Operational Awards

  • 2011 Top Ten 'Coolest School' - UCI placed 6th in Sierra Magazine's fifth annual ranking of the country's universities and colleges

  • 2011 Second Nature's Climate Leadership Award (American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment)

  • 2011 Urban Land Institute -Organizational Leadership Award  - UCI Sustainability Program

  • 2010 Campus Technology Innovator award -- Parking & Transportation Services, ZotWheels program

  • 2010 University of California (UC)/California State University (CSU)/California Community College (CCC) Sustainabiity Conference, Best Practices Award, Overall Sustainable Design

  • 2010 UC/CSU/CCC Sustainability Conference, Best Practices Award, HVAC Retrofit


  • 2009 Best Workplace for Commuters Silver Award -- Sustainable Transportation Initiatives

  • 2009 Orange County Transportation Authority Share the Ride Challenge Award

  • 2009 U.S. Green Building Council, LEED Gold, Anteater Recreation Center Expansion

  • 2009 U.S. Green Building Council, LEED Gold, Bren Hall

  • 2009 Rideshare Diamond Award

  • 2009 U.S. Green Building Council, LEED Gold, Student Center

  • 2009 EPA Region 9 Environmental Achievement Award -- Sustainable Transportation program



  • 2008 Clean Air Award -- Innovative Transportation Projects, South Coast Air Quality Management District

  • 2008 The EPA selected UCI's Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit as a Regional Children's Environmental Health Champion

  • 2008 U.S. Green Building Council, LEED Gold, Anteater Instruction and Research Building

  • 2008 UC/CSU/CCC Sustainability Conference, Best Practices Award, Water Efficiency/Site Water

  • 2008 UC/CSU/CCC Sustainability Conference, Best Practices Award, Transportation Demand Management

  • 2008 UC/CSU/CCC Sustainability Conference, Honorable Mention, HVAC Retrofit

  • 2007 U.S. Green Building Council, LEED Gold, Palo Verde 2

  • 2007 UC/CSU/CCC Sustainability Conference, Best Practices Award, Student Energy Efficiency

  • 2007 UC/CSU/CCC Sustainability Conference, Best Practices Award, Transportation Demand Management

  • 2007 UC/ CSU/ CCC Sustainability Conference, Best Practices Award, Campus Owned and Operated Transportation

  • 2007 UC/CSU/CCC Sustainability Conference, Honorable Mention, Monitoring Based Commissioning

  • 2006 UC/CSU/CCC Sustainability Conference, Honorable Mention, Best Lighting Retrofit

  • 2002 Transportation Excellence Award from the Orange County Transportation Authority for ZEV-NET's exemplary efforts in improving mobility in Orange County

  • 1996 NACUBO Higher Education Award, Rethinking Energy: A Comprehensive Approach
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    2011 Climate Leadership Award

    UCI Green Campus students win energy-efficiency award at the UC/CSU/CCC Sustainability Conference. 

    UCI Green Campus students win energy-efficiency award at the 2007 UC/CSU/CCC Sustainability Conference
    LEED Gold Award
    LEED Gold Award for Palo Verde II student apartments