Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.79
Liaison Brad Haydel
Submission Date June 20, 2022

STARS v2.2

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 currently a member of a national or international higher education sustainability network?:
Yes

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

AASHE STARS, Second Nature Climate Commitment, APPA


Does the institution actively participate in a regional, state/provincial, or local higher education sustainability network?:
Yes

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

California State University - Sustainability Officers Affinity Group
SoCal Sustainability Officers Group


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

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

Cal State LA's 2021 Urban Sustainability Symposium


Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to an external higher education sustainability resource center or awards program?:
Yes

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

2022 LADWP Sustainability Awards Program - Electrification of Transportation Award


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

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?:
Yes

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 employees or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:
No

A brief description of the peer review activities:
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A brief description of other inter-campus 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.

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.


Website URL where information about the institution’s inter-campus collaborations is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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