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You've Joined the Quest to Save Energy on Campus.

UC Davis' community of energy nerds. 

We're committed to living an energy efficient life and empowering others to do the same. We all work together to find innovative solutions and make the campus a better place. 


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Your Missions

These are your missions as an Energy Champion.

You don't have to do them all at once, but at your leisure.

What Kind of Energy Nerd Are You?

We've developed a short quiz to figure out which type of energy nerd fits you best, and help tailor your future missions.

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It's quick and easy, sign up for a virtual 20 minute user testing session. The session will take place on Zoom at your convenience.

How Much Electricity Do You Use? 

Building energy use can be intangible, so let's focus on what you can control in your desk area.

Do you think your energy usage is low?

Share Trim the Waste with a Friend

Do you know someone on campus that would enjoy Trim the Waste? We'll send you an email with all the essential info to forward to them. 

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TherMOOstat Pro

Send us consistent comfort feedback (vote once a week) to complete this mission.

Trim Heating and Cooling on Campus

You've already looked for electricity waste, and we think you're ready to find heating and cooling waste on campus too. 

Coming Soon!

 Completing missions earn you prizes, but the overall goal is to connect you with Joules and the team. We look forward to working with you. 


Meet other Energy Champs!


What was the favorite thing you learned about energy use/conservation?

My favorite thing I learned about energy use is that unlike the normal households, the energy usage on campus comes from three different resources: steam, chilled water, and electricity. Our campus buildings usually do not have 0 energy usage even though when no one is occupying the buildings 

Why are you passionate about energy conservation?

I am passionate about how we can conserve the energy when there is no one using the energy in the building.

What energy saving tip do you want to share with others on campus?

An energy saving tip I would like share with others on campus is to avoid vampire loads. Always unplug a device when you do not need it because even though you turned off your device, sometimes, the device will still consume electricity to maintain its basic function (ex: a small light on a video player). 

Tracy Zhou


Environmental Science and Management

Graduating in 2019 

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