Lake Arrowhead Conference Center
The UCLA Lake Arrowhead Conference Center is a Housing & Hospitality Services 42-acre conference property in the mountains of Lake Arrowhead. During the academic year the conference center is open to groups with a learning purpose to use for conferences and educational activities. The Lake Arrowhead Conference Center is also the home of BRUIN WOODS – a family-friendly resort for the UCLA Alumni and affiliates to enjoy a summer vacation away from home, and hosts a number of holiday getaways throughout the academic year.
Situated in the heart of the San Bernardino National Forest, the conference center is poised to minimize its impact on the environment. Here are some of the initiatives currently underway.
In response to California’s 5th year of drought, Lake Arrowhead installed hydration stations throughout the center to refill reusable water bottles; as well as designed a native landscape with drought tolerant vegetation. Read more about what Lake Arrowhead is doing to save water here.
Water saving efforts have been focused in bathrooms, automatic faucets and toilets are in all public areas. Also, throughout guest rooms, ultra low-flow toilets are installed.
Energy efficiency is reached by LED lighting, Energy Star appliances, and HVAC sensors. Solar energy is also used in hot water heating for the outdoor pool and solar sensor security lighting.
In an effort to reach our goal of Zero Waste to Landfill by 2020, waste diversion programs have been implemented. Recycling bins are located in each room and office. Also, Ink cartridge recycling and the clothing donation program, with community partners, are just a few programs geared towards our zero waste goal.
Sustainable transportation measures include GEM carts and electric vehicles for on-site transportation, as well as electric vehicle charging stations for guests.
The conference center has partnered with local utilities and community partners to take advantage of rebate programs to reduce the financial impact of implementing these strategies.
For more information on the UCLA Lake Arrowhead Conference Center, visit lakearrowhead.ucla.edu.