The Green Building Research Center (GBRC) at the University of California, Berkeley was created to advance and promote sustainable building design and operation on the UC Berkeley campus, and provide resources to aid other universities in similar efforts across the state.

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2017 Best Practice Case Studies

The 2017 Best Practice Award winners are exemplary projects that reduce energy and water use, implement green building technologies, and improve the environmental performance of UC and CSU campus operations. These case studies highlight recognized projects to make these innovative strategies available to all campuses.

The awards were announced at the annual California Higher Education Sustainability Conference (CHESC) that took place at at UC Santa Barbara, June 26-30, 2017. Funding for Best Practices is provided by the UC/CSU/IOU and the CCC/IOU Energy Efficiency Partnerships, unique state-wide partnerships between the California campuses and the state's’s large investor-owned utilities.

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UC Berkeley’s myPower Provides Energy Feedback Across Campus

The myPower energy visualization system provides realtime and historic energy information on 57 campus buildings. The system, which is provided by Pulse Energy, will be used in a broad effort to offer incentives for departments that save energy.

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Green Facilities at Cal

Facility Services is undertaking a number of important steps towards greening campus buildings in terms of design and operation. This includes building to LEED standards, and improving existing buildings through monitoring-based commissioning, and retrofitting lighting and other systems.

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Sustainability at UC Berkeley

For a broad overview of sustainability activities and programs at UC Berkeley, visit Cal's sustainability website. This site includes informaion on a wide range of programs from dining to transporation, and includes links to UCB's sustainability reports, student jobs and funding opportunities.

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