Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.10
Liaison Brad Haydel
Submission Date July 17, 2019
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STARS v2.1

California State University, Los Angeles
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Brad Haydel
Energy and Sustainability Manager
Facilities, Planning, Design and Construction
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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):

Second Nature Climate Commitment

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):

CSU Sustainability Officers
SoCal Sustainability Officers

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

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

E-Learn 2018- Special Interest Group (SIG) Meeting: Sustainable Learning Technologies SIG
American College of Healthcare congress 2019 sub-sessions: Achieving Speed, Spread, Scalability and Sustainability for Health Systems
Society for American Archaeology Convention: Sustainability in Society and Archaeology
American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting (GC51A): Creating Convergence among Academic, State, Federal, and NGO Initiatives to Enhance Sustainability and Resilience of Coastal Systems
4th Thermal & Fluids Engineering Conference: Sustainable Thermal Systems Laboratory Title: Waste Heat Recovery and Upgrade: Potential, Limits, and Practical Implementation
CAA's 107th Annual Conference 2019: Sustainability and Public Good
Western States Communication Associati: United Nations Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs)
NACCS National Association of Chicano/Chicano Studies
California Higher Education Sustainability Conference
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air Conditioning Engineer (ASHRAE) Annual Conference 2018: Use CFD Modeling Tool to Study Impact of Energy-saving HVLS Fans on Fire Safety in Large Space

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):

Cal State LA won the 2018 CSU Facilities Management Conference Best Practice Award for Energy Retrofit. The Salazar Hall Lighting Retrofit and Monitoring Base Retro-Commissioning project utilized a whole-building approach in addressing energy efficiency, tackling lighting, mechanical equipment, and automation improvements to generate energy savings on multiple fronts.


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):

California Fuel Cell Partnership
Los Angeles Clean Tech Incubator (LACI)
LA Metro Sustainability Council
Transportation Research Board (National Research Council of the United States)
Sustainable Transportation Committee of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Transportation and Development Institute
2019 International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure (ICSI) of ASCE (Technical and Planning Committee)
Collaboration with Sustainability Council of LA County Department of Public Works
LA Automobility

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:

Cal State LA participates in the LA Better Buildings Challenge (LABBC), a collaborative forum where building owners and managers share best practices and gain recognition for exceptional achievements. The LABBC also offers complimentary personalized advisory services that streamline the process of making performance upgrades that reduce operating costs, enhance tenant comfort, and protect our environment.

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:

Cal State LA works with Savings By Design to receive financial incentives for exceeding Title 24 Energy Efficiency Standards by 10% or more in new construction.

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:

Cal State LA participates in the 2021 CSU Sustainability Policy update, the Climate & Resilience 2021 Policy Update work group, and the CSU Sustainable Procurement work group.

Cal State LA is collaborating with the City of Los Angeles in a campus resilience advisory group to promote and encourage innovative actions that advance physical resilience and social cohesion. Cal State LA can further support the Campus Resilience Challenge by developing strategies that align with, and help strengthen, the actions outlined in the City’s Resilient Los Angeles.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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