David Phillips

Associate Vice President, Energy and Sustainability, University of California, Office of the President

David Phillips provides strategic leadership for energy and sustainability initiatives across the University of California, which includes ten campuses and five medical centers. David and his team help connect researchers, students and operations staff to integrate sustainable energy practices in support the University’s mission.

David provides executive oversight for UC’s participation in the Statewide Energy Partnership program, which has implemented more than 1,000 energy efficiency projects, resulting in cumulative energy savings totaling over $224M. David’s operational responsibilities also include managing the UC Wholesale Power Program, which supplies low-carbon electricity to all or part of seven campuses, and implementing the UC Biomethane Program, which has developed biogas projects to supplant 10 percent of UC’s natural gas use.

David has a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from UC Davis and is a California registered professional engineer.

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When it comes to renewable energy, green power is reaching cost parity with brown power, which presents a great opportunity for organizations to transition to renewables. But the truth is the the entire energy marketplace is rapidly shifting for everyone because of three trends: decarbonization, decentralization, and digitization. How can procurement help ensure organizations are … read more >>

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