Sustainable Facilities Initiatives & Operations
Forest Renewal Project
The Forest Renewal project protects the current ecosystem and outlines the new direction of native and adapted tree species planting for the campus.
Green Cleaning Program
Campus Custodial Services continues to clean the entire campus using a Green Cleaning system.
Integrated Pest Management
Due to the need for sensitivity towards our environment and members of the campus community, a “zero toxicity” sustainable pest control program is utilized in campus buildings. This program eliminates concerns regarding the use and effect of toxic pesticide effects on indoor air quality, personal sensitivity and the ecology.
The campus has set ambitious Energy Efficiency goals; which include reducing campus-wide electrical consumption and taking part in the UC/CSU/IOU Energy Efficiency Partnership.
Cogeneration and Cost Savings
The campus operates 2.0MW of cogeneration. The plant produces electricity for campus use and reuses the waste heat for campus heating. Due to the combined efficiency of the cogeneration plant, the campus realizes approximately $ 500,000 to $600,000 annually in cost savings over the direct purchase of electricity and gas for heating in addition to consuming non-renewable energy.