CSU Commitment to Sustainability

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…

Farm to Fork features local, student-grown produce at SFSU
April 18th, 2014

SF State News

Locally grown, organic produce was the key ingredient at SF State’s fifth annual Farm to Fork luncheon held Thursday.

The all-vegetarian, zero-waste lunch sourced its ingredients from vendors located within 250 miles of campus. Sustainable SF State partnered with Chartwells dining services to prepare and serve the four-course lunch, which was open to students, faculty, staff and community members. More…

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