Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.88
Liaison Brad Haydel
Submission Date June 6, 2016
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STARS v2.0

California State University, Los Angeles
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Brad Haydel
Energy and Sustainability Manager
Facilities, Planning, Design and Construction
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee, office, and/or officer that focuses on sustainability broadly and covers the entire institution?:

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the committee(s), office(s), and/or officer(s) during the previous three years:

Cal State LA's Energy and Sustainability Manager was hired in April 2015 under the general direction of the Associate Vice President for Facilities, Planning, Design and Construction. Since then, Cal State LA reduced water consumption by 31% by replacing bathroom appliances with high efficiency toilets and urinals, which is estimated to save over 10 million gallons of water annually. In November 2015, Cal State LA joined more than 200 U.S. colleges and universities in signing the White House American Campuses Act on Climate Pledge, thereby agreeing "to accelerate the transition to low-carbon energy while enhancing sustainable and resilient practices across our campus." Cal State LA has also recently established a Campus Sustainability Committee and is in the process of establishing a campus Zero Waste Plan.

Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee?:

The charter or mission statement of the committee(s) or a brief description of each committee's purview and activities:

To collaborate among faculty, students, staff, and administrators to facilitate the adoption of best practices, policies, projects and technologies to improve the future environmental, social, and economic sustainability of the campus community.

Members of each committee, including affiliations and role (e.g. staff, student, or faculty):

Members will be responsible for serving on one (1) of the CSC subcommittees corresponding to the categories listed under the Operations section of the STARS reporting framework: 1) Air & Climate, 2) Energy & Buildings, 3) Purchasing, Dining Services & Grounds, 4) Transportation, 5) Waste Management, and 6) Water Conservation.

Subcommittees will work to support the respective sections of the Climate Action Plan, Resilience Assessments, STARS reporting, and the development of 1-year tactical plans at the beginning of the academic year with specific project goals and targets.

The website URL where information about the sustainability committee(s) is available:

Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent (FTE) employee?:

A brief description of each sustainability office:

Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):

The website URL where information about the sustainability office(s) is available:

Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Brad Haydel, Energy and Sustainability Manager

A brief description of each sustainability officer position:

Mr. Haydel works to manage and execute sustainability goals throughout campus, and represents Cal State L.A. for all energy conservation and utility concerns.

The website URL where information about the sustainability officer(s) is available:

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