UC Davis receives BREEAM certification for their second building on campus
This week, the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) received certification for their second building on their central Californian campus. The Energy Conservation Office (ECO) is home to the Energy & Engineering team at the University of California – Davis (UC Davis). In a previous life the building was the Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC) building that was used for shooting training in the 1950s-70s, and as such is often referred to as the historical Rifle Range. The Energy & Engineering’s team mission is to improve building performance and eliminate energy waste at the building level to further UC Davis’ carbon neutrality goals and practice sustainable stewardship on campus. The ECO is a testbed for building technology and is an office space for students and staff who are dedicated to collaborating with campus partners to make buildings operate more efficiently.
In a ceremony to celebrate the certification on July 16th, Shamir Ghumra, Director of BREEAM at BRE, presented Alex Malm, Green Building Project Manager for UC Davis and the team from the Energy Conservation Office that worked on the certification, their certificate and praised their work. “The Energy Conservation Office is an example of what needs to be done with many existing buildings,” said Shamir. “UC Davis has demonstrated that improvements to even buildings considered to be marginal can be meaningful, improving operational costs and occupant comfort while reducing environmental impacts. We are very proud of the team at UC Davis for their accomplishment and look forward to more certifications in the future.”