The Davis campus currently spends more than $25 million annually on energy. Optimization of HVAC control systems for all campus buildings is estimated to save approximately 15-20 percent. Read More


Energy Projects Team

The Energy Projects & Commissioning team is tasked with developing energy projects and initiatives that will keep UC Davis on track to meet its energy and carbon goals, and improve the performance of facilities campus-wide. 




Dating back to 2009, through the Statewide Energy Partnership (SEP) program, the Davis campus has already netted $8M on its initial energy investments ($60M investment, plus $10M in utility rebates).

This team investment and the initial savings it has secured can be protected through a relatively low-cost ongoing commissioning program, the Active Commissioning Enterprise (ACE), which will:

      • Track building performance and identify degradation

      • Implement low-cost operational improvements such as scheduling and set point optimization, and elimination of simultaneous heating and cooling

      • Provide the tools and monitoring to verify and sustain savings.

Our team has a strategy to optimize the campus’s HVAC systems as a part of the current Financial Sustainability Action Plan. Read about the Energy Conservation Office's approach to Optimizing the Campus’s HVAC systems.