Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 56.42
Liaison Stephanie Del Rosario
Submission Date March 1, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

California State University, Fullerton
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.50 / 3.00 Janet Purchase
Utility & Energy Analyst
Capital Projects/Facilities Mgmt.
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Is the institution an active member of a national or international sustainability network?:

The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):

CSU, Fullerton is an active member of several national sustainability networks. CSUF uses these networks to collaborate and share information with other higher education institutions.


-- APPA: Leadership in Educational Facilities - https://www.appa.org/index.cfm

-- Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) - http://www.aashe.org/

-- Second Nature's Climate Leadership Network (formerly the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment or ACUPCC) - http://secondnature.org/who-we-are/network/ (See below for more information)

-- U.S. Department of Energy Better Buildings Alliance (Higher Education Sector) - https://betterbuildingssolutioncenter.energy.gov/alliance/sector/higher-education

-- University of California (UC) - California State University (CSU) - Investor Owned Utilities (IOU) Energy Efficiency Partnership - http://www.uccsuiouee.org/

Is the institution an active member of a regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network?:

The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):

The California State University Sustainability Officers Affinity Group has regular conference calls and collaborates with all CSU campuses. There are also separate in-person meetings of this group 2-3 times per year. The purpose of the group is to share best practices and find out what other CSU campuses are doing in the sustainability arena.

Additionally, CSUF regularly participates in the California Higher Education Sustainability Conference (CHESC) - http://chesc.org/

Has the institution presented at a sustainability conference during the previous year? :

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):

Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to a sustainability awards program that is inclusive of multiple campuses? :

A list or brief description of the awards program(s) and submission(s):

In 2017, the CSU Fullerton Lock Shop was asked to convert door hardware in classrooms and labs throughout the campus in case of an active threat. This conversion enables any student, faculty or staff to secure a door from the inside without a key or any specialized knowledge. The goal of this project was to easily secure campus classrooms so that no one is hurt.

The Lock Shop was allocated $250,000 to begin the process. To date, the campus has secured over 400 rooms and has approximately 40 areas left to secure. The remaining areas and rooms require either a door replacement or are too large for individuals in the lock shop to accomplish in house.

The work on this project began at the beginning of calendar year 2017. The case study application for award was submitted to the CSU Facilities Management Conference in April 2018.

The study received a "Best Practice Award" in the category of Facility/Physical Plant Operations Innovation. The award was presented in October 2018.

Has the institution had staff, students or faculty serving on a board or committee of a sustainability network or conference during the previous three years? :

A list or brief description of the board or committee appointment(s):

Tamara Wallace, Sustainability Coordinator
AASHE Advisory Council member (term: Dec 2016-2018)

Does the institution have an ongoing mentoring relationship with another institution through which it assists the institution with its sustainability reporting and/or the development of its sustainability program?:

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:

Has the institution had staff, faculty, or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data (e.g. GHG emissions or course inventory) and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:

A brief description of the peer review activities:

Has the institution participated in other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year, e.g. joint planning or resource sharing with other institutions? :

A brief description of other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year:

In June-July of 2016, Cal State Fullerton presented the CHESC conference (California Higher Education Sustainability Conference). This on-campus, 5-day event was a huge collaboration between multiple campuses. Individuals from the University of California system, Cal State University system, community colleges and private institutions were all involved in the planning and execution of this conference. The conference included pre- and post-conference workshops, campus and regional tours, and exhibitor hosted events.

Some conference statistics:

Conference Attendance: 740
Number of exhibitors: 75
Students: 185
Faculty: 111
Staff: 333
Community members: 36

Presentations: 77

Campus Representation:

21 of 23 California State University campuses
10 of 10 University of California campuses
6 community colleges
4 private universities

A number of regional utilities (SCE, SoCalGas, PG&E) and non-profit representatives were also present.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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