Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 54.16
Liaison Ellie Perry
Submission Date June 30, 2020

STARS v2.2

California State University, Dominguez Hills
IN-48: Innovation B

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Ellie Perry
Sustainability Manager
Facilities Services
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Energy Innovation: 1 MW/4 Hour Battery Storage, CEOP, CEC EPIC Project Site

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

CSUDH has one of the largest behind-the-meter battery storage systems in Southern California which currently provides demand response services that net the campus ~$80,000/year in savings on peak demand costs. This not only saves money for the students, but helps support resiliency for the local power grid and a potential battery storage solution for when the campus receives its 1.4 MW rooftop solar this fall.

Because of its innovations, CSUDH was also selected as one of only two CSU campuses to participate in SCE's Clean Energy Optimization Pilot (CEOP) program which gives financial incentives to the CSU and UC to identify and apply sustainable actions to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (https://news.csudh.edu/clean-energy-pilot/).

CSUDH is also the project site for a California Energy Commission (CEC) EPIC project which is adding cutting edge building automation in HVAC, window shades, and advanced LED lighting and controls in Welch Hall, the campus' main administration building. At the end of the project, CSUDH will serve as a case study for the effectiveness of these new technologies in commercial buildings statewide.


Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Air & Climate
Buildings
Energy

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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