Sustainability

Out with the Old (Printer), in with the New

July 03, 2018

Many of us have that one old office printer we’d like to kick to the curb. Dozens of UC Davis departments were able to do just that in June.

Their satisfaction came in the form of a printer exchange event, hosted by Supply Chain Management. In a partnership with HP, Supply Chain was able to get 150 new printers by cashing in points earned from previous purchases and recycling HP toner.

UC Davis Hosts First Intercollegiate Energy Summit

December 01, 2016
On Sept 15, the Energy Conservation Office (ECO) held the first UC-wide Energy Summit UC Davis. The summit allowed energy managers from campuses throughout North America to network and share ideas, innovations and strategies to improve energy efficiency in campus buildings.

Are you hot, cold, or perfect?

October 01, 2015

By Grant Nejedlo

October 1, 2015

It’s early October, and while it’s still warm and sunny outside, you’re sitting at your desk wrapped up in a sweater, frantically typing to keep warm. The office thermostat says the room is within campus standards of 68 – 78 degrees, but you feel like there has to be an A/C issue, and you’d like someone to know about it.

Well, there’s an app for that…

UC Davis Energy Manager Teaches Class in Denmark

August 20, 2015

By BreAnda Northcutt

August 20, 2015

A unique partnership between UC Davis, UC Santa Cruz, and Denmark’s Aalborg and Technical universities is helping find common ways to solve today’s energy challenges ­– despite the 5,259 miles that separate the two universities.

Having recently returned from a week in Denmark teaching international students, Josh Morejohn, Energy Manager in UC Davis’s Energy Conservation Office, was struck by the similarities rather than the differences.

UC Davis Stewards Every Last Drop of Water

August 13, 2015

By BreAnda Northcutt

August 13, 2015

Facing one of the worst droughts in California’s history, UC Davis is delivering innovative ways to steward every last drop of water.

“At UC Davis, we thrive on solving challenges,” said Dave Lawlor, UC Davis’s Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer, the office responsible for spearheading the university’s drought response efforts. “With no immediate end in sight to the drought, we think we can demonstrate success for others considering deep changes to their approach to water savings.”