daily commuting.

  • 2.3.14 — New technique makes "biogasoline" from plant waste

    Gasoline-like fuels can be made from cellulosic materials such as farm and forestry waste using a new process invented by chemists at UC Davis. The process could open up new markets for plant-based fuels, beyond existing diesel substitutes.

  • 1.22.14 — Study finds investors in U.S. oil, gas companies have not ignored science behind unburnable carbon, but considered multiple factors

    Investors in U.S. oil and gas companies have not ignored the science when considering whether the potential carbon asset stock prices constitute a bubble — a concern raised in recent media reports, a new UC Davis study suggests. The study found, instead, that investors’ rational expectations for future cash flows are based on all possible scenarios, not just particular negative ones that crop up in the media.

  • 1.22.14 — Taking on global corporate sustainability

    As scholars who study global business trends and their impact, Paul A. Griffin and Amy Myers Jaffe are great role models for their students at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management. The two UC Davis faculty members tackle a range of corporate social responsibility issues across the global stage such as energy and sustainability, use of conflict minerals and greenhouse gas emissions.

  • 1.21.14 — UC Davis ranks in top 10 worldwide for sustainability

    UC Davis made a significant advance in the just-released UI GreenMetric World University Ranking, which placed UC Davis in the top 10 for campus sustainability and environment-friendly management. In Universitas Indonesia’s fourth annual GreenMetric rankings, for 2013, UC Davis is ninth overall (up from 17th a year earlier) and fourth in the United States. The rankings comprise 301 universities. Out of all of the UC campuses, only Davis made the top 10.

  • 12.10.13 — LED pioneer Jerry Woodall turns to clean energy

    You might not know what "lattice-matched heterojunctions" are, but if you stopped at a new stoplight, played a DVD or used a laser pointer, you've made use of technology pioneered by Jerry Woodall, distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering at UC Davis. Woodall's work, begun in the 1960s at IBM Research, is the basis for cheap, energy-efficient light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, and lasers.

  • 11.26.13 — UC Davis West Village: Setting the standard

    The University of California, Davis, West Village, the nation’s largest planned zero net energy community, racks up an impressive list of achievements in its initial year of review. The first formal analysis of West Village shows that even in its initial phases, it is well on the way to the ultimate goal of operating as a ZNE community.

  • 10.31.13 — Campus named a Green Building Super Hero

    UC Davis is fighting for the environment as a Green Building Super Hero, as designated this week by the Northern California Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council.

  • 10.24.13 — Unique chemistry in hydrogen catalysts

    Making hydrogen easily and cheaply is a dream goal for clean, sustainable energy. Bacteria have been doing exactly that for billions of years, and now chemists at UC Davis and Stanford University are revealing how they do it, and perhaps opening ways to imitate them.

  • 8.14.13 — We're still a ‘Cool School’: top 10 three years in a row

    UC Davis is among the 10 “greenest” universities in the United States for the third year in row, as declared by the Sierra Club magazine.

  • 6.18.13 — Blue Planet Prize awarded to UC Davis transportation expert

    Daniel Sperling, director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis, is one of two recipients of the 2013 Blue Planet Prize. The prize, announced today by the Asahi Glass Foundation of Tokyo, has been described as the Nobel Prize for the environmental sciences.

  • 5.29.13 — Jess Jackson Sustainable Winery Building opens

    Supporters and wine industry leaders gathered today at UC Davis to celebrate the opening of the Jess S. Jackson Sustainable Winery Building.

  • 5.16.13 — Student Community Center earns LEED Platinum, UC Davis’ fifth

    Large skylights send a flood of natural light into the lobby of the new Student Community Center at UC Davis, where students hold meetings, study on lounge chairs, or chat over compostable cups of coffee from CoHo South café. Upstairs in the media lab, they use computers powered in part by solar energy. Outside, students sit at patio tables shaded by umbrellas, next to a lawn-less landscape of drought-tolerant plants and permeable paving.

  • 4.30.13 — California exceeds Low Carbon Fuel Standard targets — for now

    Since California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard went into effect in 2011, low carbon transportation fuels have displaced roughly 2.14 billion gallons of gasoline and 77 million gasoline gallon equivalents of diesel, according to a new report by the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis. This prevented the emission of about 2.8 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions, equal to removing half a million vehicles from the road.

  • 4.26.13 — Good to be green: Accolades add to UC Davis’ environmental reputation

    In a month that marked the annual Earth Day celebration, UC Davis received recognition for its environmental sustainability efforts from The Princeton Review and the League of American Bicyclists, reaffirming the school’s reputation as a green leader.

  • 4.9.13 — New green technology squeezes out building leaks

    A new building-sealing technology developed by researchers at UC Davis will get a real-world test today at a Habitat for Humanity home in Stockton, Calif.

  • 3.15.13 — New $58.5 million veterinary medicine research facility opens

    Built to achieve the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Gold certification for environmental standards, the new UC Davis Veterinary Medicine Research Facility has many energy efficient features such as automatic sunshades and vertical fins to block late afternoon summer sun from entering work spaces.

  • 2.4.13 — UC Davis lighting experts push for national quality standard for LEDs

    It is not enough to be energy efficient; LED lighting also must be consistently high quality and reliable to win over consumers. That message, from the California Lighting Technology Center at UC Davis, helped prompt the California Energy Commission to include quality criteria for LED replacement lamps in its first-in-the-nation energy efficiency directive on Dec. 12, 2012.

  • 2.1.13 — A year later: Progress at UC Davis West Village

    Since officially opening in October 2011, UC Davis West Village continues to grow both physically and academically, as a community and energy research hub for students, staff and faculty residents to live and learn.

  • 1.28.13 — One in, two out: Simulating more efficient solar cells

    Using an exotic form of silicon could substantially improve the efficiency of solar cells, according to computer simulations by researchers at UC Davis and in Hungary. The work was published Jan. 25 in the journal Physical Review Letters.

  • 1.25.13 — Campus turns waste water vapor to heat for Tercero 3

    UC Davis is wringing energy — and hundreds of thousands of dollars in savings — from a former waste product: the water vapor often seen as a fluffy white plume ­coming out of the campus steam plant.

  • 1.25.13 — Energy-conservation projects save campus $4.63 million

    With more than 100 energy-conservation projects completed since 2009, UC Davis tallied net savings of $4.63 million in energy costs and collected $7.65 million in PG&E rebates through 2012, according to preliminary data in a year-end report.

  • 1.23.13 — The 'rebound' effect of energy-efficient cars overplayed

    The argument that those who have fuel-efficient cars drive them more and hence use more energy is overplayed and inaccurate, a UC Davis economist and his co-authors say in a comment article published Wednesday in the journal Nature.

  • 1.8.13 — Engineered bacteria make fuel from sunlight

    Chemists at UC Davis have engineered blue-green algae to grow chemical precursors for fuels and plastics — the first step in replacing fossil fuels as raw materials for the chemical industry.

  • 12.22.12 — Pollution-detecting aircraft surveys PG&E pipeline for gas leaks

    UC Davis atmospheric scientist Stephen Conley is flying over the spine of California, tracing 600 miles of Pacific Gas and Electric Co.’s natural gas pipeline for methane leaks. Specialized instruments on Conley's plane allow UC Davis researchers to detect gas leaks several miles downwind from the source.

  • 11.9.12 — UC Davis West Village inspires plan for Dubai Sustainable City

    Inspired by a visit to the innovative, energy-efficient UC Davis West Village in 2010, a Middle Eastern housing developer is now planning a sustainable city on the outskirts of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

  • 11.9.12 — $8.4 million for food grain and alternative fuel research

    With new grants totaling $8.4 million from the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Agency for International Development and industry partners, UC Davis plant scientist Eduardo Blumwald is reaching out to feed and fuel the world.

  • 11.8.12 — Cooling challenge spurs more energy-efficient air conditioner

    A UC Davis challenge to build more energy efficient air conditioning has spurred a major global manufacturer to build a rooftop air conditioner that is 40 percent more energy-efficient than conventional units. The challenge, established in 2008 by the UC Davis Western Cooling Efficiency Center, is the most demanding certification of its kind.

  • 8.14.12 — UC Davis is nation’s ‘Coolest School’

    Sierra magazine has named the UC Davis the nation’s “Coolest School” for its efforts to address climate change and operate sustainably.

  • 6.22.12 — Sustainability conference draws record participation

    They came. They saw. They studied — sustainability. The California Higher Education Sustainability Conference, held at UC Davis for the first time in the event’s 11-year history, drew record registration: nearly 1,000 people from 88 institutions, mostly in California — but also including institutions in three other states and four other countries.

  • 6.1.12 — ‘Visionary’: Professor Boulton and our sustainable winery

    The “Visionary” series in building design returns to UC Davis in June with a program featuring Professor Roger Boulton and his vision: the most environmentally sophisticated winery in the world. The campus’s 2-year-old Teaching and Research Winery is the first such facility in the world with LEED-platinum status, the highest level in the U.S. Green Building Council’s rating system (LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).

  • 5.30.12 — Planning for uncertainty in power generation

    Renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power help to diversify the nation's energy mix, but they also bring new uncertainty to the power supply. Two UC Davis researchers are working with a national team of experts, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, to help power utilities make sound plans in the face of that uncertainty.

  • 5.25.12 — Green power sources win at Big Bang! business competition

    The biggest bang in this year's UC Davis business plan competition came from the S2E Energy founder who touted a thin, clear windowlike material said to conduct the sun's power more cheaply and efficiently than existing solar technology.

  • 5.14.12 — UC Davis West Village a global model for sustainable urban planning

    UC Davis West Village overcame funding constraints, delays, regulatory changes, a housing market collapse and other challenges to become the nation’s largest planned zero-net energy community, according to a new report on sustainable, low-carbon developments.

  • 5.3.12 — Lighting innovator assumes first Rosenfeld Chair in Energy Efficiency

    Michael Siminovitch, director of the California Lighting Technology Center, has been named the first Arthur H. Rosenfeld Chair in Energy Efficiency at the University of California, Davis. The designation honors both Siminovitch, a professor of design whose work is revolutionizing lighting throughout California, and Rosenfeld, considered the “father of energy efficiency.”

  • 4.26.12 — Expert sources on Calif. governor’s new green-building order

    The following UC Davis experts are available to talk about the bold targets outlined in the governor’s green building order issued April 25. The executive order (B-18-12) aims to ensure that state facilities waste less energy on lighting, water, air-conditioning and heating.

  • 4.19.12 — Researcher's waste-to-energy technology moves from the lab to the marketplace

    Technology invented by a University of California, Davis, researcher that converts solid waste into renewable energy is debuting today as the first commercially available, high-solid anaerobic digestion system in the United States.

  • 4.17.12 — McKibben on climate change: 'We can't let it go on'

    Environmental activist and best-selling author Bill McKibben spoke highly of UC Davis and the Davis community in an April 13 talk: “This place has done more than almost anywhere else in the country to rise to the challenges we face.”

  • 3.5.12 — Tiny trees for solar power

    Microscopic “fractal trees” grown from silver could be the basis of a new type of solar cell, say chemists at the University of California, Davis. “We expect these structures will allow us to make better, more efficient solar cells,” said Professor Frank Osterloh, a principal investigator on the $100,000 grant.

  • 1.31.12 — Stock values rise when companies disclose “green” information, UC Davis study finds

    A UC Davis study finds that it pays to be green, as companies that are open about their greenhouse gas emissions and carbon reduction strategies see stock values rise. Graduate School of Management Professor Paul Griffin and his co-author, Yuan Sun of UC Berkeley, tracked stock prices of firms around the time these companies voluntarily issued press releases disclosing carbon emission information.

  • 12.13.11 — Wine grapevines and native plants make a fine blend, study shows

    Grapevines and native plants are a fine blend for the environment, suggests a team of researchers led by a plant ecologist at the University of California, Davis. According to their research, reported in the online journal Carbon Balance and Management, vineyard landscapes that include both vines and native vegetation provide more environmental benefits than vineyards planted solidly in grapevines.

  • 11.18.11 — UC Davis West Village a zero net energy model for city

    A new agreement between the UC Davis Energy Institute and the nonprofit Valley Climate Action Center illustrates how UC Davis West Village--the nation’s largest zero net energy community--is serving not only as a model for the nation, but also for its own backyard.

  • 11.17.11 — Wind experts advise on revolutionary wind-powered skyscraper

    The infamous winds that gust through downtown San Francisco streets, overturning kiosks and sometimes toppling pedestrians, will help to power a revolutionary skyscraper set to open next fall -- and could pave the way for a new world market for energy-generating wind turbines in new buildings.

  • 11.14.11 — New project will study 'deep carbon'

    Studying the behavior of carbon — the essential element in oil and natural gas — deep within the Earth is the aim of a new initiative co-directed by a UC Davis chemistry professor and funded by a two-year, $1.5 million grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

  • 11.4.11 — Network of rice genes to speed development of biofuel crops

    The first genome-scale model for predicting the functions of genes and gene networks in a grass species has been developed by an international team of researchers that includes a UC Davis rice geneticist.

  • 11.3.11 — Sustainable winery building to be hub of environmental technology

    Ground was ceremonially broken today at the University of California, Davis, for the 8,000-square-foot Jess S. Jackson Sustainable Winery Building, which will enable the adjacent winery, brewery and food-processing complex to become the first self-sustainable, zero-carbon teaching and research facility in the world.

  • 10.27.11 — UC Davis achieves third platinum award for green building

    The University of California, Davis, has earned a third “platinum” certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for creating buildings that lead the way to a sustainable future, more than any other University of California campus.

  • 10.27.11 — TAPS sets up bike repair stations around the campus

    They are like Swiss Army knives. Only bigger. And blue. And for bikes. They are Dero Fixit stations — with tools and air pumps. Transportation and Parking Services (which includes the Bicycle Program) recently put in six of the stations around the Davis campus. They are free for anyone to use.

  • 10.25.11 — A TREE GROWS IN OAKLAND: UC Davis urban forester engages youth in greening inner city

    Tarver, who comes from what he calls “a very traditional forestry background of fighting fires and taking people on backpacking trips,” now focuses his attention on urban forestry — the role that trees play in city and suburban communities.

  • 10.13.11 — Nation's largest planned zero net energy community opens

    Setting a national precedent in sustainable design, UC Davis West Village will open its doors Saturday as the largest planned zero net energy community in the country.

  • 9.30.11 — Campus elaborates on 'U-Hub' plan for energy innovation

    UC Davis plans to move several energy-related research units into offices at UC Davis West Village, the nation’s largest planned zero net energy community, campus officials have announced.

  • 9.28.11 — UC Davis is partner in a major Pacific Northwest biofuels project

    UC Davis will receive $3.1 million of a $40 million biofuels grant announced today (Sept. 28) by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Led by researchers at the University of Washington, the five-year project is intended to expand what has been a Midwest-centric biofuels industry into Washington, Oregon, Idaho, western Montana and Northern California.

  • 9.13.11 — RANKINGS ROUNDUP: UC Davis among top 10 public universities, rates high in sustainability, public service

    For the second consecutive year, UC Davis earned a ninth-place ranking among the top public national universities in U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Colleges” issue. UC Davis’ distinction for 2012, released today (Sept. 13), follows the campus’s top 10 honors for its commitment to sustainability (Sierra magazine).

  • 8.23.11 — UC Davis launches agricultural sustainability degree

    The University of California, Davis, this fall will launch an undergraduate major focused on agricultural sustainability.

  • 8.17.11 — Sierra magazine says we're still cool (and greener)

    UC Davis is greener and cooler this year, moving into the Top 10 of Sierra magazine’s annual ranking of the “greenest” colleges in the United States. UC Davis earned the eighth spot, up from 16 a year ago, on the magazine's “America’s Coolest Schools” list.

  • 8.12.11 — Solar panels to replace trees in south entry parking lot

    The Davis campus is preparing to “park” more than 1,200 solar-energy collector panels in Lot 1 immediately south of the south entry parking garage.

  • 7.29.11 — California Ag Summit slated for January at UC Davis

    Global food trends, energy and social media will be featured topics at the second annual California Ag Summit, to be held Jan. 27 at UC Davis.

  • 6.8.11 — Building a green lab

    University of California Research: Making research labs more sustainable can help UC campuses to cut energy use and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

  • 6.8.11 — Green crusader

    University of California Research: A lab researcher's campaign to reuse, recycle and reduce draws national acclaim.

  • 5.5.11 — Freezer Challenge spurs labs to Store Smart (and save electricity)

    The Freezer Challenge is a national contest to save energy and improve research sample management and storage practices in ultra-low freezer temperature freezers. UC Davis pioneered the Freezer Challenge as a way to introduce Store Smart, a campaign to improve laboratory cold storage management.

  • 2.17.11 — Energy experts to help U.S. Navy get greener

    UC Davis today agreed to help the U.S. Navy find new ways to use less energy and to derive more of the energy it does use from renewable sources such as the sun and wind, instead of oil and coal.

  • 2.14.11 — AAAS conference: Greenhouse gases, agricultural nitrogen, making energy from manure & more

    UC Davis researchers will present these findings at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

  • 2.3.11 — New approach to solar cells

    An interdisciplinary team of UC Davis and UC Santa Cruz researchers is taking a novel approach to solar power, one that promises to lead to a technological breakthrough.

  • 11.22.10 — UC Davis turns on Smart Lighting to save energy, be model for Californians

    UC Davis has pledged to reduce lighting energy use by 60 percent by 2015.

  • 11.14.10 — Global Climate Summit: UC Davis researchers present an afternoon of appetizers

    Delegates who arrived early for the Governors' Global Climate Summit 3 got a taste of UC Davis' research prowess and forward thinking.

  • 11.9.10 — New forecast warns oil will run dry before substitutes roll out

    Global oil will run out 90 years before replacement technologies are ready, says a new UC Davis study based on stock market expectations.

  • 11.8.10 — UC Davis aces the College Sustainability Report Card

    The report cards are in and it is official: UC Davis is a green school. But just how green?

  • 11.3.10 — World leaders to gather at Governors’ Global Climate Summit 3 at UC Davis

    The Governors’ Global Climate Summit 3: Building the Green Economy will be Nov. 15 and 16 at UC Davis.

  • 10.12.10 — How to save energy at home

    Tips to help you maximize your energy efficiency at home to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

  • 8.16.10 — Sierra magazine ranks UC Davis 16th nationally

    In its 2010 Cool Schools survey, Sierra magazine ranked UC Davis 16th in the nation among America's "greenest" schools.

  • 7.26.10 — Fiske Guide: We’re in the top 10 for enviro studies

  • 7.13.10 — Daily Green: UC Davis one of 10 best for enviro studies

  • 6.1.10 — UC Davis charts course to combat climate change

    UC Davis releases its Climate Action Plan report.

  • 5.25.10 — Universities study energy efficiency too

    Interview with Nicole Biggart, the Chevron Chair in Energy at UC Davis, about motivations behind adopting new energy-efficient technologies.

  • 5.14.10 — UC Davis takes the lead on clean energy, with Schwarzenegger's backing

    UC Davis is taking a leadership role in spurring the innovations, ideas and dialogue that are needed to help create a clean energy future for Northern California — and beyond.

  • 3.11.10 — Students compete to design efficient lighting

  • 3.9.10 — UC Davis honors the 'Art' of saving energy

    The new Arthur H. Rosenfeld Endowed Chair in Energy Efficiency chair holder will promote the Energy Efficiency Center's mission to accelerate the commercialization of energy-efficiency technologies, teach future leaders in energy efficiency, and conduct critical policy-supporting research.

  • 1.22.10 — UC Davis receives $2.5M in federal funding for West Village renewable energy project

    A federal grant through the Department of Energy will create an innovative waste-to-energy project for UC Davis West Village.

  • 1.20.10 — UC Davis 'green' lighting center gets bigger, smarter and $10 million in new grants

    The California Lighting Technology Center at UC Davis hosts an open house to show off the energy-saving lighting systems ready now and coming soon for homes, offices, businesses, and even parking lots.

  • 10.16.09 — What is UC Davis doing to be more sustainable?

  • 10.9.09 — New GSM building opens

    The GSM building, built to demanding environmental standards, opens on campus.

  • 8.13.09 — UC Davis challenge produces a better air conditioner

  • 8.10.09 — Construction starts at UC Davis' West Village; Grant supports goal of 'zero net energy' community

  • 6.26.09 — Conference teaches how to save energy on campus lighting

  • 6.12.09 — UC Davis’ Sustainable Second Century

    After celebrating its first century, UC Davis should focus on sustainability for next 100 years, says this UC Davis Magazine column.

  • 5.21.09 — UC Davis researcher evaluates lithium ion batteries

    UC Davis research engineer Marshall Miller talks about merits and problems of lithium ion batteries for electric and hybrid vehicles. .

  • 5.20.09 — UC Davis engineers lighter blades for wind farms

    A new wind farm in Rio Vista is able to take advantage of the research performed at UC Davis by engineer Case van Dam to maximize turbine performance with lighter blades.

  • 5.19.09 — Wind farm uses latest technology for efficiency

    UC Davis wind engineer Case van Dam talks about the technology behind California's newest wind energy farms.

  • 4.24.09 — Smart energy

    Rep. Doris Matsui, D-Sacramento, visits campus to learn about the UC Davis Biogas Energy Project and the Renewable Energy Testing Center.

  • 4.16.09 — UC Davis receives $3M from energy commission for renewable energy programs

  • 1.30.09 — Campus turns down thermostat, saves cash

    Holiday conservation cuts almost $100,000 from gas, electric bills

  • 1.13.09 — Chevron gives $2.5 million to advance teaching, research in energy efficiency

    Chevron Corporation has given UC Davis $2.5 million to create a permanent leadership position for the campus's Energy Efficiency Center.

  • 1.12.09 — New 'smart' lighting makes parking greener and safer

    UC Davis' California Lighting Technology Center unveiled efficient lighting system as part of campus' Smart Lighting Initiative

  • 9.12.08 — 100 Ways that UC Davis Has Transformed the World

    UC Davis has transformed the world in many ways, including through environmental contributions.

  • 6.18.08 — UC Davis Strengthens Commitment to Sustainability

    A new Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability office will coordinate universitywide efforts on sustainability, seed money will support new projects, and a new committee will advise the chancellor on sustainability.

  • 6.13.08 — Green things at UC Davis

    List of "green things" includes buildings, neighborhood, zero waste, lighting, transportation, purchasing and food.

  • 3.14.08 — Range of savings in rebate program

    Program to encourages units to trade in their old refrigerators and freezers for energy-efficient models.

  • 3.1.08 — Energy from table scraps

    The Biogas Energy Project is testing this idea on campus. (Video)

  • 1.25.08 — Energy savings effort nets $1.25M rebate

    New, energy-saving chillers earned a $1.25 million PG&E rebate.

  • 11.19.07 — Energy for the future

    UC Davis is engineering a sustainable future: Let us count the ways

  • 11.2.07 — Sustainability is key to university’s future

    Article recaps the second annual Sustainability Day at UC Davis.

  • 10.27.07 — How green are we?

    Sustainability Day 2007 celebrates many aspects of campus effort (with video).

  • 9.27.07 — 'Farm-to-Fork' Conference Focuses on Energy, Carbon Emissions From Food

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  • 8.3.07 — Campus gets a ‘green’ thumbs up for new composting, lighting

    UC Davis received awards for its dining commons composting project and the retrofitting of lighting systems.

  • 6.22.07 — Energy center has big plans for the world

    First year successes for the Energy Efficiency Center.

  • 1.26.07 — UC issues green report

    The UC releases its progress in implementing its green building, clean energy and sustainable transportation policy.

  • 1.19.07 — UC Davis Briefs Congress on Cars and Fuels of the Future

  • 1.18.07 — California's New Fuel Standard: What It Means, How We Will Get There

  • 1.11.07 — UC Davis is engineering a sustainable future: Let us count the ways

    A look at the possible future of energy as influenced by UC Davis activities.

  • 12.15.06 — Green Building for a Blue Lake

    The Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences, a green building that will house environmental research, is unveiled.

  • 10.24.06 — New technology turns food leftovers into electricity, vehicle fuels

  • 9.19.06 — Chevron to Fund Major Biofuel Research Projects

    Chevron Corp. will fund research at UC Davis to develop affordable, renewable transportation fuels from farm and forest residues, urban wastes and crops grown specifically for energy.

  • 4.21.06 — Campus launches energy center

    Grant awarded to establish the country's first center of excellence in energy efficiency at UC Davis.

  • 4.12.06 — Governor Attends Launch of Energy Efficiency Center

  • 10.21.05 — Key themes reflected in new faculty hiring

    A competition to identify the campus's highest priorities will add new faculty positions to programs that include those that focus on sustainability.

  • 4.8.05 — Use of landfill gas reaps savings

    Methane gas produced at the campus landfill is used as an energy source to power a nearby boiler.

  • 7.1.04 — UC Davis Adds California Lighting Technology Center

  • 4.20.04 — UC Davis Hosts Calif. Governor's Hydrogen Highways Event

    Govenor launched the nation's first Hydrogen Highway Network in an event at UC Davis

  • /action/conserve_energy/store_smarttopicsEnergysite://s2c.ucdavis.edu/action/conserve_energy/store_smarts2c.ucdavis.edustore_smartStore SmartStore SmartThe Store Smart approach optimizes sample access, reduces risks related to freezer use, and saves energy./progress/climate/renewable_energytopicsBusinessBuildingsEnergyWaste reductionLandClimatePolicysite://s2c.ucdavis.edu/progress/climate/renewable_energys2c.ucdavis.edurenewable_energyRenewable Energy at UC DavisRenewable Energy at UC DavisUC 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. UC Davis has also secured off-site renewable energy.