Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.35
Liaison Stephanie Del Rosario
Submission Date Sept. 10, 2012
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.1

California State University, Fullerton
ER-T2-3: Model Room in a Residence Hall

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Lea Jarnagin
Dean of Students
Student Affairs
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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:

Currently Housing and Residence Life offers a show room in one of our LEED Platinum buildings, Elm 517. The show room is indicative of 543 student rooms in our new housing expansion project. Occupancy Sensors for lighting turn lights off after space is unoccupied for longer than 15 minutes. Infrared Occupancy Sensors for HVAC turn off the heating/cooling system in bed rooms/active/passive rooms when rooms are unoccupied. Window switches turn all HVAC systems off when a window is opened in a student bedroom. Dual Window Glazing with Low-E block ultraviolet light and provide an insulation factor greater than R-15. Ultra Low Flow plumbing fixtures reduce water usage by 50%. Drought tolerant landscape design reduce water demand by 25%-50%. Bio-Swales capture water shed on-site and divert 90% of water run-off from storm drains. Variable Speed centrifugal chillers provide 100% cooling capacity with 33% less energy usage. LED pedestrian lighting reduces energy demand by over 50%. Lights last up to 12,000 hours. Gradient lighting design in classroom light up only darkest portions of room reducing energy demands by up to 25%.

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

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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