Student Papers and Research Projects

Building Sustainability at Cal (jpg) (UC Berkeley)
A student-facilitated course and internship program that trains students to become building sustainability coordinators. The Building Sustainability at Cal program was piloted in Stanley Hall (jpg)

UC Santa Barbara — Real Food Challenge
UCSB students reviewed existing literature on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from agricultural production and developed a set of preliminary recommendations on how Dining Services could reduce the GHG emissions associated with the food served in campus dining halls.

UC Davis, Graduate School of Management – Sustainable Purchasing Assessment of UC Davis Coffee House
As part of the Community Consulting Group initiative at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, MBA students analyzed purchasing practices at the student-run UC Davis Coffee House and made recommendations on how to increase the proportion of sustainable food (docx).

Quantifying the Carbon Footprint of UCLA-related Air Travel
UCLA graduate student Calvin Lee Kwan developed a carbon calculator to measure the greenhouse gas emissions associated with UCLA-funded air travel (pdf) in 1990, 2000, and 2007.

CalCAP Course Final Report
The final reports of UC Berkeley's Cal Climate Action Partnership course outline student recommendations for how UC Berkeley can reduce emissions to 1990 levels by 2014.

Campus Climate Neutral
Campus Climate Neutral Group Project, Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, UCSB.

Through this project, Bren students designed a plan for the UC Santa Barbara campus to reduce or offset its greenhouse gas emissions and achieve carbon neutrality.

Campus Solar Site Assessments
UC Berkeley graduate students conducted a solar site assessment (pdf) of the UC Berkeley campus to evaluate the potential for rooftop solar photovoltaic systems on campus.