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Nathan Brostrom accepts the campus's Flex Your Power Award from Gov. Schwarzenegger UC Berkeley Vice Chancellor Nathan Brostrom accepts the campus's Flex Your Power Award from Gov. Schwarzenegger.

UC Berkeley recognized with state's top energy efficiency award

– UC Berkeley was one of three recipients of the Flex Your Power Award, California's top energy efficiency award, presented recently at a ceremony in Los Angeles. Vice Chancellor Nathan Brostrom accepted the award from Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on behalf of the campus. Adobe Systems and the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CALPERS) were also recognized.

UC Berkeley was recognized for engaging faculty, staff and students in its highly successful conservation efforts, which included creating the Green Building Research Center and holding contests like "Blackout Battles," in which residence halls competed to lower their energy use. Thanks to a number of actions taken, more than 10 million kilowatt hours and about $1 million a year in power costs are saved annually on the Berkeley campus.

A full report on the campus's many efforts is available from the Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability website.