Our mission is to accelerate the development and commercialization of energy efficiency technologies and to train future leaders in energy efficiency

History of EEC


April 12, 2006
CA Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Chancellor Larry Vanderhoef establish the UC Davis Energy Efficiency Center

The EEC was established in 2006 with a challenge grant from the California Clean Energy Fund (CalCEF) as the first university-based energy efficiency center in the United States to focus on the transfer of technology into the marketplace.

The EEC relies upon a strong public-private partnership and collaboration with industry, government, and our university partners to meet the demands for innovation in energy efficiency, business development and the growing need for a trained labor force. We have strong ties with all of the primary utility companies, the private sector and public agencies in California.

EEC Leadership Sponsors serve as members of the Board of Advisors, which is composed of leaders from the California Clean Energy Fund, California’s major utilities, venture capitalists and businesses.

Original UC Davis press release   Pictures of inaugural event