Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.46
Liaison Fortino Morales
Submission Date April 21, 2016
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University of California, Riverside
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Delphine Faugeroux
Senior Science Advisor
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee, office, and/or officer that focuses on sustainability broadly and covers the entire institution?:

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the committee(s), office(s), and/or officer(s) during the previous three years:

UCR reached an outstanding 99% divergence on all construction and demolition waste as well as an 83% rate for all waste streams across campus. Our campus created a green lab, green office and green event program certifications.
We have successfully installed electrical vehicle chargers throughout the parking lots on campus, accessible for students, faculty and staff to use. In 2014, UCR has opened a brand new solar farm that will produce up to 6.6 million kilowatt hours of electricity each year.
All new constructions and major renovated buildings are LEED Silver Certified at minimum.
We have provided the community with the opportunity to learn about natural and organic gardening in UCR’s R’Garden that features sustainably built structures such as a dehydrating toilet and a water efficient irrigation system.
Undergraduate students funded, designed and built a mobile renewable energy generator that provides renewable energy for campus events. The Green Campus Action Plan has funding to support height paid undergraduate internships that focus on sustainability.

Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee?:

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

In 2008 the Chancellor convened a committee of 63 “to facilitate the implementation of sustainability initiatives supporting the UC President’s Policy for Green Building Design and Clean Energy Standards {now the UC Sustainable Practices Policy 2013} and to develop a framework and approach and draft policy for accomplishing environmental goals at UCR, including sustainable operations, stewardship, compliance, and best practices.”

Members of each committee, including affiliations and role (e.g. staff, student, or faculty):

Kim Wilcox, Chancellor
Paul D'Anieri, Provost
Maria Anguiano, Vice Chancellor Budget and Planning
Ron Coley, Vice Chancellor Business Administration Services
Jose Wudka, Chair Academic Senate
James Sandoval, Vice Chancellor Student Affairs
Yolanda Moses, Associate Vice Chancellor Diversity
Mike Pazzani, Vie Chancellor Research
Michael Ervin, Steering Committee Undergraduate Student Representative
Holly Mayton, Steering Committee Graduate Student Representative
Peggy Mauk, Director Ag Ops
Jeff Kaplan, Associate Vice Chancellor Capital Asset Strategies
Bob Slater, Director Physical Plant
Andy Plumley, Assistant Vice Chancellor Housing, Dining, Residential Services
Mathew Barth, Director Center for Environmental Research and Technology
Kris Lovekin, Director Strategic Communications
David Crohn, Associate Professor Environmental Sciences
Greg Artman, Director Transportation and Parking Services
Reza Abbaschian Dean College of Engineering
Ron Loveridge Director, Center for Sustainable Suburban Development
John Cook Director of Sustainability
Michael Bacich, Sustainability Manager City of Riverside
Renee Johnson, Executive Committee Student Representative
Drew Story, Executive Committee Student Representative
Hannah Campi, Executive Committee Student Representative
Ertem Tuncel, Professor Electrical Engineering
Brian Siana, Associate Professor Physics

The website URL where information about the sustainability committee(s) is available:
Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent (FTE) employee?:

A brief description of each sustainability office:

The Sustainability program seeks the continuous improvement in the quality of all environments impacted by the University of California Riverside.

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

The website URL where information about the sustainability office(s) is available:
Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
John Cook, Director; Ruby A. Gonzalez-Jimenez, LEED AP Analyst; Fortino Morales, Manager; Delphine Faugeroux, Analyst

A brief description of each sustainability officer position:

The Director of Sustainability is responsible for coordinating, initiating and directing all sustainability activities at the University of California Riverside. The director represents UCR on sustainability related issues within the UC system, regionally - City of Riverside Green Action planning committee, State - California Higher Education Sustainability Conference and National - Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
The LEED AP Analyst is in charge of acquiring the LEED Certification on all new construction and major renovation projects on campus.
The Community Garden Manager oversees operations and programming as well as the development of the three-acre sustainability community garden.
The Specialist is involved with working on the Green Certification programs such as Green Lab and Green Events with the sustainability team.

The website URL where information about the sustainability officer(s) is available:

eight paid undergraduate internships focused on sustainability on campus.
reached 99% divergent on all construction and demolition waste.
83% divergent rate across campus
built a mobile renewable energy generator that provides renewable energy for campus events
funded and designed and build by undergraduate students
green lab certification
green events certification
green office certification
installed electrical vehicle chargers
R'Garden building and designing sustainable structures
offered a themed class in sustainability
offering a course in methodology of sustainability
6.6 megawatt solar farm
All Sustainability FT staff members are LEED GA or above and are currently pursuing ISSP-SA

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