Over the past few years, UC Davis Health implemented several water conservation measures that have saved over 12 million gallons per year. UC Davis Health successfully opened three new bike shelters, at two locations. The health system also signed a contract with Sacramento Regional Transit District (to provide a connection from Elk Grove to the medical center). The bus has been ordered, and service will begin in fall of 2023.
UC Davis Health continued to be impacted by COVID-19 supply chain disruptions, preventing many food vendors from providing sustainable products. However, strategically planning menus through a direct relationship with local farmers allowed UC Davis Health to increase procurement of organic fruit and vegetables.
Finally, the health system is making strides with waste diversion. Through the partnership with Stryker Sustainability, efforts yielded 35,866 medical devices collected, 19,152 pounds of waste collected, 23,503 pounds of waste diverted from landfills and $5,746 of costs avoided by participating in successful medical device reprocessing collections.
ENERGY USE INTENSITY (EUI)
UC Davis Health saw a decrease in its EUI in the calendar year 2021.
of food and beverage purchases met sustainability criteria ($2.4M)
of food and beverage purchases were plant-based ($3.4M)
UC Davis Health continued to be impacted by supply chain disruptions related to COVID-19. However, UC Davis Health strategized by altering menus to offer more local fruits and vegetables. Also, UC Davis Health included new sustainable products, such as bread, beverages, cheese, regenerative organic certified meat and a new breakfast patty.
UC Davis Health is making consistent strides in increasing the number of LEED certified buildings in the health system.
1 Platinum, 6 GoldTotal number of LEED certifications
UC Davis Health has successfully opened three new bike shelters, at two locations. UC Davis Health also signed a contract with Sacramento Rapid Transit to provide a connection from Elk Grove to the medical center. More than 12% of the employee base commutes from Elk Grove.
of students and employees are utilizing alternative commuting methods
EV charging ports
*Based on a 3-year average of fiscal years 2005-08.
UC Davis Health recently turned off irrigation to many lawn areas and is developing a long-term plan to replace several lawns with drought-tolerant landscaping. Finally, UC Davis Health is converting landscape irrigation controllers to smart weather-based controllers.
ZERO WASTE – GeneratION
*Per capita figures are calculated using Adjusted Patient Day (APD)
**Data provided if not counted in other waste streams
Through a partnership with Stryker Sustainability, efforts yielded 35,866 devices collected, 19,152 pounds of waste collected, 23,503 pounds of waste diverted from landfills and $5,745.51 of costs avoided from participating in successful medical device reprocessing collections.
UC Davis Health was the proud recipient of many Practice Greenhealth Awards in 2022.
A full list of awards is featured on the UC Office of the President’s website.
Progress on the following policy areas for this Health System is reported by the campus location: