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UC Merced is designing and managing an ecosystem where the community can learn along with researchers and students.
UC Merced's market-leading program for new-building energy efficiency will significantly reduce the university's direct impact on the environment.
There are many student groups committed to sustainability within and beyond the UC Merced community.

Did you know

  • that 21 percent of UC Merced's Central Plant is made from recycled content, including phonebooks, newspapers, soda bottles and more?
  • that the campus's chilled-water system helps reduce energy costs for the Classroom and Office Building to 56 percent less than the cost to operate a Title 24 baseline building?
  • that the library uses 38 percent less energy than mandated by California's Title 24 energy code?

Sustainability is just who we are.

Teaching and Research 

Energy

Student Engagement  

Water

Food

Waste and Recycling 

Procurement 

Transportation 

Human Resources 

Planning, Design and Construction 

Green Building  

E-presence