Sustainability Improvements

Lighting the Way for Intramural Sports

August 30, 2019
Have you ever played on a campus sports field? Ever been to an evening game? Imagine if the lights went out just before the winning goal! Campus Recreation Rec Sports provide students, faculty, staff, and alumni the opportunity to participate in recreational and competitive activities.

Utilities Water & Gas / I&C Helping to Keep Research Pumping Long Term

August 13, 2019
In the heart of Napa, UC Davis’ Viticulture and Enology program has a 40-acre research vineyard – Oakville Station.  For more than 50 years, the station has been crucial for the research and trials for clones, vine spacing, pruning levels, irrigation, and more. Due to its contributions in helping to better understand the science of viticulture, the maintenance of the facility is incredibly important. 

Oldest Certified LEED Platinum Building on Our Campus

June 25, 2019
Built in 1955, the Energy Conservation Office once served as the ROTC facility on campus. Today, it is home to the Energy & Engineering unit within Facilities Management and holds a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified Platinum rating for existing buildings (EB). It is the oldest building on campus to have received a LEED certification and the first existing building to receive the platinum rating — the highest green building rating given by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

Waste Lift Project - A Green Solution

May 22, 2019
Not many of us think about how basement restroom waste moves through a building waste system but Dan Wright does, and he is creative about keeping these systems in top shape!

The Underlying Benefits of Mats on Campus

April 30, 2019
The Mat Project introduces new UC Davis imprinted floor mats to various buildings across campus. The mats serve more than an aesthetic purpose; they also help prevent accidents and elongate the floor's longevity.

Custodial Goes Green

March 18, 2019
UC Davis is adapting to a new sustainable standard using environmentally friendly products to maintain our beautiful campus buildings.

New Electric Charging Stations Installed & More Coming!

August 03, 2018
New charging stations are now available for use at the Mondavi Gateway District Parking Structure and Lot 1. Partnering with Transportation Services, Facilities Management electrical staff helped power and install new electric vehicle charging stations over the last two months.

An Oldie but a Goodie: Boiler # 1

May 18, 2018
After running for almost 50 years, Boiler #1 at the Central Heating and Cooling Plant was retired. However, with plans to switch to a more sustainable heating operation, Utilities decides to bring Boiler #1 back online as a security measure to ensure overall campus operations will be unaffected by future construction.

HVAC Retrofit Sees Payoff

April 09, 2018
The University Services building has saved over $15,000 in only nine months from an HVAC retrofit project that was completed by BMS in June 2017. The project sought to improve the comfort for customers, increase BMS’ ability to troubleshoot HVAC issues in the building, and reduce energy consumption.