Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded the University of California system with the Excellence in Green Power Use Award for its investments in renewable energy, and continued progress toward reaching net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2025. The EPA aims to recognize organizations that “both exceed the minimum benchmark requirements for green power usage and ‘demonstrate a distinct market impact through innovation, communications, and stakeholder engagement.'”
Quoted on UC Berkeley’s sustainability efforts, Dan Kammen added, “Berkeley has led the way in doing building energy efficiency audits and using this data to design better building control systems.”
Read the Daily Californian article here.
Read about EPA’s Green Power Leadership Awards here.
Featured image: Chou Hall in the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, which aims to be the first zero-waste building on campus by 2018 (photo: Kevin Chan – The Daily Californian Staff)