Wendell Brase

University of California - Irvine

Associate Chancellor for Sustainability

Wendell Brase is the University of California, Irvine’s Associate Chancellor for Sustainability. In this role, he leads efforts by UC Irvine and assists other campuses throughout the UC system to implement UC’s Carbon Neutrality Initiative. Brase is chair of the Energy Services Pilar of the University of California’s Global Climate Leadership Council. For 25 years, he provided leadership for an award-winning sustainability program in his role as Vice Chancellor for Administrative and Business Services. UC Irvine received California’s highest environmental award, the Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award, in 2008 and again in 2013; has earned numerous accolades for sustainability, including a 2009 Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Leadership Achievement Award and their 2014 Climate Leadership Award; has been on Sierra magazine’s Top 10 list of greenest campuses for the past twelve years, coming in at No. 1 in 2014, 2015, 2018, 2020 and first in the U.S. in 2019; and in 2018, UCI was recognized by the American Association for Sustainability in Higher Education with a STARS Platinum rating for its sustainability operations, academics, and research. The campus currently has 20 LEED Platinum and 10 LEED Gold buildings, among the most of any campus in the U.S.

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