August 5, 2014

UC Berkeley has been awarded the 2014 APPA Effective & Innovative Practices Award for its submission "Providing Financial Incentives to Promote Energy Conservation by Building Occupants". As one of the five schools selected, UC Berkeley received a $4,000 cash award sponsored by Sodexo.

Criteria for selection included a high level of innovation and adaptability for implementation at other schools. "The Effective & Innovative Practices Award recognizes new programs or significant restructuring to existing programs that will enhance service delivery, lower costs, increase productivity, improve customer service, generate revenue, or otherwise benefit the educational institution," said David Cain, APPA's Immediate Past Vice President and the chair of the Awards and Recognition Committee.