|Submission Date||July 6, 2017|
California State University, Long Beach
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration
|2.50 / 3.00||
Physical Planning and Facilities Management
Is the institution an active member of a national or international sustainability network?:
The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):
AASHE, Second Nature Climate Leadership Network, and United States Green Building Council (USGBC), Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO)
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):
UC/CSU/IOU Energy Efficiency Partnership, CSU Sustainability Officers Affinity Group, CSU Energy Managers Affinity Group, CSU Waste Management Working Group, CSU STARS Working Group, Southern California Sustainability Officers Group, State Electronics Challenge, California Association of Public Procurement Officials
Has the institution presented at a sustainability conference during the previous year? :
A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):
CSULB staff, faculty and students regularly attend and present at regional and national sustainability conferences. CSULB representitives presented on Best Practice award winning initiatives/projects at the 2015 California Higher Education Sustainability Conference (CHESC), including the campus Water Action Plan, the Liberal Arts 2, 3 and 4 renovation project, the Molecular Life Science and Chemistry Lab HVAC controls retrofit project. Faculty members who collaborated on a white paper entitled "Sustainability: our campus as a living lab" also presented their findings at the conference. Also in 2015, student leaders presented on CSULB's award winning, student-led composting program "Trash Talkers" at the Association for College Unions International conference. At CHESC 2017, staff presented on the campuses' first Net Zero Energy building as well as on the strategy of utilizing events as vehicles for building community partnerships and fostering a culture of sustainability. CSULB faculty also gave a presentation at the 2017 conference on the topic of operationalizing the Resilience Commitment in the first year.
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 2015, CSULB was awarded three best practice awards at the California Higher Education Sustainability Conference for our campus Water Action Plan, the Liberal Arts 2, 3 and 4 renovation project, the Molecular Life Science and Chemistry Lab HVAC controls retrofit project.
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):
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:
The CSU Chancellor's Office coordinates monthly conference calls and quarterly meetings for CSU Sustainability Officers from the 23 campuses in the system, during which best practices are shared and CSU-specific sustainability policies and initiatives are discussed. CSULB's Sustainability Officer takes advantages of these opportunities to connect with and learn from other Sustainability Officers within the CSU system. She is also a member of the Southern California Sustainability Officers' group, which is open to all higher education institutions in SoCal (including community colleges) and meets approximately every quarter at a different participating institution's campus. Additionally, the Energy Managers from across the CSU system meet 3 - 4 times per year and attend the bi-annual CSU Facilities Management Conference where sustainability is an ever present theme.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.