Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.18
Liaison Ryan Todd
Submission Date May 9, 2016
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California State University, Sacramento
EN-10: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Kristina Cullen
Sustainability Analyst
Facilities Management—Sustainability
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Does the institution collaborate with other colleges and universities to support and help build the campus sustainability community?:
Yes

A brief summary of papers, guides, presentations, and other resources the institution has developed to share their sustainability experience with other institutions:

In 2014, Sac State presented at the CA Higher Education Sustainability Conference (CHESC) on the topic of our planning and implementation of our campus electric vehicle charging stations as part of our larger Smart Grid project on campus. Sac State has 14 campus electric vehicle charging stations and each unit has its own electric meter to track electrical usage. CHESC is an annual California Higher Education Sustainability Conference, a jointly organized conference by the University of California, California State University, California Community College systems and other independent/private colleges/universities in state to promote sustainable practices in higher education within the state. Additionally in 2014, Sac State presented at the CSU Facilities Management conference as a best practice award winner for the Energy Retrofit award, speaking on the greater topic of the Smart Grid project located on campus highlighting the scope of the Smart Grid project, including the four major components financed by the grant project.


The names of local, state/provincial, regional, national, or international campus sustainability organizations or consortia in which the institution participates and/or is a member:

Sac State participates in a monthly California State University conference call for CSU sustainability officers in which they gather ideas and talk about CSU-specific issues for the campus. The sustainability analyst represents the campus on this call. Additionally, in 2014 & 2015, Sac State participated in the CA Higher Education Sustainability Conference Speaker Selection Committee in multiple categories. These selection committees are charged with soliciting for speaker submissions, reviewing and discussing most relevant submissions for criteria, theme and interest, and building out the conference workshop education tracks that would most appeal to the target audience.


A brief summary of additional ways the institution collaborates with other campuses to advance sustainability :

Sustainability coordinators, energy managers, recycling coordinators and other facilities managers meet regularly with their counterparts from other CSU campuses to discuss issues related to sustainability.


The website URL where information about cross-campus collaboration is available:
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