New technique makes 'biogasoline' from plant waste

One day, you may fill up your tank with gasoline-like fuels made from cellulosic materials such as farm and forestry waste, using a new process invented by chemists at UC Davis.
wave machine

Seafloor carpet catches waves to generate energy

Power generation and water desalination are among potential applications.
west village buildings with bicyclist

West Village: setting the standard for sustainability

The nation’s largest planned zero-net energy community racks up an impressive list of achievements in its first year.
photograph of Bren School of Environmental Science and Management

UC wins green building Super Hero Award

The University of California has a hidden super power: It makes buildings turn green.

Sustainability projects win honors

Statewide conference recognizes UC, other higher ed institutions for green achievements.

100 facilities achieve 'green' standard

New UCLA laboratory is UC's 100th LEED-certified facility — far ahead of any other American university.

UC's Best Practice Award winners

Award-winning projects at higher ed sustainability conference.

UC Berkeley steps up to the plastic-waste challenge

Stepping up to the global challenge of trying to keep plastic waste from clogging waterways, coastlines and landfills, UC Berkeley is the first university in the world to embrace the Plastic Disclosure Project.

UC’s green investments pay off

The University of California is saving $32 million a year on energy and remains the leader in higher education for adopting green building standards.

Those achievements and others are outlined in the 2011 UC Annual Report on Sustainable Practices at the Board of Regents meeting today (Jan. 18) at UC Riverside.

The UC system added 38 LEED-green certified facilities during 2011 and now has 87, which continues to be the most of any university in the country, according to the annual report.

Students inspire UC sustainability policies

Student activism is a driving force behind initiatives that make the UC system one of the greenest universities in the country.