This track will explore opportunities for collaboration and innovative solutions to make tangible progress toward greenhouse gas emissions reductions on campuses. Sessions will share insights on topics ranging from transportation and energy to cutting edge green building techniques, as well as information about financial opportunities available for funding sustainability related projects aimed at GHG reductions. Participants will also gain a better understanding of how sustainability can improve the lives of students and increase graduation rates.
Monday, October 29, 10:40 AM - 12:00 PMAs high-performance buildings have become the norm, the sustainability conversation has expanded to the community scale. This new age of planning recognizes the depth of challenges we face as long-term stewards of our campuses, incorporating best practices already in use for individual buildings.
PresentersAlicia Daniels Uhlig,
Living Community Challenge and Policy Director, International Living Future InstituteBarbara Maloney,
Planner and Urban Designer/Principal, Page Southerland Page, Inc.Claire Maxfield, Director, Atelier TenKarina Nielsen, Director, Estuary & Ocean Science Center, San Francisco State
Sustainability Director, CSU Monterey Bay
Moderator Jill Anthes,
Executive Director, Planning and Design, San Francisco State
Monday, October 29, 1:30 PM - 2:50 PMThe concept of a Net Zero Energy Building (NZEB) is becoming more popular and important, with CSU projects striving to reach this new level of performance. Advances in construction technologies, renewable energy systems, and academic research make this goal more attainable. Join us for an in-depth session discussing the realities of what this distinguished status really means to the project team, its effects on budget, schedule and the operation/ maintenance of a building. We will discuss important design milestones and Energy Use Intensity (EUI) targeting required for this goal. Is it worth it? You will be able to decide for yourself.
Learning Objectives1. Review case studies examining the actual cost drivers and cost premiums that come with the decision to build a project with a Net Zero Energy (ZNE) goal.
2. Learn the critical design milestones and EUI targeting process needed for a successful ZNE building.3. Explore the contract, policy, and Request for Proposal (RFP) mechanisms used to deliver a successful ZNE project.4. Explore examples of previous ZNE projects, and explore the effects (as compared to a non-ZNE projects) on project schedule, commissioning, operation and maintenance.
Energy Program Manager, CSU Office of the Chancellor Albert Valdivia,
Project Executive, Clark Construction
Principal, AC Martin Partners
Director, Design and Construction, CSU Long Beach
Tuesday, October 30, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AMClimate impacts are already affecting campus operations. These impacts are projected to make routine stressors, threats and hazards more severe. Preparedness and mitigation of these is essential component of Facilities Management and Emergency Services units to providing an environment conducive to CSU’s mission of educating California’s diverse workforce.
Learning Objectives1. Understand the types of threats that can interrupt normal campus operations.2. Understand how climate impact stressors can interfere with campus operations and hazard recovery.3. Understand the value of hazard mitigation plans and climate adaptation plans to restore/minimize disruption to campus operations.4. Be able to communicate the value of preparedness for threats and stressors that imperil the campus.
PresentersFrank Castro-Wehr, Director, Witt O’Brien’sAaron Pfannenstiel,
Senior Associate, Placeworks
Director of Safety, Risk and Sustainability, CSU San Marcos
Tuesday, October 30, 10:35 AM - 11:35 AMDid you know that since 2013, the California Climate Investments, a statewide initiative, has offered $3.548 billion in grant funding? Has your campus team joined this money race by applying for these dollars? Like any great athlete preparing for a race, training is essential. Train with the best on how to build a dynamic grant team of facility, affinity group, academic research and sponsored program partners. First steps, historical track records and case studies of winning the marathon medals will be shared. Topics covered will range from Climate Change Research, Water, Agriculture and SB1 Transportation.
Learning Objectives1. Identify and engage stakeholders on your campus from across disciplines and departments to form a productive grant team.2. Gain knowledge of pre-award grant management practices sufficient to inform effective grant design and development.3. Learn how the Chancellor’s Office assesses the eligibility of appropriate grant opportunities and supports grant development and post-award processes.
4. Follow proven strategies of cultivating and maintaining relationships with affinity groups and multi-campus consortiums.
Presenters Hilary Nixon, Professor,
Urban and Regional Planning Department, San José State Jeffrey Underwood,
Associate Vice President for Research, Cal State LA
Boykin Witherspoon III,
Director, Water Resources Institute, CSU Office of the Chancellor
ModeratorsDennis Elliot, Director,
Energy and Sustainability, Cal Poly San Luis ObispoElke Schreiner,
Grant Program Coordinator, CSU Office of the Chancellor
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Tuesday, October 30, 11:45 AM - 12:45 PMFacilities Management is not typically perceived as having a direct impact on student success or basic needs, two primary initiatives of the CSU Office of the Chancellor. In this session, you will learn how to connect the dots between Facilities Management, sustainability, and student success with real campus examples. You will leave with the understanding of how to implement similar programs on your campus and how Facilities Management can directly impact the lives of students in positive ways.
Learning Objectives1. Learn the benefits of students working in Facilities Management as well as how their experience can prepare them for life after college.2. Understand how campus sustainability ties directly to student success and retention.3. Learn how to reduce campus waste while reducing student food insecurity.4. Understand how students working in facilities benefits campus sustainability.
Sustainability Manager, Sacramento StateKristen Wonder,
Campus Sustainability Coordinator, San José StateMiguel Guerrero,
Communications Assistant, City of San Francisco
Director of Energy and Sustainability, CSU Northridge