Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.82
Liaison Holli Fajack
Submission Date Jan. 29, 2021

STARS v2.2

California State University, Long Beach
IN-8: Dining Services Certification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Alfredo Macias
Director Residential Dining & Catering
Forty Niner Shops, Inc.
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Is at least one on-campus dining hall or food service outlet certified by one or more of the following organizations?:
Yes or No
Food for Life (Food for Life Served Here award) No
The Food Recovery Network (Food Recovery Verified) No
The Green Restaurant Association (GRA) (Two Star or higher) No
Green Seal (GS-55 Standard for Restaurants and Food Services) No
Leaders for Environmentally Accountable Foodservice (LEAF) No
Nordic Swan No
Responsible Epicurean and Agricultural Leadership (REAL) No
Sustainable Restaurant Association (Food Made Good, Two Stars or higher) No
An equivalent third party certification approved by AASHE Yes

Approximately what proportion of on-site food service outlets (by location or sales) are third party certified?:
50 percent or more

A list or brief description of each certified dining hall or food service outlet, including the certification earned:

The Long Beach Water Department’s (LBWD) Certified Blue Restaurant (CBR), program supports and recognizes Long Beach-area restaurants and dining facilities that have achieved exceptional water efficiency.

The certification entails a no-cost, on-site efficiency survey, free water efficient devices such as spray heads and faucet aerators (if eligible), and an assessment for other possible rebates on larger equipment like ice machines and dishwashers.

As part of the certification, our dining halls meet all of the criteria below:
• Kitchen hand sinks: 0.5 gallon per minute (GPM) or lower
• Dishwasher: Energy Star certified
• Toilets: 1.6 gallons per flush (GPF) or lower
• Restroom faucets: 0.5 gallon per minutes or lower
• Pre-rinse spray valves: 1.1 gallons per minutes (GPM) or lower

The following dining facilities at CSULB are Certified Blue Restaurants (certification earned March 2018):

Parkside Dining Hall
Hillside Dining Hall
Beachside Dining Hall
Chart Room
The Nugget
The Outpost
El Pollo Loco @ University Student Union
Hibachi @ University Dining Plaza
Panda Express @ University Dining Plaza
Opa! Greek @ University Dining Plaza
Beachwalk @ University Dining Plaza
Starbucks @ University Dining Plaza
Starbucks @ University Library


Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable dining certification program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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