Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.33
Liaison Austin Eriksson
Submission Date Dec. 10, 2018
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STARS v2.1

California State University, Northridge
IN-25: Innovation B

Status Score Responsible Party
1.00 / 1.00 Austin Eriksson
Sustainability Program Manager
FPDC
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Electric/Battery Grounds Equipment Powered by Solar

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:

In 2016 our Grounds Department started an initiative to migrate away from traditional fossil fuel powered equipment. They have replaced several of their weed whackers, blowers as well as a chainsaw and hedger with electric/battery powered equipment. They have been testing the equipment for several months now with very little issues. The newest addition to our electrified fleet will be a battery powered ride on lawn mower - from Mean Green Mowers. This is the first electric mower on our campus and it is the hope that it will not be the last. In an effort to further their commitment to sustainability they have also began charging their carts on our mobile DC Solar powered trailers.


Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Air & Climate
Energy
Grounds

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:

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