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

STARS v2.2

California State University, Los Angeles
IN-47: Innovation A

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Brad Haydel
Energy and Sustainability Manager
Facilities, Planning, Design and Construction
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Cal State LA Hydrogen Research and Fueling Station (H2 Station)

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

The Cal State LA Hydrogen Research and Fueling Facility (H2 Station) was formally opened on May 7, 2014. As the largest university-located hydrogen fueling facility in the nation, commissioning continues, and the facility is now available to Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs).

The station is capable of producing hydrogen on-site from renewable energy sources, using the process known as electrolysis. FCEVs' fueling at the station emits only water vapor emissions!

On November 12, 2014, the Cal State LA Hydrogen Research and Fueling Facility became the first in the world to sell hydrogen fuel by the kilogram directly to retail customers*. This is a milestone in the commercialization of hydrogen in preparation for the next generation of electric vehicles that will be powered by hydrogen. Governor Jerry Brown's office informed the university that the fueling facility has received the certification known as the California Type Approval. This is the equivalent of getting the very first sticker from the state government to sell gasoline by the gallon. Read more: "Cal State L.A. hydrogen station becomes first in California to be certified to sell fuel to the public".


A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
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The website URL where information about the innovation is available :
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