Overall Rating Reporter - expired
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Liaison Carrie Metzgar
Submission Date March 2, 2018
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University of California, San Diego
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Dave Weil
Director Building Commissioning & Sustainability
Auxiliary & Plant Services
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Is the institution an active member of a national or international sustainability network?:

The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Second Nature and the Presidents Climate Commitment Sustainable Procurement Leadership Council Practice Green Health International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories On February 6, 2018, the University of California announced that it had assembled an international coalition of 13 research universities across the United States, Canada and Mexico - called the University Climate Change Coalition, or UC3 - who were committing to work together to galvanize local and regional action on climate change. Member institutions represent more than 1.5 million students across North America. The coalition will release a report in fall 2018 that will serve as a roadmap for how local, state, and federal lawmakers, higher education institutions, businesses and community leaders can work together to achieve ambitious, research-tested climate goals.

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

The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):
California Higher Education Sustainability Conference Southern California Sustainability Officers network

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

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):
California Higher Education Sustainability Conference presentations by faculty and staff on green buildings/LEED certification, EV infrastructure, energy efficiency, the Cool Campus Challenge, faculty climate curriculum workshop, and reclaimed water pipeline best practice award. AASHE conference presentation on climate action plan update.

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

A list or brief description of the awards program(s) and submission(s):
In 2016, UCSD Won a 2016 California Best Practice Water Efficiency/Site Water Quality Award for its Reclaimed Water Pipeline Expansion and Central Plants Cooling Tower Retrofit: https://chesc.org/best-practice-awards/2016-best-practice-award-winners/

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? :

A list or brief description of the board or committee appointment(s):
UC San Diego Campus Sustainability Manager Sara McKinstry was an AASHE Advisory Council Member for three years: http://www.aashe.org/about/councils. UC San Diego Director of Sustainability and Carbon Neutrality Dave Weil is on the Board of the San Diego Green Building Council. UC San Diego Interim Director of Dining Lisa Joy is on the Board of Slow Food San Diego.

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?:

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:

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?:

A brief description of the peer review activities:

Has the institution participated in other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year, e.g. joint planning or resource sharing with other institutions? :

A brief description of other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year:
UC San Diego staff participate and often coordinate San Diego area energy manager/efficiency meetings and trainings. We also actively participate in the San Diego Regional Climate Collaborative and regional efforts on climate planning and action. Finally we are engaged in city, country and regional planning around water conservation, stormwater management, and environmental planning.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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