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 Energy Production and Conservation

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

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.

Energy and Water Use

Facilities Management developed dashboards that allow customers to view energy and water use in campus buildings.

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energy use chart


Focus Areas

UC San Diego strives to find solutions that help protect our planet. See what we’re doing to achieve carbon neutrality and zero waste and how we are conserving energy and water.

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Take Action

You can get involved with sustainability in many ways. See what you can do to make a difference.

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Go Green!

Green Labs

The Green Labs program helps laboratories reduce their footprints without compromising research quality or safety while improving efficiency.

Certify Your Lab

Green Office

The Green Office Certification program helps campus offices promote resource conservation and recognizes their leadership in sustainability.

Certify Your Office

Utilities Contacts

John Dilliott, Director, Utilities & Sustainability
858) 822-2807

Timothy Schulz, Central Utilities/Cogeneration Plant Manager
(858) 534-6628

Central Utilities Plant Control Room (emergencies only)
(858) 534-3250