Energy & Engineering

Employee Spotlight: Sam Cole

October 07, 2019
After earning his BS and MS in Renewable Energy Engineering at Oregon’s Institute of Technology, Sam Cole was ready to get to work in the Energy Conservation Office (ECO).

Animal Resource Services gets a Major Upgrade

October 07, 2019
Building Maintenance Services (BMS) and Energy & Engineering (ECO) were able to transition a Center for Equine Health storage building to field office space with modern, energy efficient equipment. 

Facilities Management Earns Multiple Awards for Innovations in Sustainability

August 13, 2019
This year, APPA: Leadership in Educational Facilities, the broadest coalition of educational facilities professionals in North America, is recognizing Facilities Management for their excellence in sustainability within higher education, with not one, but two awards – the Effective Innovation Award for their TherMOOstat tool and the Sustainability Innovation Award for their Active Commissioning Enterprise (ACE) program.

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).

Word of the Month: Clo

January 14, 2019
Clo is a unit of measurement used to describe the amount of thermal insulation provided by a clothing garment or outfit.

What Happens With Your Feedback?

September 26, 2018
This infographic walks you through what happens when you send in your TherMOOstat feedback.

What is Energy Efficiency?

August 20, 2018
It's easiest to explain energy efficiency by comparing it to energy conservation. We've made an infographic to compare and contrast the two, and to show you how we're tackling both at UC Davis.

TherMOOstat Success Story: Math Sciences Building

July 25, 2018
Do you know where your room's thermostat is? Your thermostat location matters because its position determines the room's temperature reading. Knowing where it's located may give you more control over your comfort.

Web App

July 11, 2018
We have built our Campus Energy Education Dashboard and comfort feedback tools as web apps for you to learn about and contribute to energy saving efforts on campus. Read more to learn about why we chose web apps as our platform.