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
PAE-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Dave Weil
Director of Building Commissioning and Sustainability
Facilities Management
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Does the institution have a sustainability committee?:
Yes

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

UC San Diego has four main groups focused on overseeing campus environmental initiatives: the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Sustainability (ACS), the Sustainable Operations and Environmental Working Group (SOWEG), the Sustainability 2.0 Task Force and the Climate Solutions Working Group (CSWG).

The purpose of ACS is to provide a forum for the academic program, facility planning, and campus operating interests in sustainability. By increasing awareness of UC San Diego’s strengths in these areas, and identifying areas for further improvement, the campus continues to define itself as a leader in the earth sciences, while employing the principles of environmental stewardship in its own operations.

SOEWG is a group of campus operations and departmental stakeholders that is implementing the goals outlined in the campus Climate Action Plan, including those for reducing water use. Additionally, the SOEWG is working to ensure campus does our part as the 3rd largest water user in San Diego to reduce water use.

The Sustainability 2.0 Task Force broadly addresses the development of organizational structures for advancing the objectives of the Sustainability 2.0 Initiative. These include identifying and pursuing emerging research opportunities; capitalizing upon our campus as a "living laboratory" for promoting sustainability; and implementing strategies for attracting donor involvement and support.

CSWG, comprised of senior faculty, researchers, operational staff and administrators implements a broad range of sustainability initiatives, including management of the Climate Action Plan. Political and business leaders routinely attend the meetings of this group to discuss strategies for leveraging UC San Diego's environmental leadership.

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Members of the committee, including affiliations:

Sustainability 2.0 Contacts:
Gary C. Matthews, Vice Chancellor Resource Management and Planning

Academics and Research:
Tony Haymet, Director, SIO
Art Ellis, Vice Chancellor Research
Barbara Sawrey, Associate Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs
David Woodruff, Director SSI, Professor
Jane Teranes, Visiting Scholar
Elizabeth Stiles, UCSD Extension Program Representative

Building Design and Construction:
Joel King, Project Manager

Campus Committees:
Gary Matthews, Chair of Climate Solutions Work Group, Vice Chancellor Resource Management and Planning
David Woodruff, Chair of Advisory Committee on Sustainability, Professor
Kristin Hansen, Sustainability Contact for Advisory Committee on Sustainability, Sustainability Analyst
Julie Hamel, Co-Chair of Sustainable Operations and Environmental Work Group, Manager of Environmental Affairs
Dave Weil, Director Building Commissioning and Sustainability

Campus Operations:
John Dilliott, Energy and Utilities Manager
Kristin Hansen, Conservation Information, Sustainability Analyst
Dave Weil, Sustainable Operations, Director Building Commissioning and Sustainability
Krista Mays, Sustainability Manager, Housing and Dining

Media Relations:
Rex Graham, Communications Director

Purchasing:
Ted Johnson, Director/Strategic Initiatives Procurement

Recycling:
Alonso Nobel, Waste Diversion Specialist

Strategic Energy Initiatives:
Byron Washom, Director of Strategic Energy Initiatives

Student Groups:
Green Campus Program
Student Sustainability Collective
Social and Environmental Sustainability Committee, June Reyes
Net Impact, Lane Jost, Melanie McCutchan, Preston Sharp
Biofuels Awareness and Action Network, Melanie Zauscher

Transportation and Vehicles:
James Ruby, Fleet Manager
Don Riddle, Shuttle Supervisor

UC Office of the President:
Matthew St. Clair, Sustainability Specialist

ACS Members:
Committee Chair:

David Woodruff- Director, Sustainability Solutions Institute and Professor, Biological Sciences

Ex Officio Committee Members:

Mark Cunningham- Housing, Dining & Hospitality

Boone Hellmann- Design & Construction

Charles Kennel- Professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Leadership Team, Sustainability Solutions Institute

Gary Matthews- Vice Chancellor of Resource Management & Planning

David Miller- Associate Vice Chancellor of Academic Planning & Resources, Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering

Helen Szkorla- Academic Affairs

Appointed Committee Members:

Monica Doyle- Staff Association Representative, Extension

Garron Engstrom- Undergraduate Representative

Matt Leslie- Graduate Representative

Dale Masterson- Staff Association Representative

Megan Moore- Graduate Representative

Daniel Tartakovsky- Faculty Representative, Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Staff and Consultants:

Garry Mac Pherson- Director, Environment, Health & Safety

Dave Weil- Assistant Director, Facilities Management

CSWG Members:
Committee Chair:

Gary Matthews, Vice Chancellor, Resource Management and Planning

Committee Members:

Art Ellis- Vice Chancellor, Research Services

Cara Fladd- Director, Capital Planning

Tony Haymet- Vice Chancellor and Dean, Marine Sciences and Director, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Jerry Katzin- UC San Diego Foundation

Gary Matthews- Vice Chancellor, Resource Management & Planning

Steve Relyea- Vice Chancellor, Business Affairs

Frieder Seible- Dean, Jacobs School of Engineering

Robert Sullivan- Dean, Rady School of Management

Russell Thackston- Assistant Vice Chancellor, Auxiliary & Plant Services

Byron Washom- Director, UC San Diego Strategic Energy Initiatives

Dave Weil- Assistant Director, Facilities Management

Gabriele Wienhausen- Associate Dean for Education, Division of Biological Sciences

David Woodruff- Director, Sustainability Solutions Institute and Professor, Biological Sciences

Consultants:

Rex Graham- Senior Director, University Communications

Michelle Perez- Administrative Analyst, Facilities Management

Dave Schroeder- Director, Government Relations, Office of Research

SOEWG Members:
Committee Co-Chairs:

Julie Hampel- Environmental Manager, Facilities Management

Dave Weil- Assistant Director, Facilities Management

David Woodruff- Director, Sustainability Solutions Institute and Professor of Biological Sciences

Dave Weil- Assistant Director, Facilities Management

ACS Members:

Committee Chair:

David Woodruff- Director, Sustainability Solutions Institute and Professor, Biological Sciences

Ex Officio Committee Members:

Mark Cunningham- Housing, Dining & Hospitality

Boone Hellmann- Design & Construction

Charles Kennel- Professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Leadership Team, Sustainability Solutions Institute

Gary Matthews- Vice Chancellor of Resource Management & Planning

David Miller- Associate Vice Chancellor of Academic Planning & Resources, Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering

Helen Szkorla- Academic Affairs

Appointed Committee Members:

Monica Doyle- Staff Association Representative, Extension

Garron Engstrom- Undergraduate Representative

Matt Leslie- Graduate Representative

Dale Masterson- Staff Association Representative

Megan Moore- Graduate Representative

Daniel Tartakovsky- Faculty Representative, Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Staff and Consultants:

Garry Mac Pherson- Director, Environment, Health & Safety

Dave Weil- Assistant Director, Facilities Management


The website URL where information about the sustainability committee is available:
Does the institution have a sustainability office?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability office:

The Sustainability Resource Center (SRC) is home to Campus Sustainability 2.0 and the Student Sustainability Collective (SSC). The SRC is a one-stop clearinghouse for all things related to sustainability at UC San Diego. It includes a small library, meeting room for students, faculty, and staff, and department offices. The SRC showcases a variety of UC San Diego student projects, research projects, and campus initiatives.


The number of people employed in the sustainability office:
1

The website URL where information about the sustainability office is available:
Does the institution have a sustainability coordinator?:
Yes

Sustainability coordinator's name:
Dave Weil

Sustainability coordinator's position title:
Director, Building Commissioning & Sustainability

A brief description of the sustainability coordinator’s position:

The Director, Building Commissioning & Sustainability is responsible for developing and implementing programs supporting campuswide sustainability programs and initiatives, including the campus’ Sustainability Program Office (SPO), located at the Sustainability Resource Center (SRC). Specifically, the Director manages resource conservation, renewable energy, waste diversion, alternative vehicle/fuel and green building initiatives. The Director leads UC San Diego’s Green Building/LEED program for Existing Buildings and assists in coordinating Green Building/LEED activities for new construction and renovation projects. Under the guidance of the Director, the SPO is responsible for reviewing and assessing policies and procedures on campus energy utilization, renewable energy, water conservation, alternative vehicle/fuel, waste diversion and sustainable building programs as well as work with local and State agencies to achieve the goals for the program and to advance the visibility of UC San Diego’s sustainability programs throughout the State. The SPO identifies potential sustainability initiatives and works with UC San Diego faculty, staff and students to ensure that UC San Deigo’s Sustainability Program is accepted and supported at all levels. The SPO collects, maintains and analyzes data on campuswide sustainability programs, prepares reports for submission to campus leadership, UC Office of the President and regional agencies. The SPO encourages and assist UC San Diego administrative staff as well as students and faculty to identify and implement conservation opportunities that allow UC San Diego to act in as environmentally responsible manner as feasible. The SPO manages UC San Diego’s Green Campus Program and supports other campus student intern programs. The SPO works with the Campus Architect, Housing, Dining & Hospitality Services, Facilities Management, Purchasing and other departments to achieve UC San Deigo's conservation goals and to reduce environmental impacts. The Director serves as a sustainable operations consultant to campus departments and organizations, assisting in the development of forward thinking campus policies and/or procedures as they relate to campuswide sustainable practices.


The website URL where information about the sustainability coordinator is available:
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