The Energy Office tracks, monitors, and manages energy usage campus-wide to reduce energy costs; improve design, performance, and operation of buildings; and provide feedback on energy usage to building occupants. We continuously monitor the operations and maintenance of campus facilities and are in contact with Building Managers regarding their facilities’ operation and utility consumption.
Winter Break Curtailment!
Each winter break the Energy Office works with the EMS, Stationary Engineers, HVAC and Electric shops to turn down buildings to save energy.
Heating and ventilation will again be curtailed on the Berkeley campus during the period from the end of the business day Friday, December 22, 2023 through Tuesday, January 2, 2024. During the entire curtailment period, faculty and staff are encouraged to plan to be away from campus to allow for effective curtailment of campus facilities.
Reducing energy and steam use during the winter break last year created cost savings to the campus through energy reductions of 567,860 kWh and 1,448,340 pounds of steam resulting in the equivalent emissions of 386 metric tons of CO2
A final list of approved exemptions will be posted on the Facilities Services website after all requests are reviewed.
Check out the 2022-23 curtailment report for more information here
Clean Energy Campus
Within eight years, Berkeley plans to switch to a new clean and resilient energy system that will phase out fossil fuels and demonstrate cutting-edge technologies and creative financing. For decades, Berkeley has led the world in climate solution technology and policy research. Now, the campus will be powered by an energy system that sets the standard in sustainable, resilient infrastructure. If you want to learn more about this initiative, visit Berkeley Clean Energy Campus.