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Sustainable Sites

Sustainable Sites

UC Merced has committed to a triple-zero policy: zero net waste, zero landfill, zero greenhouse gas emissions. To support the campus' triple-zero policy, the Sustainable Sites Engineering Service Learning team is creating a 0-zone web-application that will allow users to view energy and water usage of campus buildings and identify sustainability initiatives implemented on the UC Merced campus.

Faculty Advisor: 

Joshua Viers


Associate Professor

Research Interest:

  • Agroecology

  • Conservation agriculture planning 

  • Climatic change vulnerability assessment

  • Ecosystem service 

  • Geospatial technologies 

Community Partner:

UC Merced Sustainability 

Our mission is for the campus to ultimately produce as much power as it uses, create zero landfill waste and achieve climate neutrality.

Team Biographies