Laboratories: 5 million gallons saved annually. Twelve once-through cooling systems were adapted to capture cooling water. Nick Merrick
Sustainability isn’t just a buzzword at UC Irvine – it’s a commitment, a culture and a collective challenge, exemplified by the campus itself. UC Irvine is regularly recognized as is a leader in green construction to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, winning numerous national awards including being named Sierra magazine’s “Coolest School” several times.
University of California’s comprehensive Sustainable Practices Policy, establishes goals in nine areas of sustainable practices: green building design, clean energy, climate protection, sustainable transportation, sustainable building operations for campuses, recycling and waste management, environmentally preferable purchasing, sustainable food services, and sustainable water systems. The policy was originally issued on July 1, 2004, and is revised annually.
The Office of Sustainability houses UCI Community Resilience Projects, and supports Campus Physical & Environmental Planning and the Sustainability Resource Center.
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