The Big Shift

To decrease our campus’s reliance on natural gas and move our university closer to becoming carbon neutral by 2025, UC Davis is converting our building heating system from one that utilizes steam heat generated by natural gas, to a heating system that uses hot water generated by electricity – a renewable resource.

Big Shift Toward Carbon-Neutral Future

June 02, 2020
Steam Out, Hot Water In, to Heat Campus Buildings

oving UC Davis toward a carbon-neutral future is kind of a big deal. And the construction project that is literally laying the groundwork to help the campus get there is big, too.

La Rue Bridge

To safely accommodate the increasing number of cars, bikes and pedestrians going to and from the campus’s expanding Gateway District, this project — majority-funded by the Federal Highway Administration — replaces a 32-foot-wide, almost- 70-year-old bridge with a seismically safe 52-foot-wide span that includes standard sidewalks and bike lanes.