Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.08
Liaison Michelle Perez
Submission Date May 18, 2011
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University of California, San Diego
ER-2: Student Sustainability Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.00 / 5.00 Michelle Perez
Sustainability Analyst
Facilities Management
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Does the institution hold a campaign that meets the criteria for this credit?:

The name of the campaign(s):
Shut the Sash Fumehood Campaign

A brief description of the campaign(s):

The UC San Diego Annual Shut the Sash Competition is a 5-week campaign sponsored by the Green Campus Program, Facilities Management, Environmental Health & Safety, and the Biology Department. The first competition began in January 2009 and has happened every year since. The campaign involves 11 labs in a challenge to reduce their energy consumption and improve air quality by closing the sashes on fume hoods when not in use. The “Shut the Sash” competition helps promote energy savings by challenging laboratories to save more energy than other laboratories from a set baseline.

A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign(s):

The Shut the Sash Competition educated researchers, raised awareness of lab energy efficiency and showed real savings in energy use and cost. On average, there was a 27 percent reduction in sash heights over a five-week period in 2009. The Shut the Sash competition and awareness campaign also saves 21,734 kWh/year of $1695.25 annually, assuming sash heights stay at a similar level.

The website URL for the campaign:

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