About the Best Practice Awards

The Best Practice Awards highlight successful projects on California campuses that implement sustainable strategies, innovations and operations. Winning teams receive awards the annual California Higher Education Sustainability Conference. The case studies are documented here to provide examples that may assist all campuses in achieving their energy and sustainability goals. Funding for Best Practices is provided by the UC/CSU/IOU Energy Efficiency Partnership.

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CSU Long Beach Liberal Arts

Overall Sustainable Design

UC Berkeley Campbell Hall

Overall Sustainable Design

SJSU Chiller Plant

HVAC Design/Retrofit

CSUDH Waffle Slab Lighting

Lighting Design/Retrofit

UCI Student Center Lighting

Lighting Design/Retrofit

Cal Poly SLO Drought Response

Water Efficiency & Site Water Quality

UC Santa Cruz Drought Planning

Water Efficiency & Site Water Quality

CSU Chico Sustainability Showdown

Student Energy Efficiency Program

UC Berkeley LED Microscope Retrofits

Student Energy Efficiency Program