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UC Davis Student Housing and Dining Services Sustainability Commitment Statement

The University of California’s Sustainable Practices policy provides a strong framework for the continued development of sustainable practices.

The definition of sustainability is “to meet the current population’s needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs,” Brundtland Commission (1987). Student Housing and Dining Services at UC Davis is dedicated to this effort and strives to be a model program for the integration of sustainable practices. We are committed to developing and maintaining healthful educational living and working environments while fully integrating sustainable practices.

Guiding Principles

  • Institutionalize sustainable practices such as: green building design, clean energy, energy efficiency, sustainable building operations, recycling and waste management, sustainable food services, sustainable water systems and more.
  • Use the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system as a guide for new construction projects, renovation projects and ongoing maintenance of facilities.
  • Educate residents and staff through presentations, involvement, work groups and the development of living- learning environments.
  • Collaborate with campus organizations such as Utilities and Solid Waste.
  • Integrate sustainability into departmental business practices and long term planning.
  • Model sustainable practices to residents and staff.