The UCSB campus is ideally situated along the Santa Barbara and Goleta coastline, accessible by Highway 101 that runs north/south through California, and is close to a wealth of technological activity ranging from small companies to large corporations and contractors.

The Institute for Energy Efficiency's administrative offices are located on the northeast side of the UC Santa Barbara campus on the 1st floor of Henley Hall (on the northern end of campus). 

Driving Directions

From Hwy 101 Northbound: Exit Highway 217 and enter campus via Henley Gate. At the roundabout, veer right to head west on Mesa Road. At the 2nd stop light, turn left on University Plaza. At the stop sign, turn left into the Lot 12 parking lot (see map).

From Hwy 101 Southbound:Exit Patterson Road and get into the far left turn lane. Turn left over the freeway, then immediately enter the left turn lane at the Highway 217 on-ramp. Veer left on the on-ramp to take Hwy 217 toward Henley Gate. At the roundabout, veer right to head west on Mesa Road. At the 2nd stop light, turn left on University Plaza. At the stop sign, turn left into the Lot 12 parking lot (see map).


All day visitor parking, as well as hourly, is available in parking structure #18. Four hour metered parking is also available on the ground floor of parking structure #10.  Parking permits are required 7:30am to midnight, every day of the week. For questions related to parking, please contact Transportation & Parking Services at 805-893-2346.

Air Travel

The Santa Barbara Airport is approximately 2 miles from campus and a 5-minute drive to most hotels. Rental car companies available.  The Santa Barbara Airbus is an excellent option for those who fly to and from LAX and would prefer a direct shuttle instead of driving approximately 2 hours from LA to Santa Barbara.

Taxi Information:

Paradise Cab: (805) 377-1112
Rose Cab: (805) 564-2600
Santa Barbara Yellow Cab: (805) 965-5111


View below for the interactive map and dropped pins to find Henley Hall and nearby parking on the north end of campus.