The solar array on top of two campus rooftops generate about 300 kw of power per hour, estimating over $280,000 savings over a 20 year period.
Our Sustainable Future - CSU, Chico
and Student Housing
The California State University, Chico focuses considerable attention on the function of its facilities, buildings, and student housing because they largely contribute to energy use on campus and can be models to educate our students about sustainable concepts. Integrating sustainable concepts and practices into the management of buildings, and the construction, design, and renovation of residential housing has been a high priority for this campus.
Facilities Management and Services
Facilities Management and Services uses Green Seal-approved
products to clean and supply building on campus, including H-2 Orange, a citrus based Hydrogen Peroxide all-purpose
cleaner; Suporx, a hydrogen peroxide all-purpose cleaner; One Floor
Plus Wax; Green Select floor stripper; and Green Seal Select toilet
tissue to be used exclusively on campus.
Our Boiler Plant offers energy saving tips for easy reference at http://www.csuchico.edu/fms/about-fms/service-units/boiler-chiller-plant/conservation-tips.shtml
The New Student Services Center (SSC)
The new Student Services Center (SSC) will be LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certified.
The SSC is a 120,000 square-foot facility designed with the environment
in mind and incorporating concepts such as nearness to alternative transportation,
environmentally friendly landscape design, energy star compliant components,
and incorporation of energy efficient equipment.
The Green Campus Program
Green Campus Program empowers students to stimulate energy savings in campus buildings and educate the campus community about the reasons and methods for saving energy. The Green Campus Program has been working with Facilities
Management and Services and Housing to conduct a Residence Hall Energy Challenge
in April 2006. This challenge will be an energy conservation competition
between the Shasta and Lassen residence halls. By individually metering
these halls, Green Campus will be able to calculate which residence
hall conserves the most energy during the month, rewarding the winner with prizes!
The Konkow House is being retrofitted in partnership with Strategic Energy Innovations (SEI) Green Campus Program from a standard student residence to the most sustainable living area on the Chico State campus by substituting sustainable living products for those typical in a college campus residence (e.g. ENERGY STAR® appliances, electronics, and lighting, bedding, body care products, office supplies, and kitchen supplies).