University of California, Los Angeles

UCLA at dusk, L.A. skyline

UCLA Energy and Sustainability Revolving Fund

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Energy and Sustainability Revolving Fund continues the University’s decades long commitment to energy and resource efficiency. Past initiatives have included heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) upgrades, lighting efficiency, occupancy sensors, and more. UCLA has invested over $20 million in energy efficiency in the past decade and achieved over $4 million in annual energy savings. This new commitment of a $15 million revolving fund will encourage and support new projects across campus and will continue our building audit and Energy Conservation Measures program. Energy efficiency and conservation are a critical part of the university’s strategy for achieving carbon neutrality by 2025. UCLA is a living laboratory for sustainability research, demonstrating that it is possible to address complex global issues like climate change in a financially feasible way. More details about UCLA’s energy and sustainability programs can be found at


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Nurit Katz
Chief Sustainability Officer