UC Santa Barbara

April 28th - May 1st, 2021: Climate Justice Symposium for Transforming Education; July 2021 CHESC

Past Award Winners

The CA Higher Education Sustainability Conference wants to congratulate the 2008 Best Practice Award Winners Please see below for the announcement letters from the University of California and California State University Systems.


Overall Sustainable Design 

UC Davis

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Honorable Mention: UC Merced


HVAC Design

UC Berkeley  

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo


Lighting Design Retrofit 

UC Berkeley 

CSU Channel Islands 


HVAC Retrofit

UC San Diego 

Sonoma State University

Honorable Mention: UC Irvine 

Honorable Mention: CSU San Bernardino


Renewables/ Innovative Energy Generation or Procurement 

CSU Fresno


Monitoring Based Commissioning 

UC Davis

CSU Monterey Bay


Water Efficiency/ Site Water Quality 

UC Irvine 

San Diego State University 


Innovative Waste Reduction 

UC San Francisco 

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo 


Student Energy Efficiency 

UC Berkeley

CSU Chico 

Honorable Mention: UC Santa Cruz


Student Sustainability Programs

UC Berkeley

Humboldt State University


Transportation Demand Management 

UC Irvine 

Sand Diego State University 

Honorable Mention: UC Riverside