University Hall: Going Green!
Project Leads: Rebecca Anderson & Ian Baldridge
Sponsor: Environment, Health & Safety
TGIF Grant: $10,000
Project Theme: Education & Behavior Change
Project Description: Occupants of University Hall undertook a series of sustainability initiatives with gaining LEED EB certification as the end goal. This project applied for points in “Energy & Atmosphere: optimize energy performance”, “Materials & Resources: solid waste management”, “Indoor Environmental Quality: entryway systems”, and “Innovation in Operations: communication, education”. The project replaced inefficient appliances, implemented a composting system, put up window film, and hosted sustainable coffee hours in University Hall.
Goals: Reduce University Hall’s carbon footprint by using student and staff efforts to integrate sustainable practices into building operations, and then communicating those efforts as a model for other campus buildings in developing sustainable operations. Assist UC Berkeley in reaching its Cal-CAP goals. Assist UC Berkeley in meeting UCOP Green Building Initiatives. Measure and record kilowatt hours saved, waste diverted from landfills, and indoor air quality improvement post-implementation of sustainability initiatives. Hire a student intern. Conduct education and outreach for University Hall occupants. Reduce electricity costs of refrigerators by $750/year.