The University of California has received dozens of awards and accolades from local, state, and national government, non-governmental organizations, and the press. In addition, UC campuses have received high marks from Princeton Review and every other campus sustainability rating system that has been released over the past several years.

UC's external sustainability awards and rankings, by year:

Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Best Practice Awards

Together with the California State University system and the California Community College system, the University of California also organizes an internal Best Practice Awards program to honor excellence in energy efficiency project implementation, green building design, and sustainable operations.

Case studies on energy efficiency Best Practice Award winners