Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.47
Liaison Ryan Todd
Submission Date March 1, 2021

STARS v2.2

California State University, Sacramento
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
1.00 / 1.00 Kristina Cullen
Sustainability Analyst
Facilities Management—Sustainability
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee?:
Yes

The charter or mission statement of the committee(s) or a brief description of each committee's purview and activities:

Sac State's Sustainability Departments mission statement is as follows:
California State University, Sacramento seeks leadership and excellence in sustainable practices throughout the campus. We will integrate innovative technologies that conserve resources with sensitivity for the surrounding ecosystem, and encourage environmental stewardship in our daily lives. Consistent with The CSU System and State of California conservation and environmental policies, we will pursue sustainability in the areas of Academics; Dining Services; Energy; Environmental Health & Safety; Landscape; Planning, New Construction, Renewal; Procurement; Recycle/Waste Management; Transportation; Water Conservation.


Members of each committee, including affiliations and role:

Ryan Todd, Director of Sustainability
Joshua Maddox, Energy and Sustainability Coordinator
Kristen Wonder, Waste and Sustainability Coordinator
Kristina Cullen, Energy and Sustainability Analyst
Angela Weire, Executive director of Housing and Residential Life
Erik Skall, Manager of Grounds and Landscaping
Nicole Lack, Director of Procurement and Contract Services
Steven Davis, Director of Dining Services
Julian Fulton, Faculty Representative
Prabhjyot Shinh, Student Representative
Alejandro Buenrostoro, Student representative
Elizabeth Cabral, University Staff Assembly
Nathan Dietrich, Vice president for Public Affairs and Advocacy
Tony Lucas, Associate Vice President of Business and Administration Services
Krista Knifsend, Executive Director of Union and Well INC.


Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent employee?:
Yes

A brief description of each sustainability office:

The Sustainability Department's goal is to reduce the environmental impact of campus and foster a culture where sustainability is second nature. The department implements sustainability initiatives on campus as well as working with students to put into action their own ideas.


Full-time equivalent of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
4

Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:
Yes

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Ryan Todd, Director of Energy and Sustainability; Kristina Cullen, Energy and Sustainability Analyst; Joshua Maddox, Energy and Sustainability Coordinator; Kristen Wonder, Waste and Sustainability Coordinator

Does the institution have a mechanism for broad sustainability coordination for the entire institution?:
Yes

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the institution-wide coordinating body or officer during the previous three years:

Sac state was awarded a grant from the Department of Water Resources, which funded a project to change all faucets on campus to automatic ones which saves an estimated 5.8 million gallons of water a year. That money was also used to change all the shower heads on campus and replace various appliances with energy star rated replacements across campus.

The sustainability office also facilitates a community social equity platform from which we provide compost generated on campus to community partners.

In addition to this, Sac State has been a Tree Campus USA since 2012 and is Bike Campus USA Certified.

Our department has helped implement more sustainable infrastructure on campus. The most recent addition is the University Welcome Center which features occupancy sensors for lighting controls and electrical outlets, bio swales and rain chains to collect water runoff, water efficient faucet fixtures, low emitting building materials, and drought tolerant native plants in landscaping. The building itself also was constructed with recycled material. The Ernest T. Tschannen Science Building also features similar sustainability measures as well as large windows to utilize natural lighting and centrally located stairs to promote stair use.

Another notable project is Parking Structure 5 which includes electric vehicle charging stations, a smart lighting system, bio swales, reserved carpool parking spaces, a tire filling station, and a parking count system to reduce needless circling.


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