Campus Engagement

Campus Engagement Structure

The project takes seriously the ideas stakeholders have to maximize the potential of the system. While there are a number established processes in place–including those used to approve campus capital projects–stakeholder engagement is vital to the success of Berkeley Clean Energy Campus. This project includes a number of formal and informal efforts. Along with the formal Advisory Committee, Berkeley Clean Energy Campus has developed a structure to provide guidance to the initiative and the Chancellor.  

BCEC Advisory Structure graphic

The Berkeley Clean Energy Team advisory "tree" includes the Sustainability Community Advisory Group, BCEC Facilities & Capital Strategies, BCEC Living Lab & Learning Working Group(s), the Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability, the CAP Resiliency Planning Working Group, and the BCEC Advisory Committee.  The team and its sub-groups ultimately report to the Berkeley Chancellor and campus leadership

Additional Engagement

Berkeley Clean Energy Campus works with other affiliates including campus researchers from undergraduates to professors, local utilities and public services, campus organizations, and external consulting groups. As examples:

  • The BCEC Living Labs that are underway. 

  • A mechanical engineering faculty group is evaluating the feasibility of incorporating pumped hydroelectric power into the project. 

  • BEACN, an undergraduate consulting group affiliated with the Haas School of Business, studied the use of hydrogen for energy resiliency

  • The UC Berkeley Government and Community Relations office, the Vice Chancellor for Research Development Group, the Student Environmental Resource Center, Gift Officers, and more. 

Off campus, Berkeley Clean Energy Campus is engaging with government and private entities. Some of these include:

  • East Bay Municipal Utilities District (EBMUD), 

  • Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) 

  • The City of Berkeley 

Student Fellowships

The Berkeley Clean Energy Campus initiative values student input and project work engagement. The initiative currently has three undergraduate fellows researching possible co-benefits the initiative can bring to communities on and off campus. Their work will build understanding and new collaboration options for the project with more campus departments and student organizations. The fellows team is led by graduate student and Berkeley Clean Energy Campus team member Jack Chang.

Edited August 2023.

Sather Gate & students walking

Students walking through the iconic Sather Gate on the south side of campus.