Golden Bear Orientation

Welcome new students!

UC Berkeley Goes Solar

Solar PV systems at MLK Student Union, Eshleman Hall, Rec Sports, University Village, and Jacobs Hall

Campus Goals

Water use is down 20% since 2008

Golden Bear Orientation

Points of Pride 

  • 87% of students walk, bike or take public transit to campus
  • Over $2 million in student-fee funding for 166 sustainability projects in
    last eight years
  • 29 percent of undergraduates took at least one course focused on
    sustainability
  • Solar panels on 5 buildings (1 MW total) contribute toward goal of carbon neutrality by 2025

Progressing towards Carbon Neutrality

The UC system has a goal to be carbon neutral by 2025. This calls for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions from our building energy and fleet vehicle use.  For Berkeley to meet this target campus emissions will need to be reduced by about 80%. Berkeley has taken the first steps toward neutrality by reducing emissions to 1990 levels, faster than required by California guidelines. The campus is working to progressively lower emissions until carbon neutrality is achieved. Learn more about our ongoing efforts to reduce carbon emissions.

Energy Dashboards

See energy consumption and conservation in action through the Pulse Dashboard of campus buildings. The dashboard tracks the effects of energy saving efforts in real time. Here you can see the cumulative impact of your behavior and of others in your building, since everyone has a role in the campus energy conservation effort.