Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.26
Liaison Cheri Chastain
Submission Date Nov. 19, 2013
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STARS v1.2

California State University, Chico
ER-T2-4: Themed Housing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Mike Bates
Assistant Director
University Housing & Food Service
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Does the institution have sustainability-themed housing (residential floor or hall, or theme house) where residents learn about sustainability together and to which residents must apply?:

A brief description of the themed housing, including name(s) and descriptions of theme(s):

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 environmentally-friendly lifestyle.

The Sustainability House is a housing option for incoming freshmen interested in environmental issues and each year is home to 14 freshmen. Students living in the Sustainability House are exposed to 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 website URL where information about the themed housing is available:
The total number of residents in themed housing. :

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