UC Santa Barbara

June 26th-29th, 2017

2016 Best Practice Award Winners

We are pleased to announce the winners of the twelfth annual Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Best Practice Awards competition:

Energy Efficiency In New Construction Or Major Renovation

  • CSU East Bay, CSU East Bay Student and Faculty Support
  • UC Berkeley, Jacobs Hall

Energy Efficiency In Existing Buildings: HVAC Design/Retrofit And Commissioning

  • Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly SLO Variable Chilled Water Pumping and Plant Optimization
  • UC San Francisco, PSSRB Vivarium Monitoring Based Commissioning Project

Energy Efficiency In Existing Buildings: Lighting Design/Retrofit

  • CSU Fullerton, CSUF Campus wide LED Lighting Retrofit
  • UC Santa Cruz, McHenry Library Lighting Retrofit & Optimization

Water Efficiency/Site Water Quality

  • CSU Stanislaus, Cooling Tower Reclaimed Water Project
  • Honorable Mention: CSU Fullerton, Drought Response
  • UC San Diego, Reclaimed Water Pipeline Expansion and Central Plants Cooling Tower Retrofits

Innovative Waste Reduction

  • CSU Sacramento, The Closed Loop: Sacramento State Food Waste Diversion and Green Transportation
  • UC San Francisco, UCSF Consolidate & Sort Waste Diversion Program

Student Sustainability Leadership

  • CSU Northridge, Sustainable Office Program
  • UC Riverside, Sustainability Liaison

Sustainable Food Systems

  • CSU Sacramento, A Multi-trophic Food Production System Integrating Aquaponics with Bio-Waste Recycling
  • Honorable Mention: CSU Northridge, Radioactive Seafood Market
  • UC Berkeley, Browns – a California café
  • Honorable Mention: UC San Francisco, Reduction of meat and poultry products raised with non-therapeutic antibiotics

Sustainable Transportation

  • CSU Fullerton, CSUF Battery Storage and EV Charging System
  • UC Santa Barbara, Partnering to Improve Alternative Transportation

Sustainability Innovations

  • CSU Chico, South Campus Neighborhood Project
  • UC Santa Cruz, UCSC’s Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality by 2025
  • Honorable Mention: UC San Diego, Advanced Energy Storage at UCSD: Reducing Peak Power and Increasing the Microgrid’s Reliability

Sustainability in Academics: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

  • CSU East Bay, Social Impact Through Sustainable Solar Design
  • UC Santa Cruz, UCSC Sustainability Studies & Sustainable Living Undergraduate Research Program

Sustainability in Academics: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

  • CSU San Marcos, Sustainability Experienced Through Interactive Design
  • UC Irvine, University of California, Irvine, Sustainability Initiative