Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.08
Liaison Michelle Perez
Submission Date May 18, 2011
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University of California, San Diego
Tier2-3: LED Lighting

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Anna Levitt
Assistant Campus Energy Manager
Facilities Management
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Does the institution use Light Emitting Diode (LED) technology in at least one lighting application? LED applications in exit signs and remote controls do not count for this credit.:

A brief description of the technology used:

Completed & current LED lighting retrofits on campus:
1. Replaced 150W high pressure sodium with 79W LED fixtures at campus gas station
2. Designed a new parking structure with bi-level LED, occupancy sensor-controlled lighting throughout

Other energy efficiency efforts:
Linear fluorescent lighting on 85% of the campus was retrofitted with 25W T8 lamps, premium efficiency ballasts, and occupancy sensor controls within the last 5 years. UCOP Policy requires Energy Star products be purchased when available. Currently, 95% of campus appliances are Energy Star. Between 1995 and 2005 UCSD completed $60M in energy-saving improvements that cut electricity consumption by 20%. In 2009, UC San Diego replaced 514 older computer servers with 270 new servers that perform the same functions but with half the energy consumption, saving the university $680,000/yr. The campus is in the 2nd year of a 3 year, $73M energy efficiency program to reduce energy consumption in 25 of its older buildings by a combined $6M/yr.

The website URL where information about the institution's use of the technology is available :

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