UC Merced Energy Planning

Results from UC Merced Energy Planning have wildly exceeded expectations. Young and growing, the new campus is a living laboratory of sustainability, where every major building is LEED-certified.

Its early efficiency goals met and exceeded, the campus is reaching higher: aiming for zero net energy for its buildings and vehicle fleets by 2020. Simply put, UC Merced is proof of what’s possible, with vision, technology, and smart planning. In a groundbreaking process, graduated “all-in” goals for deep energy were set, aiming first to reduce usage to 80% of the benchmark for university buildings and ramping down 50% as the campus grew. Learn More >>

Research lead(s)

Karl Brown, Deputy Director, CIEE; Program Director, Energy Use in Buildings

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