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Overall Score 85.29
Liaison Tonie Miyamoto
Submission Date March 23, 2015
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Colorado State University
EN-6: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Stacey Baumgarn
Campus Energy Coordinator
Facilities
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Does the institution administer or oversee an ongoing faculty/staff peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

Total number of employees:
8,317

Name of the employee educators program (1st program) :
Energy Conservation for Building Proctors

Number of employees served by the program (1st program):
8,317

A brief description of how the employee educators are selected (1st program):

The CSU Campus Energy Coordinator works with CSU building proctors to develop engagement (outreach and education) programs as well as training for building proctors to work with faculty, staff, and student staff to encourage/enable energy, water, and resource conservation at CSU. Building proctors are a resource to the entire campus for energy/resource conservation and other sustainability practices.


A brief description of the formal training that the employee educators receive (1st program):

Trainings include both in-person and online resources that include Ideas to Save Electricity, Faces of Conservation, A Proctor's Case for Conservation, and Computer Power Management.

• The Campus Energy Coordinator implements various building energy challenges. The focus of these challenges have been on reducing electricity (electricity is our single largest contributor to GHG emissions – reducing electricity consumption will help us reduce our emissions). These challenges are ongoing so building proctors/buildings can join in at any point in time.

o Some buildings asked occupants to take a pledge to reduce energy use (or other types of sustainability-related actions)

o In each building the Campus Energy Coordinator works with the building proctor to distribute monthly email updates / encouragement / tips / etc.

• The Campus Energy Coordinator is also responsible for training sessions at: University New Employee Orientation, Facilities Management New Employee Orientation, Tier 3 Building Proctor Training (our building proctors go through 4 tiers of training), as well as department staff meetings, lunch-n-learn programs, and professional development sessions.

• In January 2014 at PDI the Campus Energy Coordinator co-presented with other faculty a program called “Become a ‘Certified Conservation Champion’” – a new dedicated peer-to-peer education outreach effort.


A brief description of the staff and/or other financial support the institution provides to the program (1st program):

Financial support is apparent through funding for the Campus Energy Coordinator position as well as from Facilities Management funding to support training and program development.


The website URL where information about the program is available (1st program):
Name of the employee educators program (2nd program):
Green Cleaning Certification

Number of employees served by the program (2nd program):
425

A brief description of how the employee educators are selected (2nd program):

Housing & Dining Services offers Green Cleaning Certification to Environmental Technicians within the residence halls and university apartments. Staff can volunteer for training or may be asked to complete training as part of LEED for Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance certification processes.


A brief description of the formal training that the employee educators receive (2nd program):

Employees go through a Green Cleaning Certification work shop and then implement practices in the field under the guidance of their supervisor.


A brief description of the financial or other support the institution provides to the program (2nd program):

Housing & Dining Services provides financial funding for both the Green Cleaning Certification workshop as well as green cleaning supplies for staff (e-clothes and approved cleaning supplies).


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