Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.35
Liaison Stephanie Del Rosario
Submission Date Sept. 10, 2012
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California State University, Fullerton
ER-2: Student Sustainability Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.00 / 5.00 Lea Jarnagin
Dean of Students
Student Affairs
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Does the institution hold a campaign that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

The name of the campaign(s):
CSUF vs. CSULB “ Energy Savers Do it in the Dark” Energy Competition; Integrating Energy Efficiency into Academics: Cal State Fullerton’s Green Campus Academic Course Guide, For-Credit; Energy Hog Assemblies Educational Outreach

A brief description of the campaign(s):

1)CSUF vs. CSULB “Energy Savers Do it in the Dark” Energy Competition
•In partnership with Cal State University, Long Beach Green Campus, Cal State Fullerton’s Green Campus hosted an energy competition on each of our campuses in the university-owned housing units, that compared results between the two schools. Students learned about the importance of energy and water efficiency and how their behaviors effect energy and water efficiency. Outreach materials including posters, flyers, videos, a Facebook page, and other forms of digital media were produced. Versus a baseline, there was an overall reduction in water usage, electricity usage, and CO2 emissions.

2)Integrating Energy Efficiency into Academics: Cal State Fullerton’s Green Campus Academic Course Guide, For-Credit Internship Program, and LED Lighting Retrofit
•These three projects together represent the power of academics and student involvement to support campus energy efficiency projects. By using students recruited from existing academic and internship programs, university Facilities’ staff can implement highly effective energy efficiency retrofits at much lower cost while engaging the entire campus in support of energy efficiency by making it part of the academic curriculum.
•The LED retrofit project is an example of one of these effective efficiency projects, and is one of the first LED retrofits that have been done at Cal State Fullerton, paving the way for many other LED retrofits due to its success at returning its investments within short periods of time. The LED retrofit consisted of 85 LED light fixtures that consumed 6W per lamp replacing halogen lamps that consumed more than 30W per fixture and tended to burn out in a shorter time period than the LED lamps.
•The Physical Plant and the Green Campus interns were able to engage Cal State Fullerton students even further by developing educational placards to draw attention to the retrofit and its energy-savings. This partnership between students (Green Campus interns) and the Physical Plant was so successful, the Physical Plant has arranged for Green Campus interns to undertake even more energy efficiency projects in the near future, commissioning them and the for-credit interns developed through the For-Credit Internship Program to conduct lighting audits in support of a campus wide lighting upgrade estimated to 2,500,000 kWh per year.

3)Campus Conservation Nationals “Do it in the Dark” Energy Competition
•In partnership with Housing and Residence Life, Green Campus hosted an energy competition between the university-owned housing units on campus. Students learned about the importance of energy and water efficiency and about how their behaviors effect energy and water efficiency. Outreach material including posters, flyers, and media were produced.

4)Energy Hog Assemblies Educational Outreach
•Educational energy and water savings presentations for K-12 students.


A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign(s):

1)CSUF vs. CSULB “Energy Savers Do it in the Dark” Energy Competition
• Hard Metrics
o Energy Savings – 4584 kWh
o Water Savings – 42649 Gallons
•Outreach
o 96 Signatures
o 48 Pledges
o 189 Remote interactions from Facebook Page

2)Integrating Energy Efficiency into Academics: Cal State Fullerton’s Green Campus Academic Course Guide, For-Credit Internship Program, and LED Lighting Retrofit
•The LED retrofit project: The LED lamps tended to reduce the energy usage by 5 times as well as increase the lamp life expectancy to approximately 8 years. The entire retrofit was carried out by Green Campus Program’s interns, therefore creating hands on opportunity to teach students valuable technical skills as well as demonstrate to the campus how simple and easy it is do such a retrofit.
•In terms of outreach, it is estimated from website and social media that approximately 70 students were directly reached through the LED retrofits by expressing interest through our website and Facebook interactions during the project. The Sustainable Course Guide on the other hand, directly distributed by the Green Campus Program interns at Cal State Fullerton, recorded the number of students that were reached through remote and face-to-face interaction at approximately 500 students. The For-Credit Internship directly involved four students into the Green Campus Program’s energy efficiency projects increasing our productivity and multiplying our reach across the campus.
•Educational placards drew attention to the retrofit and its energy-savings.

3)Campus Conservation Nationals “Do it in the Dark” Energy Competition
•Results – There was no energy savings from the competition. This was in result from unfavorable weather conditions during the condition which cancelled a lot of the events for the competition and resulted in students using more heating, venting and cooling during the competition dates. The energy competition did result in 280 students pledging to save energy. The energy saving behaviors that they pledge to do results in potential energy savings. Below are the estimations of the potential energy savings from the commitments. A spreadsheet with the assumptions that were used to calculate the potential energy savings is available upon request.
•Outreach
a.280 Students committed to save energy and water.
b.Potential Metrics
i.Potential Energy Savings 22124 kWh
ii.Potential Water Savings = 154760 Gallons

4)Energy Hog Assemblies Educational Outreach
•Over 1200 students were reached. Photographic evidence can be provided.


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