Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 79.45
Liaison Lindsey Kalkbrenner
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2020

STARS v2.2

Santa Clara University
IN-40: Sustainability Projects Fund

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Lindsey Kalkbrenner
Director
Center for Sustainability
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Name of the institution’s sustainability projects fund:
Campus Sustainability Investment Fund

Which of the following best describes the primary source of funding for the sustainability projects fund?:
Hybrid

Year the institution’s sustainability projects fund was established:
2,015

A brief description of the institution’s sustainability projects fund:

The Campus Sustainability Investment Fund (CSIF) is an internal fund that provides financing to implement energy efficiency, renewable energy, and other sustainability projects that generate emissions reductions and cost savings.

Santa Clara students, faculty, and staff are eligible and encouraged to apply for funding. Projects can be submitted by an individual or as a team. The CSIF is an educational tool to provide hands-on learning and involve our campus community in driving positive change at Santa Clara University. The goal of the fund is to encourage the university’s population to create their own solutions to help SCU meet our sustainability goals.


A brief description of the multi-stakeholder decision-making process used to determine which projects receive funding through the sustainability projects fund:

Students, faculty, and staff can submit their project plans online. Proposals are reviewed and decided upon by a committee gathered by the Center for Sustainability which includes staff, faculty, and student representatives.

Project funding is determined by this committee, and depends on project type and scope. Approved projects will be implemented by University Operations, with project submitters being involved throughout the process. Project outcomes are measured and savings re-invested in future campus sustainability investments.


Website URL where information about the sustainability projects fund is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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