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May 28, 2024

The Berkeley Clean Energy Campus Integrated Resource and Activation Plan (IRAP) comprehensively studies the technical and financial options available to UC Berkeley and has set the project up for design and initial construction. Integrated Resource and Activation Plan activities have included technical analysis on the energy solutions, infrastructure siting options, financial strategies, living lab opportunities, just transition considerations and stakeholder engagement. 

May 16, 2024

With Chancellor Carol Christ's support and leadership, on May 15, 2024 the UC Regents approved a Phase 1 project budget of $476.6 million to be funded by external financing supported by State General Fund appropriations, external financing supported by Renewable Energy Tax Credit payments, and external financing supported by the campus. 

Phase 1 of the Clean Energy campus project would achieve a 70% reduction in building energy carbon emissions and consist of the following components:

May 1, 2024

August 28, 2023

In July 2023, the University of California Regents approved funding for preliminary plans for the Berkeley Clean Energy Campus capital projects initiative. The Regents approved up to $40 million, supported by State General Fund appropriations.

May 11, 2023

The Clean Energy Campus will replace UC Berkeley’s natural gas-fueled cogen plant that supplies 90% of campus energy -- and has less than 10 years of usable life -- with a model 21st century, 100% clean energy microgrid.

May 9, 2023

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SF Chronicle, Sam Whiting, April 27, 2023

April 6, 2023

"You’ve likely seen it on walks across the UC Berkeley campus — the little one-story red brick building northeast of Sproul Hall and near Strawberry Creek. It’s hard not to admire the colorful, Byzantine-style mosaic tile murals on its east façade that depict people playing music, dancing, painting and sculpting.

September 13, 2022

UC Berkeley is recruiting for a key position for the Berkeley Clean Energy Campus (BCEC) initiative. The Senior Project Manager will direct the design and construction of this long-term complex capital infrastructure and clean energy project. We are looking for proven skill in initiatives of this scope and interest in transformative energy and carbon reducing projects.

August 2, 2022

April 21, 2022

Will you ask lawmakers to support critical funding for Clean Energy and Climate Change Solutions?

The Berkeley Clean Energy Campus initiative aims to transition the campus to a 100% electrified and renewable energy system and be a model for real climate change solutions. After years of advocacy by faculty, staff and students and feasibility planning, we are ready to make the campus energy decarbonization transformation a reality.

March 30, 2022

This week, UC Berkeley is drilling a 400-foot deep borehole on the north side of campus to explore the viability of using a geothermal heat pump system to help heat and cool its buildings more efficiently. If feasible, a geothermal system will become part UC Berkeley’s plan to decarbonize the campus.

Read the article and and watch the video on Berkeley News Here.

February 2, 2022

University of California, Berkeley

RFP for Professional Services: Technical/Engineering Consulting Services for Clean Energy Microgrid System

RFP Issue Date: January 31, 2022 

Mandatory Pre-Bid Video Conference: February 11, 2022

RFP Due Date: March 11, 2022 

July 16, 2021

News from UC Berkeley Federal Government Relations

July 6, 2021

July 1, 2021

Berkeley is in flight to a carbon free futureOn December 8th, 100 people joined an on-line event to hear about ideas to decarbonize the UC Berkeley energy system with Vice Chancellor Marc Fisher, Associate Vice Chancellor Sally McGarrahan, and Chief Sustainability Officer Kira Stoll.