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June 26th-29th, 2017

2016 Concurrent Sessions

Below is the material from the 2016 conference. Check out this information to see what we’ve done in the past.

 

Climate Action
Curriculum
Energy
Food Systems
Green Building NC & R
Green Building O & M
Health/Wellness
Institutionalizing Sustainability
Local
Procurement
Social Equity
Student Affairs and Auxiliaries
Transportation
Waste Reduction and Recycling
Water and Landscape

University of California Climate Champions Present!

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
10:15am-11:30am

Climate Action
Ripening Efforts
General Audience
Titan Student Union, Portola Pavilion A

In May, 2015, UC President Janet Napolitano announced the UC Faculty Climate Action Program. Each UC campus selected one of its faculty members to work with students on projects aimed at building community engagement and awareness about climate change. The program is designed to help meet and focus students’ interest in climate-action education, and to inspire other faculty members to help the university’s goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2025 through engaged research and education. Come here UC Climate Champions discuss their individual projects and goals for this ambitious effort, linked to Napolitano’s commitment to make UC carbon neutral by 2025.

Speaker/Moderator:

  • Ronnie D. Lipschutz, PhD, Professor & Chair of Politics; Provost of College 8, UC Santa Cruz

Speakers:

  • Robert Pomeroy, Professor, PhD, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UC San Diego Presentation
  • Arianne Teherani, PhD, Professor, Medicine, UC San Francisco Presentation
  • Sue Carter, PhD, Professor, Department of Physics, UC Santa Cruz
  • Steven Allison, Associate Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Earth System Science, UC Irvine Presentation

Comprehensive Steps toward Campus Carbon Neutrality

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
1:30pm – 2:45pm

Climate Action
Ripening Efforts
General Audience
Titan Student Union, Portola Pavilion A

Initiatives are growing to limit carbon across the national level, the state level, and on an institutional level. A UC Carbon Neutrality Fellow will explain how internalizing carbon costs could reduce UC emissions in two primary ways. UCSC will speak on their comprehensive Climate & Energy Strategy to address achieving carbon neutrality by 2025 and mitigating the impacts of Cap & Trade regulation associated with campus growth. CSU Northridge’s will speak on their Climate Action Plan that establishes a clear path towards eliminating Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2040 through a number of defined energy conservation and efficiency projects.

Moderator:

  • John J. Cook, PhD, MBA, LEED AP BD+C, ISSP-CSP, Director of Sustainability, UC Riverside

Speakers:

  • Maximilian Stiefel, UC Carbon Neutrality Fellow; PhD Student, Geography, UC Santa Barbara
  • Patrick Testoni, CEM, CMVP, Campus Energy Manager, Physical Plant, UC Santa Cruz
  • Chrissy Thomure, CEM, LEED AP, Climate Action Manager, Sustainability Office, UC Santa Cruz
  • Helen Cox, PhD, Director, Institute for Sustainability, CSU Northridge Presentation (Cox, Eriksson)
  • Austin L. Eriksson, Sustainability Program Manager, Facilities Planning, CSU Northridge

COP 21: Directions, Issues, and Opportunities for Higher Education

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
1:30pm – 2:45pm

Climate Action
Low Hanging Fruit
General Audience
CSU Fullerton Student Housing, Pine 111

This panel will address the results and implications of the COP 21 Paris agreement from the perspective of higher education. On December 12, 2015, a record of 175 parties signed the Paris accord. In conjunction, French leader, François Hollande, stated, referring to the conference outcomes “Our Declarations Must Become Actions.” Given the critical role of higher education in generating and propagating the actions that will necessarily arise out of the declarations of this conference and its aftermath, what challenges, opportunities, and tasks face higher education and, specifically, California Higher Education in light of the results of COP 21?

Moderator:

  • Daniel M. Fernandez, PhD, Professor, Division of Science and Environmental Policy, CSU Monterey Bay

Speakers:

  • Sue Carter, PhD, Professor, Department of Physics, UC Santa Cruz
  • Margaret T. Minnick, International Liaison, Office of the Chair, California Air Resources Board Presentation (Minnick)
  • Emily Williams, Researcher, Climate Hazards Group, Geography, UC Santa Barbara

 

Charting Courses for Changing Climate on Campus

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
4:30pm – 5:45pm

Climate Action and Curriculum
Ripening Efforts
General Audience
Titan Student Union, Ontiveros

Calculating the impact of behavior change and climate literacy on mitigating carbon emissions from campus activities is a challenging endeavor. This panel charts three paths for integrating climate change awareness through direct engagement with faculty and students. “Leveraging Faculty” examines the integration of sustainability into non-science curricula from the perspective of faculty engagement, “Estimating Impact” investigates the influence climate literacy plays on student’s mitigation of their carbon footprint, and “Cool Campus Challenge” assesses the role of individual learning and gameplay to mitigate carbon as part of a campus community.

Moderator:

  • Paul Draper, Director of Sustainability, Sonoma State University

Speakers:

  • Janika McFeely, Sustainability Specialist, Energy and Sustainability, UC Office of the President Presentation (McFeely, Stoll, McKinistry)
  • Kira Stoll, AICP, LEED Green Associate, Sustainability Manager, Office of Sustainability and Energy, UC Berkeley
  • Sara McKinstry, Sustainability Director, Sustainability Office, UC San Diego
  • Eugene Cordero, PhD, Professor Meteorology and Climate Science, San Jose State University Presentation (Cordero)
  • Jane L. Teranes, PhD, Faculty Scripps, Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego Presentation (Teranes)

 

UC Santa Cruz Climate & Energy Strategy: A Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
8:00am-9:15am

Climate Action
Deep Green
Specialized Talk
Titan Student Union, Portola Pavilion C

Best Practice Winner UC Santa Cruz will present the Climate & Energy Strategy (CES), a yearlong process completed in April 2016 that resulted in the development of a strategy and recommendations to cost effectively achieve carbon neutrality by 2025 and mitigate the impacts of Cap and Trade regulation. The presenters will provide detailed descriptions on approach — diving into the energy audit process, share key findings and recommendations, and discuss lessons learned. The team will then guide a high-level training on the analysis tool and walk participants through an exercise to set up and run a scenario and run sensitivities on energy pricing, policy and campus development.

Speakers:

  • Chrissy Thomure, CEM, LEEDTM AP, Climate Action Manager, Sustainability Office, UC Santa Cruz
  • Andrea Traber, AIA, LEEDTM Fellow, Principal Integrated Design Services Integral Group
  • Curtis Schmitt, PE, Principal, Energy Efficiency, ARC Alternatives
  • James Barsimantov, PhD, Principal, EcoShift Consulting

 

 

2016 CA Energy Code Changes, a Step Closer to ZNE

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
10:15am – 11:30am

Green Building New Construction and Renovations; Climate Action; and Energy
Ripening Efforts
Interdisciplinary Talk
Titan Student Union, Portola Pavilion A

The 2013 California Energy Code update drastically changed the face of construction and sustainability planning throughout higher education from new construction to retrofits. We’ll update the audience on lessons learned from 2013, steps taken in the 2016 Standards for both Residential and Non-Residential construction, and finally lay out the next steps to Zero Net Energy design envisioned by the State of California.

Speakers:

 

Energy Technology, Management, Buildings and Behaviors to Address Climate Change

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
10:15am – 11:30am

Green Building New Construction and Renovations; Climate Action; Energy
Low Hanging Fruit
Interdisciplinary Talk
Kinesiology and Health Sciences, Room 199

Underlying climate considerations in the built environment is a complex interplay between issues related to Climate Action, Energy, and Green Building. In this session, three campuses will discuss this interplay. UC Berkeley will discuss a unique approach to manage energy usage, emphasizing usage depending on the time varying carbon footprint of the energy source of the marginal generation unit at the time. UC Davis will address the fundamental role that occupants play in the effective regulation of building energy use. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab will introduce a specific energy management plan, ISO 50001, and the challenges associated with their implementation.

Speakers:

  • Joshua Morejohn, Energy Manager, Facilities Management, UC Davis Presentation (Morejohn)
  • Deirdre McShane Carter, PE, Energy and Sustainability Manager, Sustainable Berkeley Lab, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Presentation (Carter and Elliott)
  • John Elliott, Chief Sustainability Officer, Sustainable Berkeley Lab, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Sho Kawano, Student Project Manager, Student Environmental Resource Center, Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute, UC Berkeley; WattTime Presentation (Kawano and Borenstein)
  • Chiel Borenstein, Student Environmental Resource Center, Berkeley Energy and Climate Initiative, UC Berkeley; Operations Fellow, WattTime

 

Teaching Sustainable Transportation through Campus and Community Partnerships

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
10:15am-11:30am

Transportation and Curriculum
Deep Green
General Audience
CSU Fullerton Student Housing, Pine 111

In this session, various campuses will present about ways in which they have incorporated community partnerships into curriculum-based projects and courses focusing on issues of sustainable transportation. CSU Los Angeles will begin with their student and faculty engagement in a national hybrid vehicle design competition. CSU Monterey Bay will speak about how they’ve incorporated elements of addressing community issues in transportation and infrastructure into a pilot course. Lastly, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo will present on their campus community partnerships and student work in alternative transportation programs.

Moderator:

  • Nurit Katz, Chief Sustainability Officer, Executive Officer, Facilities Management, UC Los Angeles

Speakers:

  • William Riggs, PhD, AICP, LEED AP, Professor, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

 

Green Experiment: Planting the Seed of Sustainability through Cultural Change

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
11:45am – 12:15pm

Curriculum
Low Hanging Fruit
General Audience
CSU Fullerton Student Housing, Pine 111

More often than not, the implementation of new cultural values can provide the societal motivation and political will to enable systemic transformations needed for transition to sustainability. At Cerritos College, a support base for the institutionalizing a culture of sustainability is still greatly lacking. The purpose of the Green Experiment is to gain insight on student perspectives regarding cultural change. What are they willing to initiate? These individual choices shape our campuses, communities, and world. The Green Experiment asks students to consider their own impact and engage in habits that may be the very seed of cultural change and sustainability.

Speakers:

  • Aline Gregorio, Assistant Professor, Geography, Cerritos College

 

Social Impact through Sustainable Design

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
1:30pm – 2:45pm

Curriculum and Energy
Ripening Efforts
General Audience
CSU Fullerton Student Housing, Pine 140

This presentation showcases the work of three universities whose integration of sustainable design serves as a main driver in advancing sustainability education with a social mission. CSU East Bay will focus on a course built around the We Share Solar Suitcase whose fundamental principle of technology design involves work benefiting humanity. Chapman’s team approach to the Solar Decathlon 2015 will illustrate principles of teaching and learning about sustainable design. UC Davis will share its course centered on project-based, real-world energy solutions that enable students to gain a deeper knowledge of operations on campus.

Moderator:

  • Rais Ahmad, PhD, PE, Civil Engineering & Applied Mechanics, CSU Northridge

Speakers:

  • Karina Garbesi, Professor, AGES, CSU East Bay Presentation (Garbesi and Helgren)
  • Erik Helgren, PhD, Associate Professor; Chair, Physics, CSU East Bay
  • Gerri McNenny, PhD, Associate Professor, College of Educational Studies, Chapman University Presentation (McNenny, Smoller, Schwartz, and Thai)
  • Fred Smoller, PhD, Associate Professor, Political Science, Chapman University
  • Elaine Schwartz, PhD, Assistant Professor, Chemistry, Chapman University
  • Lotus Thai, Team Co-Leader, Team Orange County, Solar Decathlon 2015; Environmental Science and Policy, Chapman University
  • Joshua Morejohn, Energy Manager, Facilities Management, UC Davis Presentation (Morejohn)

 

Partnerships for Action: Higher Education and Community-Engaged Learning for Sustainability

Curriculum
Ripening Efforts
Interdisciplinary Talk
Titan Student Union, Portola Pavilion A

Together with a panel of best practice awardees, this session will feature the re-sults of collaborations on- and off-campus in developing solutions.  These programs illustrate the curricular and co-curricular benefits of working with campus and community partners to empower students and faculty through experiential problem-solving.  These include CSUSM’s student-authored interactive art, media, and design projects that offer solutions, while connecting to local and regional issues; UCI’s multiple pathways to unleash student capacity to move from despair to empowerment as change agents; and CSUC’s interdisciplinary approach to addressing real issues in the community through classroom engagement.

Moderator:

  • Peggy Cabrera, MLIS, Associate Librarian, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library, San Jose State University

Speakers:

  • Lucy HG Solomon, MFA, Assistant Professor, Media Design, School of Arts, CSU San Marcos Presentation (HG Solomon & Goodlaw-Morris)
  • Juliana Goodlaw-Morris, Sustainability Manager, CSU San Marcos
  • Abigail Reyes, JD, Director, Sustainability Initiative, UC Irvine Presentation (Reyes)
  • Fletcher Alexander, Sustainability Pro-grams Manager, Institute for Sustain-able Development, CSU Chico

Charting Courses for Changing Climate on Campus

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
4:30pm – 5:45pm

Climate Action and Curriculum
Ripening Efforts
General Audience
Titan Student Union, Ontiveros

Calculating the impact of behavior change and climate literacy on mitigating carbon emissions from campus activities is a challenging endeavor. This panel charts three paths for integrating climate change awareness through direct engagement with faculty and students. “Leveraging Faculty” examines the integration of sustainability into non-science curricula from the perspective of faculty engagement, “Estimating Impact” investigates the influence climate literacy plays on student’s mitigation of their carbon footprint, and “Cool Campus Challenge” assesses the role of individual learning and gameplay to mitigate carbon as part of a campus community.

Moderator:

  • Paul Draper, Director of Sustainability, Sonoma State University

Speakers:

  • Janika McFeely, Sustainability Specialist, Energy and Sustainability, UC Office of the President Presentation (McFeely, Stoll, McKinistry)
  • Kira Stoll, AICP, LEED Green Associate, Sustainability Manager, Office of Sustainability and Energy, UC Berkeley
  • Sara McKinstry, Sustainability Director, Sustainability Office, UC San Diego
  • Eugene Cordero, PhD, Professor, Meteorology and Climate Science, San Jose State University Presentation (Cordero)
  • Jane L. Teranes, PhD, Faculty, Scripps, Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego Presentation (Teranes)

 

CSUF Campus & Community Growth through Sustainability

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
8:00am – 9:15am

Curriculum, Local, Social Equity, and Food Systems
Ripening Efforts
Interdisciplinary Talk
Kinesiology and Health Sciences, Room 199

In recent years, California State University, Fullerton has implemented several sustainability related projects that integrate the student, campus, and community realms. First, learn about two components of the campuses’ U-ACRE program: (1) how it provides a faculty-mentored, community-based research experience for undergraduate students and (2) the importance of the flexibility and reflection of the program while working towards its goal of increasing community access to sustainable urban food systems. Next, explore the university’s interdisciplinary Sustainability Projects course, wherein students work in teams with partners from on and off campus to develop solutions to problems in sustainability. These projects exemplify the integration of sustainability at multiple levels within the campus community to create comprehensive growth.

Moderator:

  • Gregory Dyment, Director, Fullerton Arboretum, CSU Fullerton

Speakers:

  • Sara Johnson, Director, U-ACRE; Professor, Anthropology, CSU Fullerton
  • Elizabeth Agredano, Research Fellow, U-ACRE; Student, Anthropology, CSU Fullerton
  • John Bock, PhD, Director, Center for Sustainability; Professor, Anthropology, CSU Fullerton

 

Addressing LEED Topics Through Learning Lab Curricula

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
10:15am – 11:30am

Green Building Operations & Maintenance; and Curriculum
Ripening Efforts
Interdisciplinary Talk
CSU Fullerton Student Housing, Pine 111

In a session that combines the technicality of green building with the implementation of sustainable curriculum, San Jose State University will present a Living Learning Lab curriculum, incorporated through an art history class that focuses on LEED principles exhibited by the campus library’s green building design. Host campus, CSU Fullerton will speak on an interdisciplinary capstone course to improve student education on sustainability-oriented fields such as STEM and agriculture. UC Merced will round off the session with a talk regarding the Student-Driven LEED Lab Course implemented to educate students as the next generation of sustainability professionals.

Moderator:

  • Donald Strauss, PhD, Chair and Core Faculty, Urban Sustainability Department, Antioch University Los Angeles

Speakers:

  • Peggy Cabrera, MLIS, Associate Librarian Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library, San Jose State University Presentation (Cabrera and Consavari)
  • Elizabeth Carroll Consavari, PhD, Lecturer, Department of Art and Art History, San Jose State University
  • John Bock, PhD, Director, Center for Sustainability; Professor, Anthropology, CSU Fullerton
  • Mark Maxwell, Assistant Director of Construction & Sustainability, Design & Construction, UC Merced Presentation (De Los Santos and Maxwell)
  • Andrew De Los Santos, Undergraduate Student, Facilities Management, UC Merced

 

 

Approaching Sustainability Through Curricular and Co-Curricular Implementations

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
10:15am – 11:30am

Student Affairs & Auxiliaries; and Curriculum
Ripening Efforts
Interdisciplinary Talk
CSU Fullerton Student Housing, Pine 140

Identifying the unique approaches to sustainability through curricular and co-curricular implementations, Portland State University and Arizona State University will come together to introduce an action plan for implementing functional methods of applied learning for sustainability programs. UC Irvine will present about global sustainability and cultural immersion program that allows students to learn about cultural competence and global leadership development in Costa Rica. UC Santa Cruz will present a talk regarding the interdisciplinary Sustainability Studies minor, implemented in 2014, and its methods in classroom learning, service learning, and research and application.

Moderator:

  • Cully Nordby, PhD, Academic Director, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, UC Los Angeles

Speakers:

  • Tamsin Foucrier, Program Coordinator, School of Sustainability, Arizona State University
  • Jillian Kardell, Undergraduate Student, Earth System Science, UC Irvine
  • Ronnie D. Lipschutz, PhD, Professor & Chair of Politics; Provost of College 8, UC Santa Cruz

 

Learning Sustainability Through Social Justice Curriculum

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
1:00pm – 2:15pm

Curriculum and Social Equity
Ripening Efforts
General Audience
Titan Student Union, Alvarado

In a session that identifies socially responsible academic programs, CSU Chico will present a talk regarding the Sustainability Pathway curriculum that focuses on societal issues related to sustainability themes and environmental justice. Skyline College and Climate Corps Bay Area will partner together to present on The Sustainability Blitz, highlighting collaboration between community college faculty and sustainability education. Antioch University will present on a capstone project that focuses on bicycle justice as part of a master’s program in urban sustainability.

Moderator:

  • Stuart Cooley, Professor, Renewable Energies, Sustainable Technology Program, Santa Monica College

Speakers:

  • Colleen Hatfield, PhD, Rawlins Professor in Environmental Literacy, Biological Sciences, CSU Chico Presentation (Hatfield)
  • Stephen Miller, Deputy Director, Higher Education, Strategic Energy Innovations Presentation (Miller, Antilla-Suarez, Callow)
  • Carina Anttila-Suarez, PhD, Professor, Biology, Skyline College
  • Allison Callow, Sustainability Coordinator, Science, Math, and Technology, Skyline College
  • Donald Strauss, PhD, Chair and Core Faculty, Urban Sustainability Department, Antioch University Los Angeles
  • Adonia E. Lugo, Anthropologist, Bicicultures

 

Tiny House In My Backyard

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
2:25pm – 3:10pm

Green Building New Construction & Renovations; and Curriculum
Deep Green
General Audience
Titan Student Union, Ontiveros

Tiny House in My Backyard (THIMBY) is an interdisciplinary team of UC Berkeley graduate and undergraduate students working together to design and build an affordable, off-grid, 100% solar-powered “tiny” house. This prototype addresses population growth, size, rising cost and carbon footprint of homes. Our design, at the site of the proposed Berkeley Global Campus in Richmond, will be a model for forming a community of carbon-neutral housing. We intend to design a context-appropriate home and provide educational opportunities for Richmond residents as well as UC Berkeley students, also allowing researchers to test novel technologies for residential design and systems integration.

Speakers:

  • Brett Webster, MPP, Candidate, Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley
  • Caroline Karmann, PhD candidate, Architecture, UC Berkeley

 

Sharing Sustainability Stories through Student Filmmaking

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
3:20pm – 4:05pm

Student Affairs & Auxiliaries; and Curriculum
Ripening Efforts
General Audience
CSU Fullerton Student Housing, Pine 111

A team of UC Berkeley students share experiences using film, to explore and document the experiential learning activities on and off-campus, in extracurricular and co-curricular activities surrounding food systems and sustainability. Supported by the University of California, Office of the President’s Global Food Initiative, the team produces sophisticated and evocative films that serve as a rallying point for organizations and food systems advocates on the UC Berkeley campus and beyond. This session presents those films, and discusses the greater significance and opportunity in empowering students to document and tell the stories of sustainability efforts on their campus.

Speakers:

  • Jonathan Fong, Filmmaker; Alumnus, UC Berkeley Presentation (Fong, Castro, McAdams)
  • Steven Castro, Undergraduate Student, Film Studies, UC Berkeley
  • Talitha McAdams, Admission Ambassador, College of Environmental Design; Student, Sustainable Environmental Design, College of Environmental Design, UC Berkeley

Leaders in and Tools for Exceptional New Construction Projects
Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
10:15am-11:30am

Green Building New Construction and Renovations; and Energy
Ripening Efforts
Interdisciplinary Talk
Ruby Gerontology Center, Room 13

Best Practice Winner CSU East Bay will speak on their New Construction project, a Core Learning Space The project set forth pursuing LEEDTM v2009 GOLD Certification and will be achieving this by excelling beyond common practice. San Bernardino Community College District will describe a budgeting tool for the construction of new building projects as well as a planning cost tool for ongoing operation and maintenance costs. Best Practice Winner UC Berkeley will present on the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation which is a collaborative, project-based educational space devoted to introducing sustainable design innovation at the center of engineering education and university life.

Moderator:

  • Patti Mitchell, AIA, LEED AP, Associate
    Director-West Zone, Capital Programs,
    UC San Francisco

Speakers:

  • Loralyn Perry, Energy & Utility Manager, Facilities, CSU East Bay  Presentation (Perry)
  • Scott Shackleton, Assistant Dean, Capital Projects & Facilities, College of Engineering, Dean’s Office, UC Berkeley Presentation (Shackleton)
  • Martin Howell, CEM, LEED AP, Associate Energy, Arup Presentation (Howell and Strong)
  • Michael Strong, Vice President, Administrative Services, Crafton Hills College

 

Integrating Campus Distributed Energy Resources: Renewables, Storage, and Microgrids

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
10:15am-11:30am

Energy
Ripening Efforts
Interdisciplinary Talk
Kinesiology and Health Sciences, Room 199

Integrating Distributed Energy Resources like energy storage and renewable generation with a campus microgrid is complex, but can offer operational flexibility to reduce both utility costs and greenhouse gas emissions. In this panel session, UC San Diego and Las Positas College will highlight their evaluation and implementation of advanced energy storage as part of their campus microgrids. In addition, UC Santa Barbara will present on a 5.3 megawatt solar photovoltaic power purchase agreement (PPA) with installations in six locations.  

Moderator:

  • Eric Eberhardt, Associate Director, Energy Services, Energy & Sustainability, UC Office of the President

Speakers:

  • John Dilliott, PE, Associate Director of Energy & Utilities, Facilities Management, UC San Diego
  • Jordan Sager, Program Manager, Utility and Energy Services, UC Santa Barbara Presentation (Sager)
  • Doug Horner, AIA, Director of Facilities and Bond Construction, Chabot-Las Positas Community College District Presentation (Horner)
  • Bruce Rich, PE, LEEDTM AP, CCM (Certified Construction Manager), Area Manager Construction Services, Parsons Brinckerhoff

Monitoring Your Way to Real Savings

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
1:30pm – 2:45pm

Energy
Ripening Efforts
Interdisciplinary Talk
Ruby Gerontology Center, Room 13

Impressive savings are often a side effect of a good MBCx project. UC San Francisco will describe the energy conservation measures, energy modeling, and technical hurdles for a monitoring based commissioning project that reduced electric consumption by about 50% at a large and complex building. UC Santa Barbara will present on their continuous commissioning of a university building conducted by performing an unconventional fault detection process. CSU Dominguez Hills will speak on a duct cleaning project implemented in parallel with a software platform for ongoing system monitoring that has reduced electricity use by 35%, chilled water use by 43% and hot water use by 35%.

Moderator:

  • Loralyn Perry, Energy & Utility Manager, Facilities, CSU East Bay

Speakers:

  • James Hand, CEM, Campus Energy Manager, Infrastructure and Utilities, Facilities Services, UC San Francisco Presentation (Hand, Wheeler)
  • Adam Wheeler, BSE, PE, LEEDTM AP, Principal Commissioning Agent, Commissioning, Sherrill Engineering
  • Kenny Seeton, Energy Manager, Central Plant, CSU Dominquez Hills Presentation (Seeton, Junge)
  • Grace Junge, P.E., LEEDTM AP, Energy Engineer, EnerNOC Inc.
  • Jordan Sager, Program Manager, Utility and Energy Services, UC Santa Barbara
  • Michael V Georgescu, PhD, Director of Research, Research and Development, Ecorithm, Inc.
  • Richard Dewey, Associate Engineer, Building Automation, UC Santa Barbara Presentation (Sager, Georgescu, Dewey)

Green Labs Waste and Energy: Creating a Sustainable Research Environment from Start to Finish

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
1:30pm – 2:45pm

Green Building Operations & Maintenance; and Energy
Ripening Efforts
Interdisciplinary Talk
Titan Student Union, Ontiveros

Laboratory waste and energy usage are important components of campus sustainability that come with particular challenges and thus require special oversight. First, representatives from different campuses, including UC Riverside and UC Davis, will discuss their extensive laboratory equipment metering programs, laboratory waste diversion efforts, and lab waste audits. My Green Labs will provide a statewide perspective on the diversity of ways campuses implement such programs. Then a student team from UCI will present on their program to recycle styrofoam into surfboards in collaboration with a local manufacturer.

Moderator:

  • Kevin Mattson, Sustainable Waste Management Specialist, Facilities Operations, CSU Fullerton

Speakers:

  • Allen Doyle, LEEDTM AP, CEM, Sustainability Manager, Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability, UC Davis Presentation (Doyle, Faugeroux, Paradise)
  • Allison Paradise, Executive Director, My Green Lab
  • Delphine Faugeroux, MS, LEEDTM Green Associate, Green Lab Coordinator, Office of Sustainability, UC Riverside
  • Meagan B. Browning, Facilities Management Sustainability Team; Student, Environmental Science, UC Irvine Presentation (Browning and Kinsolving)
  • Bailey Kinsolving, Facilities Management Sustainability Team; Student, Environmental Science, UC Irvine

 

Social Impact through Sustainable Design

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
1:30pm – 2:45pm

Curriculum and Energy
Ripening Efforts
General Audience
CSU Fullerton Student Housing, Pine 140

This presentation showcases the work of three universities whose integration of sustainable design serves as a main driver in advancing sustainability education with a social mission. CSU East Bay will focus on a course built around the We Share Solar Suitcase whose fundamental principle of technology design involves work benefiting humanity. Chapman’s team approach to the Solar Decathlon 2015 will illustrate principles of teaching and learning about sustainable design. UC Davis will share its course centered on project-based, real-world energy solutions that enable students to gain a deeper knowledge of operations on campus.

Moderator:

  • Rais Ahmad, PhD, PE, Civil Engineering & Applied Mechanics, CSU Northridge

Speakers:

  • Karina Garbesi, Professor, AGES, CSU East Bay Presentation (Garbesi and Helgren)
  • Erik Helgren, PhD, Associate Professor; Chair, Physics, CSU East Bay
  • Gerri McNenny, PhD, Associate Professor, College of Educational Studies, Chapman University Presentation (McNenny, Smoller, Schwartz, and Thai)
  • Fred Smoller, PhD, Associate Professor, Political Science, Chapman University
  • Elaine Schwartz, PhD, Assistant Professor, Chemistry, Chapman University
  • Lotus Thai, Team Co-Leader, Team Orange County, Solar Decathlon 2015; Environmental Science and Policy, Chapman University
  • Joshua Morejohn, Energy Manager, Facilities Management, UC Davis Presentation (Morejohn)

 

 

Best Practice Winners in Lighting Design/Retrofit

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
8:00am – 9:15am

Energy
Ripening Efforts
Interdisciplinary Talk
Titan Student Union, Portola Pavilion A

Best Practice Winner, UC Santa Cruz, will present on the project that aimed to shed light on the areas where the McHenry library needed light. The project team implemented an LED conversion on most fixtures in the building, as well as performed controls upgrades or modifications in select areas based on energy savings estimates revealed by extensive data-logging. Best Practice Winner and host campus CSU Fullerton will speak on the retrofit of 68,000 interior, linear fluorescent lamps with an LED tube retrofit. They will discuss a partnership with Southern California Edison which ultimately led to CSU Fullerton being one of the first customers in the territory to install and receive incentives for an LED tube retrofit.

Moderator:

  • Michael Clemson, Energy Program Manager, Energy & Sustainability, CSU Office of the Chancellor

Speakers:

  • Kyle Mann, MCM, Energy Efficiency Program Manager, Facilities Management, CSU Fullerton
  • Matthew Pagano, Manager, Energy and Utilities, Facilities Management, CSU Fullerton
  • Patrick Testoni, CEM, CMVP, Campus Energy Manager, Physical Plant, UC Santa Cruz Presentation (Testoni and Gilchrist)
  • Sarah Gilchrist, Energy Analyst, Physical Plant, UC Santa Cruz

 

2016 CA Energy Code Changes, a Step Closer to ZNE

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
10:15am – 11:30am

Green Building New Construction and Renovations; Climate Action; and Energy
Ripening Efforts
Interdisciplinary Talk
Titan Student Union, Portola Pavilion A

The 2013 California Energy Code update drastically changed the face of construction and sustainability planning throughout higher education from new construction to retrofits. We’ll update the audience on lessons learned from 2013, steps taken in the 2016 Standards for both Residential and Non-Residential construction, and finally lay out the next steps to Zero Net Energy design envisioned by the State of California.

Speakers:

 

Energy Technology, Management, Buildings and Behaviors to Address Climate Change

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
10:15am – 11:30am

Green Building New Construction and Renovations; Climate Action; Energy
Low Hanging Fruit
Interdisciplinary Talk
Kinesiology and Health Sciences, Room 199

Underlying climate considerations in the built environment is a complex interplay between issues related to climate action, energy, and green building. In this session, three campuses will discuss this interplay. UC Berkeley will discuss a unique approach to manage energy usage, emphasizing usage depending on the time varying carbon footprint of the energy source of the marginal generation unit at the time. UC Davis will address the fundamental role that occupants play in the effective regulation of building energy use. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab will introduce a specific energy management plan, ISO 50001, and the challenges associated with their implementation.

Moderator:

  • Daniel M. Fernandez, PhD, Professor, Division of Science and Environmental Policy, CSU Monterey Bay

Speakers:

  • Joshua Morejohn, Energy Manager, Facilities Management, UC Davis Presentation (Morejohn)
  • Deirdre McShane Carter, PE, Energy and Sustainability Manager, Sustainable Berkeley Lab, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Presentation (Carter and Elliott)
  • John Elliott, Chief Sustainability Officer, Sustainable Berkeley Lab, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Sho Kawano, Student Project Manager, Student Environmental Resource Center, Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute, UC Berkeley; WattTime Presentation (Kawano and Borenstein)
  • Chiel Borenstein, Student Environmental Resource Center, Berkeley Energy and Climate Initiative, UC Berkeley; Operations Fellow, WattTime

 

Developing Policy and Fundraising Mechanisms for Electric Vehicle Charging

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
10:15am – 11:30am

Transportation and Energy
Low Hanging Fruit
Interdisciplinary Talk
Titan Student Union, Alvarado

The rise of electric vehicles comes with many benefits, economically and environmentally. With this increase in electric vehicle ownership come some implications revolving around accessibility and costs of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. This session will bring to light programs and practices to overcome these obstacles. CSU Fullerton has devised a cost-effective solution to meet the demands of EV charging infrastructure on college campuses with limited resources. Additionally, presenters will discuss recent groundbreaking initiatives from the partnership of California Public Utilities Commission and various Investor Owned Utilities (IOUs) to deploy charging stations all across California in a relatively short time span.

Moderator:

  • Ramon Zavala, Supervisor, Sustainable Transportation, Transportation and Distribution Services, UC Irvine

Speakers:

  • Kristen M. Jasko, Interim Director, Parking & Transportation Services, CSU Fullerton
  • Matthew Pagano, Manager, Energy and Utilities, Facilities Management, CSU Fullerton
  • Namrita Nanjappa-Merino, Senior Project Manager, Electric Vehicle Readiness, Southern California Edison
  • Arjun Sarkar, Alternative Fuels Coordinator, UC Santa Barbara

 

Revitalizing Retrofits for Building Operations and Management

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
1:00pm – 2:15pm

Green Building Operations & Maintenance; and Energy
Ripening Efforts
Interdisciplinary Talk
Titan Student Union, Portola Pavilion A

Measuring the success of retrofit projects can often go beyond meeting expected savings. Best Practice Winner Cal Poly will speak on the retrofits of multiple mechanical systems with the goals of maximizing return on investment within the payback criteria of loans, modernizing chilled water pumping systems, and others. Stanford University will share the results of an FSTC partnership to replace outdated equipment and tighten operations as well as the methodology of a fast and low-cost project to upgrade other types of equipment.

Moderator:

  • Austin L. Eriksson, Sustainability Program Manager, Facilities Planning, CSU Northridge

Speakers:

  • Dennis K. Elliot, PE, CEM, Director of Energy, Utilities, and Sustainability, Facilities Management and Development, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • Erica Kudyba, Associate Environmental Engineer, Utility Services, Stanford University Presentation (Kudyba & Young)
  • Richard Young, Director of Education, Workforce Education and Training, PG&E Food Service Technology Center

Innovative Energy Practices within the California Community College System

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
1:00pm – 2:15pm

Green Building Operations & Maintenance; and Energy
Ripening Efforts
General Audience
Titan Student Union, Portola Pavilion C

This session will showcase innovative energy projects currently taking place at three California Community College Districts and how these districts have overcome unique challenges. Projects to be discussed include a campus-wide MBCx project at Butte College, sub-metering and information technology at San Mateo County CCD, and the implementation of a “first-of-its-kind” Integrated Energy Master Plan (IEMP) at Cerritos College. District representatives will share best-practices and how these projects will help shape the future of campus operations, maintenance, planning and campuses as a “living laboratory.” Attendees can expect to leave feeling inspired to pursue similar projects and informed on available funding and resources to assist in their implementation.

Speakers:

  • Fred Diamond, Director of Facilities and Construction, Citrus Community College Presentation (Diamond & Clarke)
  • Steven Clarke, PE, Director, Newcomb Anderson McCormick
  • Hilary Ego, Utility and Sustainability Specialist, Facilities Planning, Maintenance & Operations, San Mateo County Community College District
  • Ken Albright, Lorem ipsum
  • David El Fattal, PhD, Vice President, Business Services, Cerritos College

Systemic Approaches to Substantially Increase Local Food Purchasing

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
10:15am-11:30am

Procurement & Business Services; and Food Systems
Deep Green
General Audience
Titan Student Union, Ontiveros

All dining services have to purchase food, but how can we make it sure that this food is sustainable? This session will introduce innovative practices in local food sourcing. UC Berkeley will speak about their on-campus cafe with a menu comprised of almost entirely locally-sourced ingredients. UC Santa Barbara will share their work in developing a best practice manual for local food sourcing, making it easier to translate these practices to other campuses. Lastly, UC Berkeley will present their efforts to serve “extreme local” dining meals and raise student awareness of individual food choices in relation to broader food systems.

Moderator:

  • Matthew Burke, Lorem ipsum, dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing, elit. Vestibulum quam molestie Vestibulum quam molestie

Speakers:

 

How to Evaluate Food Security in a Statewide University System

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
11:45am – 12:15pm

Food Systems and Social Equity
Deep Green
General Audience
Kinesiology & Health Sciences, Room 199

The prevalence of food insecurity is estimated to be high among university students. The purpose of this presentation is to define food insecurity and how to assess food insecurity among college students. In addition, the challenges and lessons learned in implementing a system-wide assessment of food insecurity among university students will be shared. Assessing food insecurity on college campuses is warranted and essential to informing potential policy and program strategies that can be instituted to ensure food security among all students.

Speakers:

Implementing the CSU Sustainable Food Policy

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
1:30pm – 2:45pm

Procurement & Business Services; Student Affair & Auxiliaries; and Food Systems
Ripening Efforts
Interdisciplinary Talk
Titan Student Union, Portola Pavilion C

The California State University system passed a system-wide sustainable food policy two years ago. This was a monumental step towards supporting alternative food systems that are truly just and sustainable for producers, consumers, communities, and the environment. Since then there has been a gap in resources and institutional support on how to make the vision for 20% sustainable food by 2020 become a reality. Through hearing best practices and group activities, attendees will be set for success and able to create a plan for their specific campus.

Moderator:

  • Nick Salcido, Buyer II, CSU Chancellor’s Office

Speakers:

  • Estefania Narvaez, West Coordinator Field Staff, Real Food Challenge Presentation (Narvaez and Yee)
  • Stephanie Yee, Student Representative, National Steering Committee, Real Food Challenge

 

Diverse Approaches to Addressing Student Food Insecurity

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
1:30pm – 2:45pm

Social Equity and Food Systems
Deep Green
General Audience
Titan Student Union, Alvarado

College and university students encompass a staggering population of food insecure individuals. This session presents various partnerships and programs that are working to address these issues across California. The Food Riders of OCC have created a carbon negative program utilizing bicycles and trailers to bring rescued food to their local nonprofit partners: food pantries. The UC Santa Barbara Edible Campus Program is working to streamline the processes of implementing campus farms to address food insecurity. Lastly, UC San Diego will discuss the impact of their Triton Food Pantry to relieve students experiencing food insecurity on their campus.

Moderator:

  • Ruben E. Canedo, Food Access & Security Committee Co-Chair, University of California System

Speakers:

 

  • Roy F. Duvall, President, Food Riders of OCC; undergraduate student, construction engineering management, Orange Coast College Presentation (Duvall, Gemeinhardt, & Carey)
  • Lukas G Gemeinhardt, President of National Outreach, Food Riders of OCC; Undergraduate Student, Construction Engineering Management, Orange Coast College management, Orange Coast College
  • Mike Carey, LEED AP, Sustainability Coordinator, Orange Coast College
  • Nancy Yang, UC Global Food Initiative Fellow; Student Coordinator, Edible Campus Program; Undergraduate Student, Global Studies, UC Santa Barbara Presentation (Yang)
  • Hayley Weddle, Associated Students Advisor, UC San Diego Presentation (Weddle, Suvonnasupa)
  • Dominick Suvonnasupa, 2015-2016 Associated Students President, UC San Diego

 

Engaging Students in a Sustainable Food System from Harvesting to Preparation

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
4:30pm – 5:45pm

Student Affairs & Auxiliaries; and Food Systems
Low Hanging Fruit
General Audience
Titan Student Union, Alvarado

In today’s modern fast and ready-made food landscape, we are often far removed from the processes of procuring, harvesting and preparing food. This session highlights various projects that engage student populations in more sustainable food practices. UC Los Angeles’ Food Gleaning Project provides a student-to-student model of harvesting and fresh produce procurement. Then, a Global Food Initiative Fellow will speak about their work in engaging larger student populations in sustainable food systems. Lastly, UC Santa Barbara will present their work with demonstration kitchens to involve students in healthy and sustainable food preparation.

Moderator:

  • Marcela Ramirez, 2016-2017 UC Student Regent, UC Riverside

Speakers:

  • John Lazarus, Assistant Director, UCen Dining, UC Santa Barbara Presentation (Lazarus)
  • Jessica Alvarez, UC Global Food Initiative Fellow; Undergraduate, Environmental Studies; Anthropology, UC Santa Barbara Poster (Alvarez)
  • Tyler D. Watson, MPH, PhD Student, UC Los Angeles Fielding School of Public Health Presentation (Watson & Gardner)
  • Savannah Gardner, UC Global Food Initiative Fellow; Undergraduate Student, Environmental Science; Political Science, UC Los Angeles

 

CSU Fullerton Campus & Community Growth through Sustainability

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
8:00am – 9:15am

Curriculum, Local, Social Equity, and Food Systems
Ripening Efforts
Interdisciplinary Talk
Kinesiology and Health Sciences, Room 199

In recent years, California State University, Fullerton has implemented several sustainability related projects that integrate the student, campus, and community realms. First, learn about two components of the campuses’ U-ACRE program: (1) how it provides a faculty-mentored, community-based research experience for undergraduate students and (2) the importance of the flexibility and reflection of the program while working towards its goal of increasing community access to sustainable urban food systems. Next, explore the university’s interdisciplinary Sustainability Projects course, wherein students work in teams with partners from on and off campus to develop solutions to problems in sustainability. These projects exemplify the integration of sustainability at multiple levels within the campus community to create comprehensive growth.

Moderator:

  • Gregory Dyment, Director, Fullerton Arboretum, CSU Fullerton

Speakers:

  • Sara Johnson, Director, U-ACRE; Professor, Anthropology, CSU Fullerton
  • Elizabeth Agredano, Research Fellow, U-ACRE; Student, Anthropology, CSU Fullerton
  • John Bock, PhD, Director, Center for Sustainability; Professor, Anthropology, CSU Fullerton

 

Raising Awareness and Deciphering Certifications for Healthier and more Sustainable Animal Products

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
8:00am – 9:15am

Procurement & Business Services; Food Systems
Ripening Fruit
Interdisciplinary Talk
Titan Student Union, Alvarado

This session will cover various issues related to the topic of animal products in our food systems. CSU Northridge will present their work in bringing awareness to sustainable issues in the seafood industry. UC San Francisco will speak about the benefits of meat and poultry products raised with non-therapeutic antibiotics. A representative from Farm Forward will bring light to many of the nuances between the various animal product certifications in the food industry. Come join us as we delve deep into learning more about what’s really in our food.

Moderator:

  • Eric Pollack, Food & Hospitality Commodity Manager, UC Office of the President

Speakers:

  • Helen Cox, PhD, Director, Institute for Sustainability, CSU Northridge  Presentation (Cox)
  • Dan Henroid, Director, Nutrition and Food Services; Sustainability Officer, UC San Francisco Health
  • Andrew deCoriolis, Director of Strategic Projects and Engagement, Farm Forward Presentation (deCoriolis)

 

Putting Food Scraps to Work; From Composting to Closed Loop Aquaponic Systems

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
1:00pm – 2:15pm

Waste Reduction & Recycling; and Food Systems
Ripening Efforts
General Audience
Titan Student Union, Ontiveros

This session will highlight innovative partnerships and programs designed to divert and recycle food waste on various college campuses. CSU Sacramento has implemented a multi-trophic sustainable closed-loop system to convert bio-waste into useful compost. Additionally, USC will speak about how it has engaged multiple stakeholders in a yearlong compost pilot program in an on-campus apartment. Lastly, CSU East Bay will present on their food waste campaign projects and efforts to reach zero waste in their campus dining commons. Come join us to learn about these unique projects working toward more sustainable food waste practices.

Moderator:

  • Gustavo Plascencia, General Manager, Dining Services, UC Riverside

Speakers:

  • Dudley Burton, Professor Emeritus, Environmental Studies, CSU Sacramento Presentation (Burton, Murphy, and Todd)
  • Brook Murphy, Senior Research Fellow, Environmental Studies, CSU Sacramento
  • Ryan Todd, LEED GA, Sustainability Manager, CSU Sacramento
  • Erin Fabris, MESM, Sustainability Coordinator, Housing, University of Southern California Presentation (Fabris)
  • Hugo Gregoire, Sustainability Ambassador; Zero Waste Team, Sustainability, CSU East Bay Presentation (Gregoire, Meyer, and Buckholz)
  • Debbie Meyer, General Manager, Food Services Housing & Residence Life, Aramark
  • Jillian Buckholz, Director of Sustainability, CSU East Bay

 

The UC Irvine Garden Project: Promoting Sustainable Urban Gardening

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
2:25pm – 3:10pm

Food Systems
Low Hanging Fruit
General Audience
CSU Fullerton Student Housing, Pine 140

This workshop will create a shared understanding of how UC Irvine’s Global Sustainability Resource Center (GSRC) will address this year’s theme of Campus as a Living Lab. Participants will learn about the UCI Global Sustainability Resource Center’s seed-to-plate workshop series, agroecology and “foodscapes” immersion programs in Central America, the UCI Garden Project, Food Action web portal, and the Campus as a Living Lab internship. After, participants will be guided through a discussion to cross pollinate ideas from various campuses about how our institutions can support hands-on student experience of growing food within the context of community building, empowerment, and a social justice framework.

Speakers:

  • Emanuel Preciado, UC Global Food Initiative Fellow; Masters Candidate, Urban Planning, UC Irvine Presentation (Preciado & Maldonado)
  • Fernando Maldonado, Program Director, Student Affairs Global Sustainability Resource Center, UC Irvine

 

Leaders in and Tools for Exceptional New Construction Projects
Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
10:15am-11:30am

Green Building New Construction and Renovations; and Energy
Ripening Efforts
Interdisciplinary Talk
Ruby Gerontology Center, Room 13

Best Practice Winner CSU East Bay will speak on their New Construction project, a Core Learning Space The project set forth pursuing LEEDTM v2009 GOLD Certification and will be achieving this by excelling beyond common practice. San Bernardino Community College District will describe a budgeting tool for the construction of new building projects as well as a planning cost tool for ongoing operation and maintenance costs. Best Practice Winner UC Berkeley will present on the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation which is a collaborative, project-based educational space devoted to introducing sustainable design innovation at the center of engineering education and university life.

Moderator:

  • Patti Mitchell, AIA, LEED AP, Associate
    Director-West Zone, Capital Programs,
    UC San Francisco

Speakers:

  • Loralyn Perry, Energy & Utility Manager, Facilities, CSU East Bay  Presentation (Perry)
  • Scott Shackleton, Assistant Dean, Capital Projects & Facilities, College of Engineering, Dean’s Office, UC Berkeley Presentation (Shackleton)
  • Martin Howell, CEM, LEED AP, Associate Energy, Arup Presentation (Howell and Strong)
  • Michael Strong, Vice President, Administrative Services, Crafton Hills College

 

Getting to the Gold: LEEDTM Lessons Learned

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
4:30pm – 5:45pm

Green Building New Construction & Renovations
Low Hanging Fruit
Interdisciplinary Talk
Ruby Gerontology Center, Room 13

Difficulties in LEEDTM Certification often take resilient thinking. UC Riverside will present on Glen Mor 2, a mixed-use project that pursued LEED New Construction Major Renovation as a Group Application for eight buildings. Glen Mor 2 earned LEED Gold, but getting to the goal was a nightmare. Many lessons were learned and many will be shared. The West Valley Mission Community College District will speak on the Gillmor Center, a LEED Gold facility completed in 2014, which provides a model of sustainable commitment and excellence in sustainable facilities design and operation. The presentation explores the design approach and challenges met along the way.

Moderator:

  • Mark Maxwell, Assistant Director of Construction & Sustainability, Design & Construction, UC Merced

Speakers:

  • Edralin J Maduli, Vice Chancellor District Services, West Valley Mission Community College District Presentation (Maduli & Guerra)
  • Dennis Guerra, Architect, Lionakis
  • John J. Cook, PhD, MBA, LEEDTM AP BD+C, ISSP-CSP, Director of Sustainability, UC Riverside Presentation (Cook)

 

2016 CA Energy Code Changes, a Step Closer to ZNE

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
10:15am – 11:30am

Green Building New Construction and Renovations; Climate Action; and Energy
Ripening Efforts
Interdisciplinary Talk
Titan Student Union, Portola Pavilion A

The 2013 California Energy Code update drastically changed the face of construction and sustainability planning throughout higher education from new construction to retrofits. We’ll update the audience on lessons learned from 2013, steps taken in the 2016 Standards for both Residential and Non-Residential construction, and finally lay out the next steps to Zero Net Energy design envisioned by the State of California.

Speakers:

 

Energy Technology, Management, Buildings and Behaviors to Address Climate Change

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
10:15am – 11:30am

Green Building New Construction and Renovations; Climate Action; Energy
Low Hanging Fruit
Interdisciplinary Talk
Kinesiology and Health Sciences, Room 199

Underlying climate considerations in the built environment is a complex interplay between issues related to climate action, energy, and green building. In this session, three campuses will discuss this interplay. UC Berkeley will discuss a unique approach to manage energy usage, emphasizing usage depending on the time varying carbon footprint of the energy source of the marginal generation unit at the time. UC Davis will address the fundamental role that occupants play in the effective regulation of building energy use. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab will introduce a specific energy management plan, ISO 50001, and the challenges associated with their implementation.

Moderator:

  • Daniel M. Fernandez, PhD, Professor, Division of Science and Environmental Policy, CSU Monterey Bay

Speakers:

  • Joshua Morejohn, Energy Manager, Facilities Management, UC Davis Presentation (Morejohn)
  • Deirdre McShane Carter, PE, Energy and Sustainability Manager, Sustainable Berkeley Lab, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Presentation (Carter and Elliott)
  • John Elliott, Chief Sustainability Officer, Sustainable Berkeley Lab, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Sho Kawano, Student Project Manager, Student Environmental Resource Center, Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute, UC Berkeley; WattTime Presentation (Kawano and Borenstein)
  • Chiel Borenstein, Student Environmental Resource Center, Berkeley Energy and Climate Initiative, UC Berkeley; Operations Fellow, WattTime

 

Tiny House In My Backyard

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
2:25pm – 3:10pm

Green Building New Construction & Renovations; and Curriculum
Deep Green
General Audience
Titan Student Union, Ontiveros

Tiny House in My Backyard (THIMBY) is an interdisciplinary team of UC Berkeley graduate and undergraduate students working together to design and build an affordable, off-grid, 100% solar-powered “tiny” house. This prototype addresses population growth, size, rising cost and carbon footprint of homes. Our design, at the site of the proposed Berkeley Global Campus in Richmond, will be a model for forming a community of carbon-neutral housing. We intend to design a context-appropriate home and provide educational opportunities for Richmond residents as well as UC Berkeley students, also allowing researchers to test novel technologies for residential design and systems integration.

Speakers:

  • Brett Webster, MPP, Candidate, Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley
  • Caroline Karmann, PhD candidate, Architecture, UC Berkeley

Green Labs Waste and Energy: Creating a sustainable Research Environment from Start to Finish

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
1:30pm – 2:45pm

Green Building Operations & Maintenance; and Energy
Ripening Efforts
Interdisciplinary Talk
Titan Student Union, Ontiveros

Laboratory waste and energy usage are important components of campus sustainability that come with particular challenges and thus require special oversight. First, representatives from different campuses, including UC Riverside and UC Davis, will discuss their extensive laboratory equipment metering programs, laboratory waste diversion efforts, and lab waste audits. My Green Labs will provide a statewide perspective on the diversity of ways campuses implement such programs. Then a student team from UCI will present on their program to recycle styrofoam into surfboards in collaboration with a local manufacturer.

Moderator:

  • Kevin Mattson, Sustainable Waste Management Specialist, Facilities Operations, CSU Fullerton

Speakers:

  • Allen Doyle, LEEDTM AP, CEM, Sustainability Manager, Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability, UC Davis Presentation (Doyle, Faugeroux, Paradise)
  • Allison Paradise, Executive Director, My Green Lab
  • Delphine Faugeroux, MS, LEEDTM Green Associate, Green Lab Coordinator, Office of Sustainability, UC Riverside
  • Meagan B. Browning, Facilities Management Sustainability Team; Student, Environmental Science, UC Irvine Presentation (Browning and Kinsolving)
  • Bailey Kinsolving, Facilities Management Sustainability Team; Student, Environmental Science, UC Irvine

 

Addressing LEED Topics Through Learning Lab Curricula

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
10:15am – 11:30am

Green Building Operations & Maintenance; and Curriculum
Ripening Efforts
Interdisciplinary Talk
CSU Fullerton Student Housing, Pine 111

In a session that combines the technicality of green building with the implementation of sustainable curriculum, San Jose State University will present a Living Learning Lab curriculum, incorporated through an art history class that focuses on LEED principles exhibited by the campus library’s green building design. Host campus, CSU Fullerton will speak on an interdisciplinary capstone course to improve student education on sustainability-oriented fields such as STEM and agriculture. UC Merced will round off the session with a talk regarding the Student-Driven LEED Lab Course implemented to educate students as the next generation of sustainability professionals.

Moderator:

  • Donald Strauss, PhD, Chair and Core Faculty, Urban Sustainability Department, Antioch University Los Angeles

Speakers:

  • Peggy Cabrera, MLIS, Associate Librarian Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library, San Jose State University Presentation (Cabrera and Consavari)
  • Elizabeth Carroll Consavari, PhD, Lecturer, Department of Art and Art History, San Jose State University
  • John Bock, PhD, Director, Center for Sustainability; Professor, Anthropology, CSU Fullerton
  • Mark Maxwell, Assistant Director of Construction & Sustainability, Design & Construction, UC Merced Presentation (De Los Santos and Maxwell)
  • Andrew De Los Santos, Undergraduate Student, Facilities Management, UC Merced

 

Revitalizing Retrofits for Building Operations and Management

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
1:00pm – 2:15pm

Green Building Operations & Maintenance; and Energy
Ripening Efforts
Interdisciplinary Talk
Titan Student Union, Portola Pavilion A

Measuring the success of retrofit projects can often go beyond meeting expected savings. Best Practice Winner Cal Poly will speak on the retrofits of multiple mechanical systems with the goals of maximizing return on investment within the payback criteria of loans, modernizing chilled water pumping systems, and others. Stanford University will share the results of an FSTC partnership to replace outdated equipment and tighten operations as well as the methodology of a fast and low-cost project to upgrade other types of equipment.

Moderator:

  • Austin L. Eriksson, Sustainability Program Manager, Facilities Planning, CSU Northridge

Speakers:

  • Dennis K Elliot, PE, CEM, Director of Energy, Utilities, and Sustainability, Facilities Management and Development, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • Erica Kudyba, Associate Environmental Engineer, Utility Services, Stanford University Presentation (Kudyba & Young)
  • Richard Young, Director of Education, Workforce Education and Training, PG&E Food Service Technology Center

 

Innovative Energy Practices within the California Community College System

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
1:00pm – 2:15pm

Green Building Operations & Maintenance; and Energy
Ripening Efforts
General Audience
Titan Student Union, Portola Pavilion C

This session will showcase innovative energy projects currently taking place at three California Community College Districts and how these districts have overcome unique challenges . Projects to be discussed include a campus-wide MBCx project at Butte College, sub-metering and information technology at San Mateo County CCD, and the implementation of a “first-of-its-kind” Integrated Energy Master Plan (IEMP) at Cerritos College. District representatives will share best-practices and how these projects will help shape the future of campus operations, maintenance, planning and campuses as a “living laboratory.” Attendees can expect to leave feeling inspired to pursue similar projects and informed on available funding and resources to assist in their implementation.

Speakers:

  • Fred Diamond, Director of Facilities and Construction, Citrus Community College Presentation (Diamond & Clarke)
  • Steven Clarke, PE, Director, Newcomb Anderson McCormick
  • Hilary Ego, Utility and Sustainability Specialist, Facilities Planning, Maintenance & Operations, San Mateo County Community College District
  • Ken Albright, MBA, CEFP, Director of Facilities Planning and Management, Butte-Glenn Community College
  • David El Fattal, PhD, Vice President, Business Services, Cerritos College

 

The Future of Green Labs

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
3:20pm – 4:05pm

Green Building Operations & Maintenance; and Institutionalizing Sustainability
Ripening Efforts
Specialized Talk
Titan Student Union, Portola Pavilion C

As the momentum for green lab programs builds across the state, the network of stakeholders, knowledge, and solutions for sustainable lab management are rapidly increasing. The time is ripe to bring green labs practitioners together in an interactive session to exchange ideas and build partnerships. Facilitated small group discussions focused around specific topics provide a space for attendees to discuss challenges and share solutions. Topics include lab occupant engagement, student roles, funding and financing, and prolific laboratory waste streams. The session will also provide a space for highlighting institutional barriers and forming a collective voice to challenge the current status quo.

Speaker/Moderator:

  • Rashmi Sahai, Assessments Program Manager, Office of Sustainability

Speakers:

  • Delphine Faugeroux, MS, LEED Green Associate, Green Lab Coordinator, Office of Sustainability, UC Riverside Presentation (Faugeroux, Urmann, Paradise, and Doyle)
  • Lily Urmann, Green Labs Facilitator, Sustainability Office, UC Santa Cruz
  • Allison Paradise, Executive Director, My Green Lab
  • Allen Doyle, LEED AP, CEM, Sustainability Manager, Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability, UC Davis

Health, Well-Being, & Sustainability: A Discussion for Inspired Action

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
2:25pm – 3:10pm

Health & Wellness
Low Hanging Fruit
General Audience
CSU Fullerton Student Housing, Pine 111

Efforts for sustainability intersect with efforts to improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities. The built environment, community design, improvements in food quality and security, transportation systems, and more, can significantly impact health & easy access to health promoting options in a community. This session is a facilitated forum to discuss the intersection of health & well-being and sustainability on college campuses. We will explore this intersection and generate ideas for projects and interdepartmental collaborations designed for the specific purpose of improving the health & well-being of individuals and communities through efforts for sustainability.

Speakers:

  • Sharleen O’Brien, PsyD, Director of Health & Wellness, UC Santa Barbara

Planning Sustainability Across Campus and Community

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
10:15am-11:30am

Institutionalizing Sustainability
Ripening Efforts
Interdisciplinary Talk
Titan Student Union, Portola Pavilion C

Incorporating sustainability data into plans of action, CSU Northridge will present a talk on the Campus-Community Climate Leadership Task Force that discusses the methods for addressing climate action goals on campus and identifying opportunity for collaborative action with the local community. CSU Chico and CSU Fullerton will present respectively on the campus’s collaboration with Lucid on campus living lab programs and procedure for improving real campus sustainability information, and for integrating that information into material for academic discussion.

Moderator:

  • Holli Fajack, Sustainability Coordinator, CSU Long Beach

Speakers:

  • Megan Moscol, Sustainability Programs Manager, Facilities Management, CSU Fullerton
  • Fletcher Alexander, Sustainability Programs Manager, Institute for Sustainable Development, CSU Chico
  • Cole Schoolland, Account Executive, Higher Education Business Group, Lucid
  • Mechelle Best, PhD, Interim Department Chair, Recreation and Tourism Management, CSU Northridge
  • Helen Cox, PhD, Director, Institute for Sustainability, CSU Northridge Presentation (Best, Cox)

Green Fund Campaigns: Starting or Renewing Your Sustainability Grant Fund

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
11:45am – 12:15pm

Institutionalizing Sustainability
Deep Green
Interdisciplinary Talk
Titan Student Union, Portola Pavilion C

UC Davis and UC Berkeley, will share their experience on their most recent green fund campaigns. UC Davis will discuss their success on the development, creation, and passing of a $3 fee for The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF), as well as lessons learned from their campaign. After nine years of running a successful green fund program, UC Berkeley will present on their campaign to renew the preexisting TGIF. Specific topics include: assessing the need for green funds; how to start or renew a green fund on a large campus; how to gather support and resources for campaigning; pros and cons associated with starting from scratch vs. renewing.

Speakers:

  • Brian Gialketsis, Program Associate, Student Affairs, The Green Initiative Fund, UC Berkeley
  • Shaina K Forsman, Waste Reduction Coordinator, Dining Services, UC Davis

 

STARS 2.0 to 2.1

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
3:00pm – 3:30pm

Institutionalizing Sustainability
Ripening Efforts
Interdisciplinary Talk
Titan Student Union, Portola Pavilion A

Colleges and universities nationwide report to the Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) to rate their sustainability. Two speakers from UCSB’s STARS team will present on the changes between STARS 2.0 and the newest version, STARS 2.1. We have taken a comprehensive assessment of the new criteria and standards laid out in STARS 2.1 and will present on our experience collecting data, the key differences between the new and old versions, and what campuses can expect as they start preparing to report under STARS 2.1.

Speakers:

  • Mo Lovegreen, Director, Campus Sustainability, Department of Geography, UC Santa Barbara Presentation (Lovegreen, Chadha)
  • Jogreet Chadha, STARS Assessment Coordinator; Undergraduate Student, Environmental Studies, UC Santa Barbara

 

Building Bridges – Environmental and Social Aspects of Sustainability

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
4:30pm – 5:45pm

Institutionalizing Sustainability
Ripening Efforts
Interdisciplinary Talk
Titan Student Union, Portola Pavilion C

It is common for both sustainability and diversity to embody elements of institutional change and organizational development. Over the past year, CSU East Bay and CSU Monterey Bay have initiated discussions regarding the deliberate coordination and support of both the environmental and social/diversity aspects of sustainability. Recently, this discussion has expanded into the California State University (CSU) system. In January 2016, sustainability officers (SOs) and diversity officers (DOs) met separately to discuss common language, identify collaboration areas, and brainstorm next steps to continue the conversation. One result of these discussions was the need for a guided conversation to identify how SOs and DOs can identify deliberate actions to support one another. A facilitated workshop, specific to CSU SOs and DOs, is being planned. This session will highlight efforts to bridge diversity and sustainability at two CSU campuses and at the system-wide level.

Speakers:

  • Jillian Buckholz, Director of Sustainability, CSU East Bay
  • Lacey Raak, Sustainability Director, CSU Monterey Bay Presentation (Buckholtz, Raak, Woods, and Hiramoto)
  • Dianne Woods, University Diversity Officer, CSU East Bay
  • Patti Hiramoto, EdD, Associate Vice President of Inclusive Excellence, Office of Inclusive Excellence, CSU Monterey Bay

 

Institutionalizing Sustainability with Innovative Student Engagement Approaches

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
8:00am – 9:15am

Institutionalizing Sustainability
Ripening Efforts
Interdisciplinary Talk
CSU Fullerton Student Housing, Pine 111

Three campuses will share innovative approaches for engaging students in advancing sustainability at their institutions. UC Santa Barbara implements their Program for the Assessment and Certification of the Environment and Sustainability (PACES), a student group that conducts Green Office assessments for university departments, recently the Sedgwick Reserve. San Mateo County Community College District utilizes a collaborative approach for training emerging professionals through their Fellowship in Community College Sustainability (FiCCS). Students at CSU East Bay are taking the lead to complete the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) and Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS).

Moderator:

  • Evelyn Young Spath, Executive Assistant to the President, CSU Bakersfield

Speakers:

  • Ashley Stewart, Green Office Certification Coordinator, PACES (Program for the Assessment and Certification for the Environment and Sustainability); Undergraduate Student, Political Science, UC Santa Barbara Presentation (Stewart)
  • Gwen Alldredge, Energy and Environmental Associate, San Mateo County Community College District Presentation (Alldredge and Liebman)
  • David Liebman, Energy & Sustainability Coordinator, Santa Rosa Junior College
  • Stephen Miller, Deputy Director, Higher Education, Strategic Energy Innovations
  • Jennifer Scarbrough, Sustainability Ambassador, Office of Sustainability, CSU East Bay Presentation (Scarbrough and Gamber)
  • Teresa Gamber, Sustainability Ambassador, Office of Sustainability, CSU East Bay

 

Utilizing Communication for Strengthening Campus Sustainability

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
10:15am – 11:30am

Institutionalizing Sustainability
Ripening Efforts
General Audience
Titan Student Union, Ontiveros

Focusing on communication as a critical aspect of institutionalizing sustainability, UC Davis will present on the campus’s energy story website that broadens access to energy use data and provides educational content to viewers. Santa Clara University will present on the campus’s Center for Sustainability’s methods for communicating and educating by sharing examples of marketing strategies that support a campus culture of sustainability. UC Merced will present a talk on the campus’s commitment to sustainable literacy through community partnerships and focus on sustainability based projects.

Moderator:

  • Mo Lovegreen, Director, Campus Sustainability, Department of Geography, UC Santa Barbara

Speakers:

  • David Trombly, PhD, Engineer/Data Scientist, Facilities Management – Utilities, UC Davis
  • Elena Thomsen, EIT, Engineer/Data Scientist, Facilities Management – Utilities, UC Davis
  • Cara K. Uy, Sustainability Coordinator, Center for Sustainability, Santa Clara University Presentation (Uy)
  • Hoaithi Dang, Global Food Initiative Ambassador, Office of Sustainability, UC Merced
  • Adriana Gomez, UC Merced Carbon Neutrality Fellow, Office of Sustainability, UC Merced Carbon Neutrality Initiative
  • Gabriel Martinez Morabe, UC Merced Carbon Neutrality Fellow, Office of Sustainability, UC Merced Carbon Neutrality Initiative

 

Tactical Sustainability: Implementing Programs to Build Momentum and Engage Campus Stakeholders

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
1:00pm – 2:15pm

Institutionalizing Sustainability
Ripening Efforts
Interdisciplinary Talk
Kinesiology and Health Sciences, Room 199

Whether your campus is starting a sustainability program or looking to build on previous successes, this session will provide specific tactical action items you can adapt and employ at your campus. Presentations will focus on proven ways to address challenges associated with funding, building coalitions, developing key performance indicators, strategic planning, program marketing and more.

Moderator:

  • John Onderdonk, MESM, LEEDTM AP BD+C, Director, Sustainability Programs, California Institute of Technology

Speakers:

  • Riley Smith, MA Sustainability, Sustainability Coordinator, Student Life, Saint Mary’s College Presentation (Smith)
  • Ann McCormick, PE, LEED AP, Principal , Newcomb Anderson McCormick Presentation (McCormick and Aramayo)
  • Daniela Aramayo, Project Manager, Newcomb Anderson McCormick
  • Carli Yoro, Green Department Associate, Office of Sustainability and Energy, UC Berkeley Presentation (Yoro)

 

Campus Carbon and Nitrogen Footprint Data: Making Meaning, Making Progress

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
2:25pm – 3:10pm

Institutionalizing Sustainability
Ripening Efforts
Interdisciplinary Talk
Titan Student Union, Portola Pavilion C

Carbon pollution is not the only type of pollution for which campuses are responsible; nitrogen pollution is also a growing issue. The Carbon Management and Analysis Platform, stewarded by the University of New Hampshire, offers standardized methodologies for tracking campus carbon and nitrogen footprints and for analyzing possible reduction strategies. UNH is looking at how to use campus sustainability metrics to make decisions, communicate opportunities and engage key stakeholders. This session will be a facilitated brainstorming and visioning session for sharing input on how CMAP can be of more value to campuses, and to the sector as a whole.

Speakers:

  • Jennifer Andrews, Project Director, Sustainability Institute, University of New Hampshire

The Future of Green Labs

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
3:20pm – 4:05pm

Green Building Operations & Maintenance; and Institutionalizing Sustainability
Ripening Efforts
Specialized Talk
Titan Student Union, Portola Pavilion C

As the momentum for green lab programs builds across the state, the network of stakeholders, knowledge, and solutions for sustainable lab management are rapidly increasing. The time is ripe to bring green labs practitioners together in an interactive session to exchange ideas and build partnerships. Facilitated small group discussions focused around specific topics provide a space for attendees to discuss challenges and share solutions. Topics include lab occupant engagement, student roles, funding and financing, and prolific laboratory waste streams. The session will also provide a space for highlighting institutional barriers and forming a collective voice to challenge the current status quo.

Speaker/Moderator:

  • Rashmi Sahai, Assessments Program Manager, Office of Sustainability

Speakers:

  • Delphine Faugeroux, MS, LEED Green Associate, Green Lab Coordinator, Office of Sustainability, UC Riverside Presentation (Faugeroux, Urmann, Paradise, and Doyle)
  • Lily Urmann, Green Labs Facilitator, Sustainability Office, UC Santa Cruz
  • Allison Paradise, Executive Director, My Green Lab
  • Allen Doyle, LEED AP, CEM, Sustainability Manager, Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability, UC Davis

 

Vision Carbon Neutral: Learning from Collaborative Planning on UC Campuses

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
3:20pm – 4:05pm

Institutionalizing Sustainability; Climate Action
Deep Green
Interdisciplinary Talk
Titan Student Union, Ontiveros

Announced by President Napolitano in November 2013, the Carbon Neutrality Initiative commits UC to emitting net zero greenhouse gases from its buildings and fleet vehicles by 2025. Part of the strategic planning effort for this initiative included facilitator led meetings with broad stakeholder groups to build a vision for a carbon neutral campus that can be used to guide planning and action towards meeting the 2025 goal. This session will discuss the lessons learned from this process and the next steps of UC’s carbon neutrality planning efforts from a systemwide perspective as well as from the Berkeley campus experience.

Speakers:

  • Kira Stoll, AICP, LEED Green Associate, Sustainability Manager, Office of Sustainability and Energy, UC Berkeley
  • Janika McFeely, Sustainability Specialist, Energy and Sustainability, UC Office of the President

Moving Towards Sustainable Transportation on Orange County Campuses

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
4:30pm – 5:45pm

Transportation and Local
Ripening Efforts
General Audience
CSU Fullerton Student Housing, Pine 111

Transportation is one of the most pressing sustainability issues facing Orange County, and the region’s campuses have been rising to meet the challenge. At CSU Fullerton, what was traditionally a commuter campus, prospective employees are now introduced to a robust transportation benefits program as part of the recruitment process, and new hires are offered personal commute planning assistance before their first day on campus. Next, Chapman University’s temporary restriction of parking lots due to construction resulted in the campus adapting to create a comprehensive alternative transportation plan. UC Irvine has also addressed campus transportation through the hosting of three bi-annual bike festivals to promote education on biking and transportation to the campus and surrounding community.

Moderator:

  • Kristen M. Jasko, Interim Director, Parking & Transportation Services, CSU Fullerton

Speakers:

  • Elissa Thomas, Transportation Analyst, Parking & Transportation Services, CSU Fullerton Presentation (Thomas)
  • Mackenzie Hope Crigger, MBA, LEEDTM GA, Energy and Sustainability Manager, Facilities Management, Chapman University Presentation (Crigger)
  • Ramon Zavala, Supervisor, Sustainable Transportation, Transportation and Distribution Services, UC Irvine Presentation (Zavala, Hernandez)
  • Carolyn Hernandez, LEEDTM Green Associate, LCI #4703, Bicycle & Transportation Coordinator, Transportation and Distribution Services, UC Irvine

 

CSUF Campus & Community Growth through Sustainability

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
8:00am – 9:15am

Curriculum, Local, Social Equity, and Food Systems
Ripening Efforts
Interdisciplinary Talk
Kinesiology and Health Sciences, Room 199

In recent years, California State University, Fullerton has implemented several sustainability related projects that integrate the student, campus, and community realms. First, learn about two components of the campuses’ U-ACRE program: (1) how it provides a faculty-mentored, community-based research experience for undergraduate students and (2) the importance of the flexibility and reflection of the program while working towards its goal of increasing community access to sustainable urban food systems. Next, explore the university’s interdisciplinary Sustainability Projects course, wherein students work in teams with partners from on and off campus to develop solutions to problems in sustainability. These projects exemplify the integration of sustainability at multiple levels within the campus community to create comprehensive growth.

Moderator:

  • Gregory Dyment, Director, Fullerton Arboretum, CSU Fullerton

Speakers:

  • Sara Johnson, Director, U-ACRE; Professor, Anthropology, CSU Fullerton
  • Elizabeth Agredano, Research Fellow, U-ACRE; Student, Anthropology, CSU Fullerton
  • John Bock, PhD, Director, Center for Sustainability; Professor, Anthropology, CSU Fullerton

Systemic Approaches to Substantially Increase Local Food Purchasing

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
10:15am-11:30am

Procurement & Business Services; and Food Systems
Deep Green
General Audience
Titan Student Union, Ontiveros

All dining services have to purchase food, but how can we make it sure that this food is sustainable? This session will introduce innovative practices in local food sourcing. UC Berkeley will speak about their on-campus cafe with a menu comprised of almost entirely locally-sourced ingredients. UC Santa Barbara will share their work in developing a best practice manual for local food sourcing, making it easier to translate these practices to other campuses. Lastly, UC Berkeley will present their efforts to serve “extreme local” dining meals and raise student awareness of individual food choices in relation to broader food systems.

Moderator:

  • Matthew Burke, CPSM, Procurement Supervisor of Food and MRO Commodities, Procurement Services, UC Riverside

Speakers:

 

Demand is Driving Growth in US Forestlands

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
11:45am – 12:15pm

Procurement & Business Services
Ripening Fruit
General Audience
CSU Fullerton Student Housing, Pine 140

This presentation addresses key misconceptions around the growth of US Forestland, Responsible Forestry and the history of our use of forestland since the 1700s. The concept of “saving trees,” which makes sense on a global scale, is actually contrary to the facts in the US. While people should recycle and not waste paper, they should understand that using wood fiber helps create a marketplace for small family landowners to focus on growing forestland. The demand for wood drives landowners to convert crops like cotton and tobacco back to forestland, bringing millions of acres of more carbon-storing and oxygen-creating trees. This educational message is important because of misconceptions around the use of wood-based fiber and the perceived need to eliminate or drastically reduce the use of wood fiber.

Speakers:

Implementing the CSU Sustainable Food Policy

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
1:30pm – 2:45pm

Procurement & Business Services; Student Affair & Auxiliaries; and Food Systems
Ripening Efforts
Interdisciplinary Talk
Titan Student Union, Portola Pavilion C

The California State University system passed a system-wide sustainable food policy two years ago. This was a monumental step towards supporting alternative food systems that are truly just and sustainable for producers, consumers, communities, and the environment. Since then there has been a gap in resources and institutional support on how to make the vision for 20% sustainable food by 2020 become a reality. Through hearing best practices and group activities, attendees will be set for success and able to create a plan for their specific campus.

Moderator:

  • Nick Salcido, Buyer II, CSU Chancellor’s Office

Speakers:

  • Estefania Narvaez, West Coordinator Field Staff, Real Food Challenge Presentation (Narvaez and Yee)
  • Stephanie Yee, Student Representative, National Steering Committee, Real Food Challenge

 

Food Security on Campus and Abroad Through Coffee

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
3:00pm – 3:30pm

Procurement & Business Services; and Food Systems
Ripening Efforts
General Audience
Titan Student Union, Portola Pavilion C

UC San Diego’s Triton Blend coffee is a triple-impact coffee benefiting farmers, students and the environment. The partnership between UCSD HDH, UCSD Health and ecoGrounds coffee is expected to generate over $9000 in annual premiums, with $7000 directed to Las Capucas, Honduras, and $2000 toward the Triton Student Food Pantry. To further engage awareness of food insecurity and the environmental and social impact of the world’s most traded agricultural product, the partnership includes a Student Brand Ambassador program, which is an internship within ecoGrounds marketing department.

Moderator:

  • Matthew Burke, CPSM, Procurement Analyst IV, Procurement Services, UC Riverside

Speakers:

  • Krista Mays, Sustainability Coordinator, Housing Dining Hospitality, UC San Diego Presentation (Mays & Benedicto)
  • Katrina Benedicto, Key Accounts Manager, ecoGrounds

 

Energy & Water Efficiencies Through Smart Laboratory Equipment Purchasing

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
4:30pm – 5:45pm

Procurement & Business Services
Ripening Fruit
Interdisciplinary Talk
CSU Fullerton Student Housing, Pine 140

Scientific laboratory equipment is necessary for the advancement and engagement of research on college campuses. However, laboratory equipment can be incredibly inefficient in their energy and water usage. This session will cover procurement strategies to improve energy efficiency through purchasing at the scale of individual researcher, campus guidance and rebates, and system-wide strategic contracts and tracking. It will cover specific projects on laboratory freezers, incubators, single pass cooling and various incentive programs.

Moderator:

  • Mo Lovegreen, Director, Campus Sustainability, Department of Geography, UC Santa Barbara

Speakers:

  • Allen Doyle, LEEDTM AP, CEM, Sustainability Manager, Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability, UC Davis Presentation (Doyle, Vergara)
  • Valerie Vergara, CPSM, Life Science Category Manager, Procurement Services , UC Office of the President
  • Daniel Charette, Lab Assessment Coordinator, LabRATS; Undergraduate Student, Pharmacology, UC Santa Barbara Presentation (Charette)
  • Delphine Faugeroux, MS, LEEDTM Green Associate, Green Lab Coordinator, Office of Sustainability, UC Riverside Presentation (Faugeroux, Getty)
  • Amorette Getty, PhD, LabRATS Co-Director, Sustainability, UC Santa Barbara

 

Raising Awareness and Deciphering Certifications for Healthier and more Sustainable Animal Products

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
8:00am – 9:15am

Procurement & Business Services; Food Systems
Ripening Fruit
Interdisciplinary Talk
Titan Student Union, Alvarado

This session will cover various issues related to the topic of animal products in our food systems. CSU Northridge will present their work in bringing awareness to sustainable issues in the seafood industry. UC San Francisco will speak about the benefits of meat and poultry products raised with non-therapeutic antibiotics. A representative from Farm Forward will bring light to many of the nuances between the various animal product certifications in the food industry. Come join us as we delve deep into learning more about what’s really in our food.

Moderator:

  • Eric Pollack, Food & Hospitality Commodity Manager, UC Office of the President

Speakers:

  • Helen Cox, PhD, Director, Institute for Sustainability, CSU Northridge Presentation (Cox)
  • Dan Henroid, Director, Nutrition and Food Services; Sustainability Officer, UC San Francisco Health
  • Andrew deCoriolis, Director of Strategic Projects and Engagement, Farm Forward Presentation (deCoriolis)

 

Industry Strategies for Food System Change

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
10:15am – 11:30am

Procurement & Business Services; Social Equity
Ripening Efforts
General Audience
Titan Student Union, Portola Pavilion C

Achieving monumental change in the food system requires designing strategies specific to the different sectors of the food industry. In Real Food Challenge students have partnered with ranchers, fishers, processing plant workers, farmers, and good food advocates to imagine the gradual victories we need to achieve to transform the food industry. Students and youth, professionals and advocates all play a role in this fight as solidarity, research, policy implementation, and mobilization are key to push against barriers. Learn about the roles we can play and the strategies we can pursue to transform our food system one industry at a time.

Moderator:

  • Nick Salcido, Buyer II, CSU Chancellor’s Office

Speakers:

  • Estefania Narvaez, West Coordinator Field Staff, Real Food Challenge Presentation (Narvaez and Yee)
  • Stephanie Yee, Student Representative, National Steering Committee, Real Food Challenge

 

A Collaborative Approach to Supplier Sustainability Scorecards

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
1:00pm – 2:15pm

Procurement & Business Services
Deep Green
General Audience
CSU Fullerton Student Housing, Pine 140

UC San Diego launched a pilot to evaluate the environmental impacts of its suppliers, which focused on high volume life science suppliers, assessing their environmental policies and practices. UCSD utilized a shared supply chain sustainability platform to solicit and analyze supplier information. Through the platform, suppliers gauge their performance against one another and use this information to drive decision-making behind environmental policies. Following UCSD’s pilot success, UC Santa Cruz launched their own supplier sustainability scorecard, building upon UC San Diego’s work. In this session, UCSD and UCSC will share their experiences in the pilots and collaborative work.

Moderator:

  • Lesley Clark, Commodity Manager, Procurement Services, Professional Services/IT COE, UC Office of the President

Speakers:

  • William Watson, Procurement Services Sustainability Intern; Climate and Energy Analyst Intern, Procurement Services, UC, Santa Cruz Presentation (Watson, Ta, Nieblas)
  • Gayle Ta, MBA, PMP, Assistant Director, Integrated Procure-to-Pay Solutions, Business and Analytics, UC San Diego
  • Nancy Nieblas, Strategic Sourcing, Associate Procurement Services, UC Santa Cruz

How to Evaluate Food Security in a Statewide University System

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
11:45am – 12:15pm

Food Systems and Social Equity
Deep Green
General Audience
Kinesiology & Health Sciences, Room 199

The prevalence of food insecurity is estimated to be high among university students. The purpose of this presentation is to define food insecurity and how to assess food insecurity among college students. In addition, the challenges and lessons learned in implementing a system-wide assessment of food insecurity among university students will be shared. Assessing food insecurity on college campuses is warranted and essential to informing potential policy and program strategies that can be instituted to ensure food security among all students.

Speakers:

 

Diverse Approaches to Addressing Student Food Insecurity

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
1:30pm – 2:45pm

Social Equity and Food Systems
Deep Green
General Audience
Titan Student Union, Alvarado

College and university students encompass a staggering population of food insecure individuals. This session presents various partnerships and programs that are working to address these issues across California. The Food Riders of OCC have created a carbon negative program utilizing bicycles and trailers to bring rescued food to their local nonprofit partners: food pantries. The UC Santa Barbara Edible Campus Program is working to streamline the processes of implementing campus farms to address food insecurity. Lastly, UC San Diego will discuss the impact of their Triton Food Pantry to relieve students experiencing food insecurity on their campus.

Moderator:

  • Ruben E. Canedo Sanchez, Food Access & Security Committee Co-Chair, University of California System

Speakers:

  • Roy F. Duvall, President, Food Riders of OCC; undergraduate student, construction engineering management, Orange Coast College Presentation (Duvall, Gemeinhardt, & Carey)
  • Lukas G Gemeinhardt, President of National Outreach, Food Riders of OCC; Undergraduate Student, Construction Engineering Management, Orange Coast College management, Orange Coast College
  • Mike Carey, LEED AP, Sustainability Coordinator, Orange Coast College

 

  • Nancy Yang, UC Global Food Initiative Fellow; Student Coordinator, Edible Campus Program; Undergraduate Student, Global Studies, UC Santa Barbara Presentation (Yang)
  • Hayley Weddle, Associated Students Advisor, UC San Diego Presentation (Weddle, Suvonnasupa)
  • Dominick Suvonnasupa, 2015-2016 Associated Students President, UC San Diego

 

CSUF Campus & Community Growth through Sustainability

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
8:00am – 9:15am

Curriculum, Local, Social Equity, and Food Systems
Ripening Efforts
Interdisciplinary Talk
Kinesiology and Health Sciences, Room 199

In recent years, California State University, Fullerton has implemented several sustainability related projects that integrate the student, campus, and community realms. First, learn about two components of the campuses’ U-ACRE program: (1) how it provides a faculty-mentored, community-based research experience for undergraduate students and (2) the importance of the flexibility and reflection of the program while working towards its goal of increasing community access to sustainable urban food systems. Next, explore the university’s interdisciplinary Sustainability Projects course, wherein students work in teams with partners from on and off campus to develop solutions to problems in sustainability. These projects exemplify the integration of sustainability at multiple levels within the campus community to create comprehensive growth.

Moderator:

  • Gregory Dyment, Director, Fullerton Arboretum, CSU Fullerton

Speakers:

  • Sara Johnson, Director, U-ACRE; Professor, Anthropology, CSU Fullerton
  • Elizabeth Agredano, Research Fellow, U-ACRE; Student, Anthropology, CSU Fullerton
  • John Bock, PhD, Director, Center for Sustainability; Professor, Anthropology, CSU Fullerton

 

Industry Strategies for Food System Change

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
10:15am – 11:30am

Procurement & Business Services; Social Equity
Ripening Efforts
General Audience
Titan Student Union, Portola Pavilion C

Achieving monumental change in the food system requires designing strategies specific to the different sectors of the food industry. In Real Food Challenge students have partnered with ranchers, fishers, processing plant workers, farmers, and good food advocates to imagine the gradual victories we need to achieve to transform the food industry. Students and youth, professionals and advocates all play a role in this fight as solidarity, research, policy implementation, and mobilization are key to push against barriers. Learn about the roles we can play and the strategies we can pursue to transform our food system one industry at a time.

Moderator:

  • Nick Salcido, Buyer II, CSU Chancellor’s Office

Speakers:

  • Estefania Narvaez, West Coordinator Field Staff, Real Food Challenge Presentation (Narvaez and Yee)
  • Stephanie Yee, Student Representative, National Steering Committee, Real Food Challenge

 

Learning Sustainability Through Social Justice Curriculum

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
1:00pm – 2:15pm

Curriculum and Social Equity
Ripening Efforts
General Audience
Titan Student Union, Alvarado

In a session that identifies socially responsible academic programs, CSU Chico will present a talk regarding the Sustainability Pathway curriculum that focuses on societal issues related to sustainability themes and environmental justice. Skyline College and Climate Corps Bay Area will partner together to present on The Sustainability Blitz, highlighting collaboration between community college faculty and sustainability education. Antioch University will present on a capstone project that focuses on bicycle justice as part of a master’s program in urban sustainability.

Moderator:

  • Stuart Cooley, Professor, Renewable Energies, Sustainable Technology Program, Santa Monica College

Speakers:

  • Colleen Hatfield, PhD, Rawlins Professor in Environmental Literacy, Biological Sciences, CSU Chico Presentation (Hatfield)
  • Stephen Miller, Deputy Director, Higher Education, Strategic Energy Innovations Presentation (Miller, Antilla-Suarez, and Callow)
  • Carina Anttila-Suarez, PhD, Professor, Biology, Skyline College
  • Allison Callow, Sustainability Coordinator, Science, Math, and Technology, Skyline College
  • Donald Strauss, PhD, Chair and Core Faculty, Urban Sustainability Department, Antioch University Los Angeles 
  • Adonia E. Lugo, Anthropologist, Bicicultures

Incorporating Sustainability into Campus Culture

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
10:15am-11:30am

Student Affairs & Auxiliaries
Low Hanging Fruit
General Audience
CSU Fullerton Student Housing, Pine 140

Portraying a focus on incorporating sustainability into campus culture, Best Practice Winners from UC Riverside will address the position of a sustainability liaison to breach the gap between the campus Office of Sustainability and the Graduate Student Association. Best Practice Winners from CSU Northridge will present on the implementation of the Sustainable Office Program that works across the campus with individual departments to improve the sustainability of practices and procedures. UC Irvine will present on the cultivation of behavior change through student housing to build sustainability discussion among professional staff and an overall culture of sustainability on campus.

Moderator:

  • Eric Heng, Assistant Director, Student Services, UC Office of the President 

Speakers:

  • S. Drew Story, UC Carbon Neutrality Initiative Fellow; PhD Candidate, Chemical & Environmental Engineering, UC Riverside
  • Holly Mayton, UC Global Food Initiative Ambassador; PhD Candidate, Chemical and Environmental Engineering, UC Riverside
  • Carlos Chavez-Iglesias, Student Lead, Sustainable Office Program; Undergraduate Student, Business, CSU Northridge Presentation (Chavez & Delgado)
  • Sanda Delgado, Assessor, Sustainable Office Program; Undergraduate Student, Biochemistry, CSU Northridge
  • Rachel Harvey, PhD, Sustainability Program Manager, Student Housing, UC Irvine Presentation (Harvey)

Implementing the CSU Sustainable Food Policy

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
1:30pm – 2:45pm

Procurement & Business Services; Student Affair & Auxiliaries; and Food Systems
Ripening Efforts
Interdisciplinary Talk
Titan Student Union, Portola Pavilion C

The California State University system passed a system-wide sustainable food policy two years ago. This was a monumental step towards supporting alternative food systems that are truly just and sustainable for producers, consumers, communities, and the environment. Since then there has been a gap in resources and institutional support on how to make the vision for 20% sustainable food by 2020 become a reality. Through hearing best practices and group activities, attendees will be set for success and able to create a plan for their specific campus.

Moderator:

  • Nick Salcido, Buyer II, CSU Chancellor’s Office

Speakers:

  • Estefania Narvaez, West Coordinator Field Staff, Real Food Challenge Presentation (Narvaez and Yee)
  • Stephanie Yee, Student Representative, National Steering Committee, Real Food Challenge

 

When Free Stuff Leads to Less Stuff: Campus Reuse Depot

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
3:00pm – 3:30pm

Waste Reduction & Recycling; and Student Affairs & Auxiliaries
Ripening Efforts
General Audience
CSU Fullerton Student Housing, Pine 111

This presentation will cover the creation, evolution, and success to date of an on-campus Reuse Depot at Mills College that has continually operated for the past few years. The Reuse Depot is a primarily student-run space where Mills community members can donate gently used items, and others can “shop” for them for free. The presentation will focus on how this initiative offers a unique opportunity to cultivate a campus culture of conscious consumerism and community, and engage a broader audience in socio-economic and environmental sustainability. There will also be discussion of community partnerships for redistributing donations, methods for measuring impact, and successful viral marketing strategies.

Moderator:

  • Morgan King, Sustainability & Waste Coordinator, Facilities Management, Humboldt State University

Speakers:

 

Engaging Students in a Sustainable Food System from Harvesting to Preparation

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
4:30pm – 5:45pm

Student Affairs & Auxiliaries; and Food Systems
Low Hanging Fruit
General Audience
Titan Student Union, Alvarado

In today’s modern fast and ready-made food landscape, we are often far removed from the processes of procuring, harvesting and preparing food. This session highlights various projects that engage student populations in more sustainable food practices. UC Los Angeles’ Food Gleaning Project provides a student-to-student model of harvesting and fresh produce procurement. Then, a Global Food Initiative Fellow will speak about their work in engaging larger student populations in sustainable food systems. Lastly, UC Santa Barbara will present their work with demonstration kitchens to involve students in healthy and sustainable food preparation.

Moderator:

  • Marcela Ramirez, 2016-2017 UC Student Regent, UC Riverside

Speakers:

  • John Lazarus, Assistant Director, UCen Dining, UC Santa Barbara Presentation (Lazarus)
  • Jessica Alvarez, UC Global Food Initiative Fellow; Undergraduate, Environmental Studies; Anthropology, UC Santa Barbara
  • Tyler D. Watson, MPH, PhD Student, UC Los Angeles Fielding School of Public Health Presentation (Watson & Gardner)
  • Savannah Gardner, UC Global Food Initiative Fellow; Undergraduate Student, Environmental Science; Political Science, UC Los Angeles

 

Approaching Sustainability Through Curricular and Co-Curricular Implementations

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
10:15am – 11:30am

Student Affairs & Auxiliaries; and Curriculum
Ripening Efforts
Interdisciplinary Talk
CSU Fullerton Student Housing, Pine 140

Identifying the unique approaches to sustainability through curricular and co-curricular implementations, Portland State University and Arizona State University will come together to introduce an action plan for implementing functional methods of applied learning for sustainability programs. UC Irvine will present about global sustainability and cultural immersion program that allows students to learn about cultural competence and global leadership development in Costa Rica. UC Santa Cruz will present a talk regarding the interdisciplinary Sustainability Studies minor, implemented in 2014, and its methods in classroom learning, service learning, and research and application.

Moderator:

  • Cully Nordby, PhD, Academic Director, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, UC Los Angeles

Speakers:

  • Tamsin Foucrier, Program Coordinator, School of Sustainability, Arizona State University
  • Jillian Kardell, Undergraduate Student, Earth System Science, UC Irvine
  • Ronnie D. Lipschutz, PhD, Professor & Chair of Politics; Provost of College 8, UC Santa Cruz

 

Sharing Sustainability Stories through Student Filmmaking

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
3:20pm – 4:05pm

Student Affairs & Auxiliaries; and Curriculum
Ripening Efforts
General Audience
CSU Fullerton Student Housing, Pine 111

A team of UC Berkeley students share experiences using film, to explore and document the experiential learning activities on and off-campus, in extracurricular and co-curricular activities surrounding food systems and sustainability. Supported by the University of California, Office of the President’s Global Food Initiative, the team produces sophisticated and evocative films that serve as a rallying point for organizations and food systems advocates on the UC Berkeley campus and beyond. This session presents those films, and discusses the greater significance and opportunity in empowering students to document and tell the stories of sustainability efforts on their campus.

Speakers:

  • Jonathan Fong, Filmmaker; Alumnus, UC Berkeley Presentation (Fong, Castro, McAdams)
  • Steven Castro, Undergraduate Student, Film Studies, UC Berkeley
  • Talitha McAdams, Admission Ambassador, College of Environmental Design; Student, Sustainable Environmental Design, College of Environmental Design, UC Berkeley

Teaching Sustainable Transportation through Campus and Community Partnerships

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
10:15am-11:30am

Transportation and Curriculum
Deep Green
General Audience
CSU Fullerton Student Housing, Pine 111

In this session, various campuses will present about ways in which they have incorporated community partnerships into curriculum-based projects and courses focusing on issues of sustainable transportation. CSU Los Angeles will begin with their student and faculty engagement in a national hybrid vehicle design competition. CSU Monterey Bay will speak about how they’ve incorporated elements of addressing community issues in transportation and infrastructure into a pilot course. Lastly, Cal Poly will present on their campus community partnerships and student work in alternative transportation programs.

Moderator:

  • Nurit Katz, Chief Sustainability Officer, Executive Officer, Facilities Management, UC Los Angeles

Speakers:

  • David Blekhman, PhD, Professor Technology, CSU Los Angeles Presentation (Blekhman)
  • Daniel M. Fernandez, PhD, Professor, Division of Science and Environmental Policy, CSU Monterey Bay Presentation (Fernandez)
  • William Riggs, PhD, AICP, LEED AP, Professor, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

 

The Closed Loop: Sacramento State Food Waste Diversion and Green Transportation

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
11:45am – 12:15pm

Waste Reduction & Recycling; and Transportation
Deep Green
Interdisciplinary Talk
Titan Student Union, Ontiveros

In order to decrease Sacramento State’s dependence on fossil fuels and simultaneously decrease the amount of landfill matter, multiple agencies throughout the campus came together to create an umbrella solution. The campus “closed the loop” by upcycling the food waste stream into an efficient, clean-burning green fuel to power its bus line. As a result, this comprehensive program yielded several major benefits, including the creation of a greener, viable fuel for the transit of the university’s 51,000+ riders.

Speakers:

  • Joey Martinez, Recycling & Sustainability Coordinator, Sustainability, Sacramento State University
  • Tony Lucas, M.A. Ed, Senior Director, University Transportation and Parking Services, Sacramento State University

 

Using Car-sharing Applications as Part of a Sustainable Campus Safe Ride  Program

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
3:00pm – 3:30pm

Transportation
Deep Green
General Audience

CSU Fullerton Student Housing, Pine 140

This presentation will focus on the use of rideshare companies as a viable option for campus safe ride programs.  The University of California has developed a partnership with rideshare companies, such as Uber, to implement a Campus Cruiser program to provide students such a service. We will discuss the cost benefits and challenges associated with such a program, as well as the effect on mobility in an urban campus setting.

Speakers:

  • Michelle Garcia, Associate Director of Transit, Auxiliary Services Transportation, University of Southern California Presentation (Garcia)

 

Moving Towards Sustainable Transportation on Orange County Campuses

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
4:30pm – 5:45pm

Transportation and Local
Ripening Efforts
General Audience
CSU Fullerton Student Housing, Pine 111

Transportation is one of the most pressing sustainability issues facing Orange County, and the region’s campuses have been rising to meet the challenge. At CSU Fullerton, what was traditionally a commuter campus, prospective employees are now introduced to a robust transportation benefits program as part of the recruitment process, and new hires are offered personal commute planning assistance before their first day on campus. Next, Chapman University’s temporary restriction of parking lots due to construction resulted in the campus adapting to create a comprehensive alternative transportation plan. UC Irvine has also addressed campus transportation through the hosting of three bi-annual bike festivals to promote education on biking and transportation to the campus and surrounding community.

Moderator:

  • Kristen M. Jasko, Interim Director, Parking & Transportation Services, CSU Fullerton

Speakers:

  • Elissa Thomas, Transportation Analyst, Parking & Transportation Services, CSU Fullerton Presentation (Thomas)
  • Mackenzie Hope Crigger, MBA, LEEDTM GA, Energy and Sustainability Manager, Facilities Management, Chapman University Presentation (Crigger)
  • Ramon Zavala, Supervisor, Sustainable Transportation, Transportation and Distribution Services, UC Irvine Presentation (Zavala, Hernandez)
  • Carolyn Hernandez, LEEDTM Green Associate, LCI #4703, Bicycle & Transportation Coordinator, Transportation and Distribution Services, UC Irvine

 

Moving Forward: Using Surveys to Better Understand Transportation Trends

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
8:00am – 9:15am

Transportation
Low Hanging Fruit
General Audience
CSU Fullerton Student Housing, Pine 140

Analytical studies and surveys are effective tools in gathering input from your campus community to better understand why students, staff and faculty travel the way they do and what will get them to think about changing modes. What new programs or incentives will different affiliates respond to? This session will look at how transportation surveys are used to determine travel behavior trends on campus and within a neighboring community. In addition, the results of the first university-focused car sharing study will provide a better understanding of how car sharing can change campus travel patterns.

Moderator:

  • Teresa Buika, Senior Transportation Planner, UC Santa Cruz

Speakers:

  • Thomas Wong, Transportation Program Analyst, Stanford University
  • Nelson Chan, Survey Researcher, Transportation Sustainability Research Center, UC Berkeley Presentation
  • Ramses Madou, Associate Director, Planning, Development, and Customer Systems, Parking & Transportation Services, Stanford University

 

Developing Policy and Fundraising Mechanisms for Electric Vehicle Charging

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
10:15am – 11:30am

Transportation and Energy
Low Hanging Fruit
Interdisciplinary Talk
Titan Student Union, Alvarado

The rise of electric vehicles comes with many benefits, economically and environmentally. With this increase in electric vehicle ownership come some implications revolving around accessibility and costs of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. This session will bring to light programs and practices to overcome these obstacles. CSU Fullerton has devised a cost-effective solution to meet the demands of EV charging infrastructure on college campuses with limited resources. Additionally, presenters will discuss recent groundbreaking initiatives from the partnership of California Public Utilities Commission and various Investor Owned Utilities (IOUs) to deploy charging stations all across California in a relatively short time span.

Moderator:

  • Ramon Zavala, Supervisor, Sustainable Transportation, Transportation and Distribution Services, UC Irvine

Speakers:

  • Kristen M. Jasko, Interim Director, Parking & Transportation Services, CSU Fullerton
  • Matthew Pagano, Manager, Energy and Utilities, Facilities Management, CSU Fullerton
  • Namrita Nanjappa-Merino, Senior Project Manager, Electric Vehicle Readiness, Southern California Edison
  • Arjun Sarkar, Alternative Fuels Coordinator, UC Santa Barbara

 

Logical and Sustainable Commutes: From Buses to EV Charging Stations

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
1:00pm – 2:15pm

Transportation
Ripening Efforts
General Audience
CSU Fullerton Student Housing, Pine 111

How can we make our daily work commutes easier, cheaper and more eco-friendly? This session will encompass best practices of campuses to mitigate costs and carbon footprints when it comes to our daily commutes. UCSB will share their partnerships with local transportation entities to garner greater student and employee rider populations by making bus transit free. CSU Fullerton will speak to their practices in innovative electric vehicle (EV) Charging Systems to overcome energy and demand-related obstacles. Lastly, Stanford will present about their transit fleet that is entirely composed of electric vehicles which have lowered costs, emissions and eased daily operations.

Moderator:

  • Charlotte Strem, Assistant Director, Physical and Environmental Planning, UC Office of the President

Speakers:

  • Robert Silsbee, Planning & Resource Director, The Office of the Vice Chancellor, Administrative Services, UC Santa Barbara Presentation (Silsbee)
  • Matthew Pagano, Manager, Energy and Utilities, Facilities Management, CSU Fullerton
  • Steve Kelley, Senior Vice President, Green Charge Networks
  • Ramses Madou, Associate Director, Planning, Development, and Customer Systems, Parking & Transportation Services, Stanford University

 

Fuel Cells 101: Mobile and Stationary Power Applications

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
2:25pm – 3:10pm

Transportation
Low Hanging Fruit
General Audience
Titan Student Union, Alvarado

This workshop is designed to introduce CHESC attendees to fuel cell technology. This workshop will be especially beneficial to those in transportation, facilities, sustainability and environmental positions, and instructors looking to add this challenging topic to their portfolio. In particular the workshop will address: 1) the basic science behind fuel cells, 2) mobile fuel cell applications like vehicles or material handling equipment, 3) hydrogen stations, and 4) stationary power fuel cells. Stationary power fuel cells will be emphasized in greater detail as several UC and CSU campuses already installed fuel cell generators on their campuses. A few products exist on the market and conflicting information might be influencing decisions. To help navigating among these products, offerings by Doosan (phosphoric acid fuel cell), Fuel Cell Energy (molten-carbonate fuel cell) and Bloom Energy (solid-oxide fuel cell) will be discussed in greater detail.

Speakers:

 

Leading The Charge To Sustainable Transportation

Transportation
Ripening Efforts
Interdisciplinary Talk
CSU Fullerton Student Housing, Pine 140

Governor Brown has established aggressive Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) deployment goals working towards all new vehicles sales being ZEV by 2050. This transformational target will only be met with the full support of higher education in early market deployments, employee training, and idea incubation and implementation. This session will include presentations from representatives of the Governor’s Office and City of Los Angeles with a focus on state and local government collaboration with education institutions. How can state and local government best work to expand and
accelerate higher education ZEV deployment and programming?

Moderator:

  • Charlotte Strem, Assistant Director, Physical and Environmental Planning, UC Office of the President Presentation (Strem)

Speakers:

  • Tyson Eckerle, Deputy Director of Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure, Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development
  • Wayne King, Los Angeles Clean Cities Coalition Coordinator; Environmental Specialist, City of Los Angeles

The Closed Loop: Sacramento State Food Waste Diversion and Green Transportation

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
11:45am – 12:15pm

Waste Reduction & Recycling; and Transportation
Deep Green
Interdisciplinary Talk
Titan Student Union, Ontiveros

In order to decrease Sacramento State’s dependence on fossil fuels and simultaneously decrease the amount of landfill matter, multiple agencies throughout the campus came together to create an umbrella solution. The campus “closed the loop” by upcycling the food waste stream into an efficient, clean-burning green fuel to power its bus line. As a result, this comprehensive program yielded several major benefits, including the creation of a greener, viable fuel for the transit of the university’s 51,000+ riders.

Speakers:

  • Joey Martinez, Recycling & Sustainability Coordinator, Sustainability, Sacramento State University
  • Tony Lucas, M.A. Ed, Senior Director, University Transportation and Parking Services, Sacramento State University

 

UC San Francisco Consolidate & Sort Waste Diversion Program

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
3:00pm – 3:30pm

Waste Reduction & Recycling
Deep Green
General Audience
Kinesiology & Health Science, Room 199

As UCSF inched toward a 70% diversion rate, Recycling & Waste Reduction Program staff determined that excellent outreach, clear attractive signage, easy access distinct bins, and ongoing education would not be enough to get the campus to Zero Waste. Staff then looked into the option of consolidating our materials to a reduced number of collection points, and sorting compostable material and recyclables out of the material that had been misdirected into garbage containers by staff, faculty and students. The results have been astounding in that 75% – 80% of the material placed in the garbage can be rerouted to Compost and Recycling, and costs of garbage hauling have been reduced significantly.

Speakers:

 

When Free Stuff Leads to Less Stuff: Campus Reuse Depot

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
3:00pm – 3:30pm

Waste Reduction & Recycling; and Student Affairs & Auxiliaries
Ripening Efforts
General Audience
CSU Fullerton Student Housing, Pine 111

This presentation will cover the creation, evolution, and success to date of an on-campus Reuse Depot at Mills College that has continually operated for the past few years. The Reuse Depot is a primarily student-run space where Mills community members can donate gently used items, and others can “shop” for them for free. The presentation will focus on how this initiative offers a unique opportunity to cultivate a campus culture of conscious consumerism and community, and engage a broader audience in socio-economic and environmental sustainability. There will also be discussion of community partnerships for redistributing donations, methods for measuring impact, and successful viral marketing strategies.

Moderator:

  • Morgan King, Sustainability & Waste Coordinator, Facilities Management, Humboldt State University

Speakers:

 

Putting Food Scraps to Work; From Composting to Closed Loop Aquaponic Systems

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
1:00pm – 2:15pm

Waste Reduction & Recycling; and Food Systems
Ripening Efforts
General Audience
Titan Student Union, Ontiveros

This session will highlight innovative partnerships and programs designed to divert and recycle food waste on various college campuses. CSU Sacramento has implemented a multi-trophic sustainable closed-loop system to convert bio-waste into useful compost. Additionally, USC will speak about how it has engaged multiple stakeholders in a yearlong compost pilot program in an on-campus apartment. Lastly, CSU East Bay will present on their food waste campaign projects and efforts to reach zero waste in their campus dining commons. Come join us to learn about these unique projects working toward more sustainable food waste practices.

Moderator:

  • Gustavo Plascencia, General Manager, Dining Services, UC Riverside

Speakers:

  • Dudley Burton, Professor Emeritus, Environmental Studies, CSU Sacramento Presentation (Burton, Murphy, and Todd)
  • Brook Murphy, Senior Research Fellow, Environmental Studies, CSU Sacramento
  • Ryan Todd, LEED GA, Sustainability Manager, CSU Sacramento
  • Erin Fabris, MESM, Sustainability Coordinator, Housing, University of Southern California Presentation (Fabris)
  • Hugo Gregoire, Sustainability Ambassador; Zero Waste Team, Sustainability, CSU East Bay Presentation (Gregoire, Meyer, and Buckholz)
  • Debbie Meyer, General Manager, Food Services Housing & Residence Life, Aramark
  • Jillian Buckholz, Director of Sustainability, CSU East Bay

From Landscape to Labs; Large Scale Water Efficiency Projects with Immediate Results

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
10:15am – 11:30am

Water & Landscape
Deep Green
Interdisciplinary Talk
Titan Student Union, Alvarado

CSU Fullerton eliminated over eleven acres of turf, integrating native and adaptive vegetation as replacements, achieving an over 28% water reduction (approx. 40,000,000 gallons) in one year. UC Riverside scrutinized the operation of autoclave sterilizers on their campus, examining energy and water consumption and usage patterns, identifying alternative products, and trialed a more efficient model. UCSB will report on their work to eliminate single-pass cooling in benchtop laboratory condensers, obtaining funding, engaging researchers, and eliminating faucet-to-sewer cooling from more than 55 laboratories, with more to come.

Moderator:

  • Willem van Der Pol, Interim Associate Vice President Facilities Management, CSU Fullerton

Speakers:

  • Delphine Faugeroux, MS, LEED Green Associate, Green Lab Coordinator, Office of Sustainability, UC Riverside
  • Amorette Getty, PhD, LabRATS Co-Director, Sustainability, UC Santa Barbara
  • Kyle Mann, MCM, Energy Efficiency Program Manager, Facilities Management, CSU Fullerton

 

Campus-scale Water Stewardship: What Higher Education Can Learn from Airports

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
11:45am – 12:15pm

Water and Landscape
Deep Green
General Audience
Titan Student Union, Portola Pavilion A

Airports have much in common with universities — their built environment and human systems, long planning horizons, and commitment to the vitality of their surrounding communities. Learn how campuses could apply the San Diego International Airport’s approach to addressing the interconnected challenges of water supply, quality, and flooding through a whole-systems approach. The Airport has seen significant results, with green infrastructure incorporated into capital budget over next 20 years and sizable savings from water reuse and stormwater compliance.

Speakers:

  • Ben Chandler, Senior Sustainability & Lean Consultant, Haley & Aldrich, Inc. Presentation (Chandler & Manasjan)
  • Paul Manasjan, MS, Director, Environmental Affairs, San Diego County Regional Airport Authority

 

Industrial Applications

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
1:30pm – 2:45pm

Water and Landscape
Deep Green
Interdisciplinary Talk
Kinesiology and Health Sciences, Room 199

Potable water is heavily used for the heating and cooling of mechanical equipment and industrial applications. Water conservation and efficiency efforts in this sector have the potential to yield significant water and cost savings while also having no noticeable impact on the campus community. Each presentation will discuss how unstressed and alternative sources of water (recycled water, captured rainwater, and captured blowdown water) can be utilized as make-up water in cooling towers to augment potable water use. This session includes the UC and CSU Best Practice Award winners in the water category.

Moderator:

  • Tracy Marcial, PE, Energy Manager, Facilities Planning, Contra Costa Community College District

Speakers:

  • Louie M. Oliveira, CPMM, Chief Operating Engineer, Facilities Services, CSU Stanislaus Presentation (Oliveira)
  • John Dilliott, PE, Associate Director of Energy & Utilities, Facilities Management, UC San Diego
  • Sara McKinstry, Sustainability Director, Sustainability Office, UC San Diego
  • Lewis Rosman, MBA, CEM, CEA, Director of Energy Services, Facilities Management, UC Los Angeles

 

Understanding the Role of Landscape and Irrigation on a College Campus

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
4:30pm – 5:45pm

Water and Landscape
Deep Green
General Audience
Kinesiology and Health Sciences, Room 199

At the beginning of the 21st century irrigation water was relatively cheap and plentiful. For major capital projects, the square foot cost of landscape and irrigation were affordable compared with the costs of building and hardscape. A decade and a half later, reduced funding for education and reduced sources of water have focused attention on “the watering of land by artificial means to foster plant growth”. Equipment and labor to maintain landscaping has also become unaffordable. What are universities going to do? Teach field sports in a storm water retention structure? Hold graduation in a bio swale? Attend this presentation to learn what is being done.

Moderator:

  • Chris Brown, Project Manager, Capital Project Management, CSU Fullerton

Speakers:

  • Ron Hostick, CSFM, CGM, Manager Landscape and Site Services, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Presentation (Hostick and Clay)
  • Gary R. Clay, PhD, Professor, Landscape Architecture Department, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • Danielle De Mello, Project Manager, Center for Geographical Studies; MA Candidate, Geography, CSU Northridge
  • Boykin Witherspoon III, Executive Director, Water Resources and Policy Institute, CSU Office of the Chancellor
  • James Logsdon, Assistant Director of Grounds and Events, Grounds, CSU Northridge
  • Glen Bennett, Certified Water Manager, EPA Water Sense Partner, Certified Turfgrass Professional; QWEL Certified, General Manager, Aqua Cents Water Management

 

When Baselines Reset: Achieving Further Water Conservation

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
8:00am – 9:15am

Water and Landscape
Deep Green
General Audience
Titan Student Union, Ontiveros

State water reduction mandates coupled with resetting baselines have forced the campuses across California, who have already achieved significant water savings, to dive deeper to find even more water conservation opportunities. Learn how CSU Channel Islands and San Mateo County Community College District have responded to this challenge.

Moderator:

  • Deirdre McShane Carter, PE, Energy and Sustainability Manager, Sustainable Berkeley Lab, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Speakers:

  • Hilary Ego, Utility and Sustainability Specialist, Facilities Planning, Maintenance & Operations, San Mateo County Community College District Presentation (Ego)
  • Coleen Barsley, Sustainability and Operations Analyst, Facilities Services, CSU Channel Islands Presentation (Barsley)

 

Challenges in Implementing Statewide Water Policies

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
2:25pm – 3:10pm

Water and Landscape
Ripening Efforts
Interdisciplinary Talk
Titan Student Union, Portola Pavilion A

This discussion panel facilitates conversation about the challenges different categories in an institution face in meeting water conservation goals set both statewide and systemwide. With a focus on collaboration with local water institutions, and within the university system itself, the many faces of water conservation will share their experience in actualizing intended water savings. Join us as we discuss unique challenges experienced in university centers, in mediating behavior change, creating cost-effective projects, and finding ways to continue to save when the goals you set have already been met.

Moderator:

  • Nathaniel Wilson, AIA, AICP, CEP, LEEDTM AP, Campus Architect, CSU Northridge

Speakers:

  • John Dilliott, PE, Associate Director of Energy & Utilities, Facilities Management, UC San Diego
  • Coleen Barsley, Sustainability and Operations Analyst, Facilities Services, CSU Channel Islands
  • John J. Cook, PhD, MBA, LEED AP BD+C, ISSP-CSP, Director of Sustainability, UC Riverside
  • Mike Antos, PhD, Watershed Manager, Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority