Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.26
Liaison Cheri Chastain
Submission Date Nov. 19, 2013
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California State University, Chico
ER-T2-3: Model Room in a Residence Hall

Status Score Responsible Party
0.25 / 0.25 Mike Bates
Assistant Director
University Housing & Food Service
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Does the institution have an occupied, formally designated model room in a residence hall that is open to students during regular hours and demonstrates sustainable living principles?:

A brief description of the model room:

Konkow Honors House 2 was transformed at Chico State into the Sustainability House, the most energy-efficient, sustainable dorm unit on campus. This sustainable living project, adopted by Chico Green Campus with support from The Alliance to Save Energy, is intended to inform students about how to live a more sustainable lifestyle.

Living in the Sustainability House creates awareness about sustainability amongst freshmen and teaches them how to live a more environment-friendly lifestyle.

The Sustainability House is a housing option for incoming freshmen interested in environmental issues and this year is home to 14 freshmen. Students living in the Sustainability House are exposed and educated on today's pressing sustainability issues.

Students living in the Sustainability House are not only living with the most energy-efficient appliances and sustainable housing adjustments, but Green Campus also provides students with sustainable living products such as eco-friendly soap and cleaning supplies, as well as reusable thermoses and Chico Bags, a compact, reusable shopping bag.

The House also serves as a model for sustainable living principles for other campus residents.

The website URL where information about the model room in the residence hall is available:

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