The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus — envisioned as a “City of Learning” — was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world’s premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.
First introduced last year, the Sustainability Snapshots provide a quick and easy-to-read summary of UC Berkeley’s progress toward its sustainability goals, focusing on those that are quantiﬁable. Additional information on what steps the campus took in the past year can be found in the sections that follow.
The 2012 Campus Sustainability Report documents how well the campus has implemented projects to achieve the goals, initiated new best practices, and expanded the culture of sustainability. The progress in the last year is signiﬁcant: Greenhouse gas emissions, water usage, ten LEED™ certiﬁed building projects, and fuel usage.