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Best Practice Awards

The Best Practice Awards highlight successful and cost-effective projects on UC, CSU and CCC campuses that implement green building technologies, sustainable design strategies, and energy-efficient operations. The awards are presented each summer at the annual California Higher Education Sustainability Conference. The Best Practice case studies showcase each award-winning project, making the strategies and achievements available as an educational tool to assist all campuses in achieving energy-efficiency and sustainability goals.

See the award program website for information about submitting your project.

Program Support

Funding for Best Practices is provided by the UC/CSU/IOU and the CCC/IOU Energy Efficiency Partnerships, unique state-wide partnerships between the California campuses and the state's’s four large investor-owned utilities. The program’s goals include accomplishing immediate and long-term peak energy and demand savings, and establishing a permanent framework for comprehensive energy management programs at the

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