Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.94
Liaison Trey McDonald
Submission Date Oct. 13, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of San Diego
IN-27: Innovation D

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Scott Anders
Research/Administrative Director
Public Interest Law
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
The Energy Policy Initiatives Center

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

The Energy Policy Initiatives Center (EPIC) is a non-profit research center of the USD School of Law that studies energy policy issues affecting California and the San Diego region. EPIC’s mission is to increase awareness and understanding of energy- and climate-related policy issues by conducting research and analysis to inform decision makers and educating law students. The center creates and monitors GHG emissions for the County of San Diego and several local city governments.


Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Public Engagement
Air & Climate
Coordination & Planning

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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This is an ongoing center dedicated to this work.

In April 2016 the center along with Cleantech San Diego received a $5 million grant over five years from the California Energy Commission to further advance the San Diego region's energy innovation industry. The award will be used to develop the San Diego Regional Energy Innovation Cluster, a partnership between nine regional business organizations and academic institutions that will connect entrepreneurs to facilities, training, and resources to help them successfully bring energy innovations to market.

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