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Campus Utilities

UC San Diego is committed to producing clean energy and conserving energy and water in cooperation with statewide initiatives and UC standards.

Central Utilities Plant

UC San Diego designed its primary electrical power system for reliability. A computerized Energy Management System connects all major campus buildings and centrally monitors and controls heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems  based on occupancy. Precise programming reduces peak-time energy demand, maximizes conservation and allows for efficient room temperature management and long-term trending and comparative analysis.