Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.26
Liaison Cheri Chastain
Submission Date Nov. 19, 2013
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California State University, Chico
PAE-3: Physical Campus Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Lori Hoffman
Vice President
Business and Finance
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Does the institution's physical campus plan include sustainability at a high level?:

A brief description of how the physical campus plan or amendment includes sustainability:

Comprehensively incorporate sustainable
design approaches into the design of all
physical campus elements and systems
including campus site layout, circulation
plans and systems, landscape and
hardscape systems, building design and
campus infrastructure.

• Harmonize the human built environment
with natural systems and processes
in such a way that non-renewable
natural resources are conserved and
that the natural environment maintains
its capacity for healthy growth and

• Where possible utilize construction
materials that have been recycled, are
made of renewable natural resources,
that minimize the use of non-renewable
natural resources and that minimize
negative impacts upon the natural

• Design new and renovation projects to
achieve LEED (Leadership in Energy
and Environmental Design) certifi cation.
Using the LEED checklist as a guide will
help insure that basic design approaches
are addressed in the planning and
design process. The range of major
LEED categories for consideration in
design include: sustainable sites, water
effi ciency, energy and atmosphere,
materials and resources, indoor
environmental quality, innovation and
design process. (See also Section

• CSU Chico also hosts the Bidwell
Environmental Institute which manages
several land preserves for the primary
purposes of protection, enhancement,
research, and education. These land areas
include the 3,950-acre Big Chico Creek
Ecological Reserve, the 300-acre Butte
Creek Ecological Reserve, and the 80-acre
Eagle Lake Field Station.

CSU, Chico Master Plan Section 3

The year the physical campus plan was developed or adopted:

The website URL where the physical campus plan is available:

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