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UC Santa Barbara

June 26th-29th, 2017

2016 Concurrent Field Trips

On-campus Tours

CSU Fullerton Sustainable Waste Tour

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
10:15am – 11:30am
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California State University has a policy goal of 80% diversion from landfill by 2020. Take a tour through California State University, Fullerton’s campus and observe various strategies and initiatives they have started in order to achieve this goal. CSUF sustainable waste management program is relatively new, but ramping up quickly. Prior to 2014, CSUF was a single-stream or “dirty” MRF campus (all waste was disposed of in one bin). Come learn how CSUF has adopted and implemented recycling, source-separation, and waste reduction programs campus-wide. See how we have used sensors to optimize service levels. Observe key collection points, onsite mulching and windrow composting, and waste compactors. Learn about our future strategies, challenges, and best practices to achieve this aggressive California waste diversion legislation.

Fullerton City Bike Tour 

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
1:30pm – 3:30pm
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Join us for an easy-paced bike tour through the City of Fullerton. The tour will highlight some of the many challenges and opportunities that the city has with improving bike, pedestrian, and transit infrastructure and access. Representatives from the City of Fullerton and the Orange County Transit Authority will have a short presentation on current plans for the area. Attendees will be given a bicycle and helmet to use for the length of the tour. If interested, bike rentals for the duration of the conference will be available separately.  Distance: 3.5 Miles each way; 7 miles total.

Campus Green Building Tour Featuring: Student Recreation Center and Facilities Management Office

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
4:30pm-5:45pm
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This Green Building tour combines the Student Recreation Center and the Facilities Management office building. The LEED Gold certified Student Rec Center was awarded “Best Overall Sustainable Design” by the UC and CSU Energy Efficiency Partnership Program, and implements sustainable practices including water saving measures, a construction waste management plan, and green housekeeping. A short walk away is the Facilities Management office, which houses the Sustainability Programs offices and was built with modern green products and materials to serve as a model for the rest of campus.

Illuminate Your Night: An Evening Walkthrough of CSUF Lighting

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
9:00pm – 10:30pm
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At CSUF, we continue to research and implement the latest energy savings technologies in a manner that is most beneficial to all viable parties on campus. In the last 12 months, we retrofitted 68,000 interior, linear fluorescent lamps with an LED tube retrofit solution, upgraded the entire lighting in our student housing parking structure, added new sidewalk LED fixtures, and retrofitted our campus streetlights to LED. We invite you to take an evening stroll tour of our exterior lighting upgrades across campus. Additionally, learn about the innovative controls implemented to achieve the highest level of energy savings. We will also discuss best practices in partnering with our local utility, internal trades, and lighting manufactures/ distributors for successful lighting upgrade implementations.

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design tour of: Platinum Housing & Gastronome

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
8:00am-9:15am
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Cal State Fullerton provides an on-campus housing community that is sustainable in design and functions to maintain a strong sense of community through the inclusion of its dining center, The Gastronome. Attendees will tour the LEED Platinum certified residence halls, the first student housing complex in California to be awarded Platinum by the U.S. Green Building Council. Following this will be a walkthrough of The Gastronome, which provides a variety of options to meet health and dietary needs while embracing sustainable practices.

CSUF Drought Response: Landscape Upgrade and Smart Water Meter Tour

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
10:15am – 11:30am
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Water and energy conservation is part of a sustainable environmental strategy in California. One of the best ways to reduce water use is to design and maintain efficient irrigation systems. Take a tour through California State University Fullerton’s Campus and observe the turf removal and replacement of various native plants and vegetation. See how we also identified and installed smart water meters to measure our entire irrigation system. Observe the bioswales implemented on campus used to convey surface water in order to enhance infiltration and reduce surface runoff. Learn about the several strategies, goals the campus has implemented, to achieve Governor Brown’s EO B-29-15 of 28% water reduction on campus and how our water management has increase over the time span of only a year.

Smartgrid: CSUF Solar and Trigen

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
1:00pm – 2:15pm
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A walking tour to showcase CSUF’s Micro-grid which encompasses: Installed and Projected Solar sites, Installed and Projected Battery Storage sites, our Tri-generation plant, and the discussion of the campus integration of all systems.

Fullerton Arboretum Tour 

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
1:00pm – 2:15pm
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The Fullerton Arboretum is a 26-acre botanical garden with a collection of plants from around the world, located on the northeast corner of the California State University, Fullerton campus. With over 4,000 plants, the Fullerton Arboretum is the largest botanical garden in Orange County. Explore the various species and plant life the Arboretum nurtures and saves before they go extinct. The garden paths consist of several collections including: Cultivated, Woodlands, Mediterranean, and Desert Collections. Browse the native vegetation, rare fruit grove, an 11,000 sq ft organic vegetable garden, historic citrus and various other gardens. Learn about the agricultural history and their efforts in caring for the environment.