PORTFOLIO ENERGY PERFORMANCE
Better Buildings Challenge Partners strive to decrease portfolio-wide source energy use intensity (EUI) and to increase the percent improvement compared to a set baseline. UC Irvine`s portfolio consists of more than 140 buildings and 7 million square feet. Since 2008, UC Irvine has improved energy performance by 29%. UC Irvine’s Smart Labs Initiative has successfully reduced energy consumption in new and retrofitted laboratory spaces by as much as 60%. Campus energy improvements have also resulted from HVAC retrofits, LED lighting upgrades, and monitoring-based commissioning.