Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.33
Liaison Gener Abdon
Submission Date July 31, 2020
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

San Diego State University
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Tom Abram
Past Energy and Sustainability Officer, Assistant Director of Facilities Services
Facilities Services
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Is the institution an active member of a national or international sustainability network?:
Yes

The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):

Association of the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN), and Post-Landfill Action Network (PLAN)


Is the institution an active member of a regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network?:
Yes

The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):

California State University - Sustainability Officers and Energy Managers groups

California State Higher Education Sustainability Conference


Has the institution presented at a sustainability conference during the previous year? :
Yes

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):

Dr. Zohir Chowdhury and alumna Veronica Lawless presented to the California Higher Education Sustainability Conference (CHESC) about the UN Toolkit development for campus climate action plans

Tom Abram, Energy and Sustainability Officer, had the following presentations at CHESC 2019:

The Gold Standard in State of the Art Laboratory Buildings (about the LEED Gold Engineering and Interdisciplinary Sciences building)

Plug-in Higher Ed (around EV programs)

Central Energy Decarbonization Efforts


Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to a sustainability awards program that is inclusive of multiple campuses? :
Yes

A list or brief description of the awards program(s) and submission(s):

Submitted several award applications to the CHESC conference including:

Edible SDSU - interactive edible tree map
Recycling is Beautiful - student-centered recycling wrap design effort
Engineering and Interdisciplinary Sciences building - Green Building award
STARS Road to Gold - student report outlining steps for campus to achieve STARS Gold (hopefully in this submission!)


Has the institution had staff, students or faculty serving on a board or committee of a sustainability network or conference during the previous three years? :
Yes

A list or brief description of the board or committee appointment(s):

Tom Abram served on the following boards/committees:

Awards committee for the best energy project at the CSU Facilities Management conference. California State University system: Energy Contracts Oversight board, and Revolving Energy Fund ad hoc committee.


Does the institution have an ongoing mentoring relationship with another institution through which it assists the institution with its sustainability reporting and/or the development of its sustainability program?:
Yes

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:

Our Sustainability Officer, Tom Abram, participated in the AASHE mentoring program and has continued to connect with his mentee after the program has ended. He also has a mentoring relationship with an SDSU alumna who is now the sustainability coordinator at Point Loma Nazarene University.


Has the institution had staff, faculty, or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data (e.g. GHG emissions or course inventory) and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:
No

A brief description of the peer review activities:
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Has the institution participated in other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year, e.g. joint planning or resource sharing with other institutions? :
Yes

A brief description of other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year:

Our Sustainability Officer, Tom Abram, led the Buildings and Utilities group for the development of the 2020 systemwide sustainability policy. He collaborated with peers from several other CSUs to develop this policy.


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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