Achieving UC Merced’s Triple Zero Commitment: Zero Net Energy, Zero Landfill Waste, and Zero Net Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2020

May 14, 2012 - 12:00pm

John will highlight sustainability efforts at UC Merced, particularly with respect to its Triple Zero Commitment to zero net energy, zero landfill waste, and climate neutrality by 2020. From a technical perspective, the campus zero net energy strategy relies primarily on energy efficiency, solar energy, and plasma gasification, along with various smart grid strategies. Zero waste efforts currently emphasize composting and control of purchasing to simplify recycling efforts. Campus efforts are only beginning to address climate neutrality beyond initial attainment of zero net energy. The campus approach generally involves emphasis of a "living laboratory" to leverage sustainability goals in support of the core research and teaching mission of the university.

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