Sustainability Improvements

Lighting the Way for Intramural Sports

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

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. 

An Oldie but a Goodie: Boiler # 1

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

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.