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UC San Diego Health Recognized for Sustainability Efforts


By Cathryn Jakicic Green
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The 10 academic campuses and five medical centers of the University of California (UC) system are aiming for 100 percent reliance on clean electricity across its campuses and medical centers by 2025, according to UC San Diego Health.

This effort is in addition to the university’s previous pledge to also become operationally carbon neutral, which means all the buildings and vehicle fleets would emit net zero greenhouse gases by 2025.

UC San Diego Health received national recognition in 2018 for environmental excellence and reducing energy usage.

The American Society of Healthcare Engineers presented the 2018 Energy to Care Award to UC San Diego Health for reducing energy use intensity on the La Jolla campus. The 509,500-square-foot facility was designed with a low-energy footprint, resulting in an overall 14 percent reduction in energy use intensity in 2017.

Cathryn Jakicic is healthcare industries editor of FacilitiesNet.com. For more information on hospital campuses and other medical facilities, click here.

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