Administrative offices for the Institute for Energy Efficiency are located on the second floor of Phelps Hall (on the northern end of the UC Santa Barbara campus).  The main office is located in Room 2314 on the side of the building closest to the Henley Gate (East). Please see specific event listings for locations and any parking instructions that pertain to that event. 

Methods of Travel

Driving Directions

Please view Google Maps or the Campus Map.

From the south:
Take US 101 North, and merge onto Highway 217 West towards UCSB. At the end of Highway 217, pass through the Henley Gate and bear right at the traffic circle onto Mesa Rd. Turn left at the second light into parking structure #18.

From the north:
Take US 101 South and exit at the Patterson Ave off ramp.  Turn left onto Patterson and cross the bridge over the 101, and again turn left to get onto Highway 217 West (the entrance ramp splits; 217 W is to the left, 101 N is to the right.) At the end of Highway 217, pass through the Henley gate and bear right at the traffic circle onto Mesa Rd. Turn left at the second light into parking structure #18. 


All day 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.

Both parking structures are a short walk to Phelps Hall and our seminar rooms. Parking permits can be purchased from a permit dispenser located at the south end of the parking structure on the ground floor. Pay by cash, Visa, MasterCard, Access Card, or by cell phone (call toll free 1-866-283-8393). Parking permits are required 7:30AM to midnight Monday to Sunday. Parking permits are not required on Administrative Holidays unless otherwise noted.

For questions related to parking, please contact Parking Services at 805-893-2346. If your receive a parking ticket please visit the following website: Parking Ticket Information

MTD Bus Routes

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Air Travel

Santa Barbara Airport

The Santa Barbara Airport is approximately 2 miles from campus and a 5 minute drive to most hotels. There are rental car companies available.

The Santa Barbara Airbus

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


Hotel Information

Excellent and local options include Best Western Plus South Coast Inn, Hampton Inn, and The Bacara.

Best Western
5620 Calle Real
Goleta, CA 93117
(805) 967-3200

Pacifica Suites
5490 Hollister Ave
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
(805) 683-6722

Courtyard Marriott
401 Storke Road
Goleta, CA 93117
(805) 968-0500

Hampton Inn
5665 Hollister Ave
Goleta, CA 93117
(805) 681-9800

The Goodland
5650 Calle Real
Goleta, CA 93117
(805) 964-6241

For more information or recommendations please contact:

Events Assistant
iee-events [at] iee [dot] ucsb [dot] edu
Office: Phelps 2318

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