UC Davis Facilities Energy & Engineering partnered with the Sustainable Campus, Sustainable Cities Big Idea to host the Global Campus Energy Manager’s Workshop on Oct. 22 – 24. More than 70 participants from around the world attended and shared ideas on energy efficient projects.
The Sustainable Campus, Sustainable Cities Big Idea is a testament to how UC Davis will continue to build upon its legacy of leading the way for universities and cities to make sustainable changes on a large scale.
UC Davis’ sustainability research doesn’t just play out in the classroom — it’s being put into practice on campus and could lead to the university becoming the world’s first zero-carbon college campus.
Climate change is the defining challenge of our time. While tackling climate change requires many complex actions, there is no question that cutting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is the crucial first step — and taking that step in cities is our greatest hope for a more sustainable future. Many of the tools and technologies to operate carbon-neutral cities already exist. But how do different cities implement solutions at scale, and in ways that are equitable, fiscally sound, and sustainable for the long term?