|Submission Date||Feb. 25, 2016|
University of California, Merced
EN-10: Inter-Campus Collaboration
Does the institution collaborate with other colleges and universities to support and help build the campus sustainability community?:
A brief summary of papers, guides, presentations, and other resources the institution has developed to share their sustainability experience with other institutions:
Presentations have been made regionally and nationally to share information on UC Merced Practices regarding Sustainability and Energy. Colleen McCormick, Director of Sustainability at UC Merced has presented at the following:
1. Aiming for Net Zero Energy and Net Zero Greenhouse Gas (Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, Minneapolis, 2015)
2. Unlocking Renewables: Energy Workforce Development Panel (Fresno, August 2015)
The names of local, state/provincial, regional, national, or international campus sustainability organizations or consortia in which the institution participates and/or is a member:
U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability In Higher Education (AASHE)
UC Zero Waste Business Council (USZWBC) College and University Technical Committee
A brief summary of additional ways the institution collaborates with other campuses to advance sustainability :
UC Merced participates in the annual California Higher Education Sustainability Conference (CHESC), which is a platform for California colleges and universities to share sustainability best practices, new innovations, and make contacts for future collaboration. UC Merced is also a multi-campus research institute that focuses on improving solar technologies.
UC Merced collaborates with the UC Systemwide campuses through participation in working groups associated with water, climate change, sustainability, green buildings, green labs, as well as sustainable procurement to advance and expand campus collaborations. UC Merced also participates in UC system-wide competitions to include the the first Cool Campus Challenge, which encourages, motivates, and rewards staff, faculty, and students who take steps to reduce their carbon footprints.
UC Merced is an active participant of the UC Wholesale Power Program to support the procurement and generation of renewable energy.
The website URL where information about cross-campus collaboration is available:
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