CSU Commitment to Sustainability

CSU Sustainability Network Advances Environmental Movement
April 24th, 2015

CSU Leader

CSU’s sustainability mission is to broaden and diversify the environmental movement statewide by implementing sustainable practices and giving students the skills needed to solve the planet’s most urgent environmental needs.

CSU’s green vision encompasses goals such as reducing CO2 emissions by 15 percent by 2020, increasing on site self generation capacity to 80 megawatts (MW), reducing water consumption by 20 percent by 2020, integrating sustainability into academic curriculum and reducing solid waste disposal by 80 percent by 2020. The CSU has begun collaborating with the local community on developing a green workforce and supporting various green projects to further cultivate sustainability throughout California. More…

Cal Poly PowerSave Program Wins So Cal Competition to Reduce Water and Energy Usage in Student Dorms
June 12th, 2014

Cal Poly News

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s chapter of the PowerSave Campus Program won a Southern California competition to reduce water and energy consumption on campus. The SoCal PowerSave League win is part of the 2014 Campus Conservation Nationals.

Cal Poly had an average reduction of 2.9 percent, beating out UC Santa Barbara and Cal Poly Pomona with reductions of .6 percent and .5 percent, respectively. More…

CSUSB Facilities Services Receives National Award for Energy Efficiency
June 12th, 2014

CSU San Bernardino News

Cal State San Bernardino’s facilities services department has designed and implemented an automatic control system that efficiently chills water and disperses it to the university’s air conditioning systems to cool the campus, saving about $340,000 annually in energy costs.

For its efforts on the automatic system, which is known as the as the “Most-Open Valve Heating and Cooling Strategy”, the department will receive the Effective and Innovative Award from the APPA, an association of more than 7,000 educational facilities professionals in the United States, Canada and abroad. More…

Redefining Waste: Upcycled Projects Promote Learning
June 12th, 2014

Humboldt State Now

Redefining Waste: Upcycled Projects Promote Learning

Professor Lonny Grafman’s Introduction to Design class is a unique combination of engineering, sustainability and community service.

The class gives students hands-on experience designing and constructing engineering projects for a real client. The one caveat: their creations must be made of sustainable material. More…

Student’s mobile app aids water conservation
April 23rd, 2014

SF State News

Following two of the driest years on record, consumers could conserve more water with help from an SF State student’s award-winning app concept.

Wayman Duong, SF State senior studying information systems, is set to graduate in May.

The app, My Water Use Management, would allow users to set personal water use goals, get notifications and track household use. My Water Use Management was one of just five projects awarded the top prize at the Utility of Tomorrow Innovation Contest run by software developer SAP. More…

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