Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.62
Liaison Michelle Perez
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of California, San Diego
PRE-2: Points of Distinction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Michelle Perez
Energy and Sustainability Manager
Utilities and Sustainability
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Name of the institution’s featured sustainability program, initiative, or accomplishment:
UC San Diego Green Lab Program

A brief description of the institution’s featured program, initiative, or accomplishment:

UC San Diego’s Green Labs program was formed in 2013 and its efforts engage laboratory faculty, staff and students in performing assessments, reducing waste and improving recycling, replacing inefficient equipment and transitioning to best practices.


Which of the following impact areas does the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Campus Engagement
Buildings
Energy

Website URL where more information about the accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
IN-19

A photograph or document associated with the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment:
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Name of a second highlighted sustainability program/initiative/accomplishment:
EV Affordability and Charging Accessibility for UC Students, Facility & Staff

A brief description of the second program/initiative/accomplishment:

UC San Diego continues to leverage public funding to build EV charging infrastructure on campus. Our EV Program allows individuals to participate at levels that might not have happened without creative research and collaborations with partners such as the California Energy Commission. Through partnerships with local EV providers campus affiliates have access to low cost purchase and lease options.


Which impact areas does the second program/initiative/accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Research
Air & Climate
Transportation

Website URL where more information about the second program/initiative/accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the second program/initiative/accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
IN-50

A photograph or document associated with the second program/initiative/accomplishment:
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Name of a third highlighted program/initiative/accomplishment:
UCSD Microgrid, Fuel Cell, and Advanced Energy Storage

A brief description of the third program/initiative/accomplishment:

UCSD operates a world-class microgrid that serves as a living laboratory for integrating cutting-edge technology into campus operations, while self-generating 80% of the campus’ electricity and reducing the reliance on imported power. It now serves as the springboard for the next generation of grid integrated renewable and distributed energy resources. In 2020, UC San Diego received $39 million from the National Science Foundation to further build a world class platform to decarbonize the grid, protect it from cyber security attacks, and make it more resilient by retrofitting the microgrid on campus to build a best in class testing ground where professors, students, and industry can collaborate.


Which impact areas does the third program/initiative/accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Research
Air & Climate
Energy

Website URL where more information about the third program/initiative/accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the third program/initiative/accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
AC-8

A photograph or document associated with the third program/initiative/accomplishment:
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