We're getting close to completing the first district of the Big Shift! Below is map showing where the project is completed (green), where construction is active (red), and where it is going (orange). We're almost done laying four miles of hot water pipes throughout the core of campus. (Phew!) Next up, district two which is currently in the design phase. Please sign up for our e-newsletter to be kept up to date.
- Beginning spring 2020, UC Davis begins a project that literally lays the groundwork for reducing our reliance on fossil fuels while immediately decreasing our energy and water use. Starting in May and continuing over the course of the next two years, we are replacing a portion of our campus’s oldest, natural-gas powered steam-heat system – located throughout the Quad District – with a new, hot-water system. This involves the installation of two new distribution heat exchangers and laying four miles of underground and return piping to connect the new system to dozens of nearby buildings.