Since its inception, UC Merced has been a leader in sustainable planning and environmental design. Long term efficiency strategies, aggressive energy budgets and rigorous performance modeling are among the tools used on every project. As the campus grows, new developments will be designed, planned and sited to demonstrate innovation and minimize impacts on the environment. To learn more about UC Merced's committment to sustainability, visit the sustainability website.

Green Buildings

Our buildings are among the most energy efficient in the country. They reduce energy demand and provide real world teaching tools for building design, maintenance and construction. Learn more about our "green" buildings

Triple Zero Commitment

UC Merced will be zero net energy, zero waste and zero net emissions by 2020. We plan, design and build the campus at the highest levels of sustainability. Read about the campus's triple zero commitment