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UC Santa Barbara

July 9th-12th, 2018

2017 Concurrent Sessions

Climate Action
Curriculum
Energy
Food Systems
Green Building NC & R
Green Building O & M
Institutionalizing Sustainability
Procurement
Social Equity
Student Affairs and Auxiliaries
Transportation
Waste Management
Water and Landscape

Creating a Climate for Change: From Engagement to Behavior Modification

 

Topic Areas: Climate Action and Student Affairs

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: General Audience

Room: Harold Frank Hall

Date and Time: Tuesday, June 27, 9:15am-10:30am

With competing messages and priorities, engaging the campus community in climate change mitigation, and inspiring behavior change, is challenging. This panel charts three unique approaches. “Engagement by Design” discusses the outcomes of a collaborative, UC-wide research project on effectively engaging students to inform a strategy for the UC’s Carbon Neutrality Initiative. “Motivating and Quantifying…” highlights the process and outcomes of a campus-wide behavior change pilot program implemented at Stanford, incorporating real-time data feedback. “Lessons Learned” reflects on an effort by UCSB to develop a campus-level, grass-roots stakeholder engagement strategy around the Carbon Neutrality Initiative that aligns with existing initiatives and campus priorities.  

Speakers

Stacy Rebich Hespanha, PhD, Senior Fellow at UCSB National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis Presentation

Lydia Rudnick, Masters of Environmental Science and Management, Bren School of Environmental & Management, UC Santa Barbara Presentation (Rudnick, Tellez, Waddington)

Dawnielle Tellez, Masters of Environmental Science and Management, Bren School of Environmental & Management, UC Santa Barbara

Emily Waddington, Masters of Environmental Science and Management, Bren School of Environmental & Management, UC Santa Barbara

Lauren Hennessy, Outreach Program Manager, Stanford University Presentation

Moderator 

Chrissy Thomure, Climate Action Manager, UC Santa Cruz

 

The UC-CSU Knowledge Action Network for Transformative Climate and Sustainability Education and Action

 

Topic Areas: Climate Action, Curriculum, Institutionalizing Sustainability

Level of Attainability: Deep Green

Jargon Level: General Audience

Room: Mosher Alumni House 

Date and Time: Tuesday, June 27, 9:15am-10:30am

The emerging UC-CSU Knowledge Action Network (KAN) for Transformative Climate and Sustainability Education and Action is a collaborative effort of UC and CSU educators to scale and intensify California students’ literacy in climate change, climate justice, carbon neutrality/greenhouse gas emissions reductions, and sustainability.  Our aim is to provide California educators a collaborative framework to facilitate sustainability and climate education and action, and to accelerate California educators’ abilities to offer climate change, climate justice, carbon neutrality, and sustainability education to all California students in ways that are culturally contextualized, responsive, and sustaining, as well as actionable and relevant to their futures.  

Speakers

John Foran, Professor, Sociology and Environmental Studies, UC Santa Barbara

Mark Stemen, PhD, Professor, Geography and Planning, CSU Chico Presentation (Foran, Stemen)

 

Climate Literacy: Empowering Future Leaders Through Education 

 

Topic Areas: Climate Action, Curriculum 

Level of Attainability: Deep Green 

Jargon Level: General Audience

Room: Mosher Alumni House 

Date and Time: Tuesday, June 27, 10:45am-12:00pm

During this session participants will learn about several climate literacy resources, including: the Climate and Sustainability Education Resource Library (CSERL), a web gateway for faculty to share course curricula, lectures, seminars, podcasts, tutorials, and other learning materials related to climate change and sustainability, Climatepedia, an emerging 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with chapters at UC Irvine, UCLA, and Yale University that focuses on communicating the risks and solutions of a changing climate in a simple and reliable way, and a new elective course at UCSF focused on the topic of climate change and its impact on health.  

Speakers

Andrew John De Los Santos, Carbon Neutrality Initiative Fellow, Sustainability, UC Office of the President;Student, Mechanical Engineering,UC Merced Presentation

Kimberly Duong, Carbon Neutrality Initiative Fellow, Sustainability, UC Office of the President;,  Graduate Student, Civil Engineering, UC Irvine Presentation (Duong, Lum, Macias)

Gianna Lum, Associate Director, Earth System Science; Student, Earth Science, UC Irvine

Carlos O. Macias, Student, Aerospace Engineering, UC Irvine

Moderator 

Sara McKinstry, LEED GA, MA Education, MEM Environmental Economics and Policy, Campus Sustainability Manager, UC San Diego

 

Advancing Carbon Neutrality at UC Campuses

 

Topic Areas: Climate Action, Energy 

Level of Attainability: Deep Green

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary Talk 

Room: Harold Frank Hall 188

Date and Time: Tuesday, June 27, 2:30pm-3:45pm

This session will discuss progress along different fronts toward the achievement of carbon neutrality at the University of California System. UCSB and UC Berkeley will report progress on actions such as the challenge of eliminating natural gas usage (the “methadone of fossil fuels”) and engaging campus communities through the display of real-time data about energy consumption.

Speakers

Rowena Eng, Graduate Student Intern, TomKat UC Carbon Neutrality Project

Emily Dowey, Undergraduate Student, Chemical Engineering, TomKat Natural Gas Exit Strategies Intern, UC Santa Barbara Presentation (Dowey, Eng)

John Elliott, Chief Sustainability Officer, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, UC Berkeley

Moderator 

Matt St Clair, LEED AP, Director of Sustainability, UC Office of the President

 

Putting the Resilience Commitment into Action 

 

Topic Areas: Climate Action 

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary Talk 

Room: Buchanan 1920

Date and Time: Tuesday, June 27, 4:00pm-4:30pm

This presentation describes the process that California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), has undertaken to operationalize the Second Nature “Resilience Commitment.” Presented by CSULB’s Resilience Commitment Coordinator, the presentation will focus on the first year of CSULB’s resilience activities, highlighting the experience of moving from early planning stages to resilience action, including community outreach strategies and student-based research projects.  The presentation will detail the process of creating a campus resilience working group, building a joint campus-community coalition for climate resilience, and pursuing research to develop campus-specific resilience indicators. Successes, obstacles, and lessons learned will be shared.

Speakers

Lily House-Peters, Resilience Commitment Coordinator & Assistant Professor, CSU Long Beach Presentation

 

#OurChangingClimate: Communicating Climate Change in the Small 

 

Topic Areas: Climate Action, Social Equity 

Level of Attainability: Low Hanging Fruit

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary Talk 

Room: Mosher Alumni House 

Date and Time: Wednesday, June 28, 8:00am-9:15am

The communities forecast to be the most vulnerable to climate change should play a role in examining, problematizing, and designing alternatives to current notions of climate crisis, vulnerability and adaptability. #OurChangingClimate is a digital humanities and environmental design project that encourages diverse communities to observe and critique their everyday environment through the lens of climate change, and to share those experiences through social media. It represents an effort to re-focus the conversation on climate change from global-scaled environmental impacts to one that recognizes the importance of the personal and everyday ways in which community members experience these impacts.  

Speakers

Claire Napawan, Associate Professor, Department of Human Ecology, UC Davis Presentation

 

Transportation-Based Emissions Simulations & Environmental Factors Associated with Travel

 

Topic Areas:  Climate Action, Transportation

Level of Attainability: Low Hanging Fruit

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary Talk 

Room: Bren 4016

Date and Time: Wednesday, June 28, 8:00am-9:15am

This session examines various aspects of regional travel patterns using smartphone apps and surveys. UC Berkeley discusses  an initial version of an open source “mobilityscope” or transportation meter that tracks end-to-end travel patterns using smartphone sensors and user input and integrates these patterns into a game. Researchers at San Diego State apply survey data to various commuter mode models to determine the carbon footprint associated with the current state of transportation to and from their campus.

Speakers

Ms. K. Shankari, PhD Candidate, Computer Science, EECS Department, UC Berkeley Presentation

Dr. Bruce Appleyard, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Public Affairs, San Diego State University

Moderator 

Matthew McCluney, Senior Campus Planner, Campus Planning and Development, CSU Monterey Bay

 

Achieving a Net Zero Energy Campus Through a New Innovative Methodology 

 

Topic Areas: Climate Action, Energy, and Green Building New Construction

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary Talk 

Room: Harold Frank Hall 

Date and Time: Wednesday, June 28, 9:30am-10:00am

Using the successful Pasadena City College Integrated Energy Master Plan and the Cerritos Community college as a case studies, this workshop will provide an overview on how to establish a strategy to achieve a cost effective, net zero energy campus. The presenters will illustrate how the first-of its-kind, energy master plan takes a holistic and comprehensive view of energy usage of all Pasadena Community College’s fifty buildings delivering far beyond a traditional facilities master plan limited to life cycle of its buildings, grounds and infrastructure.

Speakers

Bharat Patel, Advisor, Pasadena City College Green Technologies, PE, CEM, LEED AP, Principal & Engineering Leader HED Presentation

 

Thinking Big: Strategic and Innovative Approaches to Achieve Transformational Change

 

Topic Areas: Climate Action, Institutionalizing Sustainability 

Level of Attainability: Deep Green 

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary Talk 

Room: Harold Frank Hall 188

Date and Time: Wednesday, June 28, 11:00am-12:15pm

Despite reducing carbon emissions for many years, transformational changes within colleges and universities are still necessary to achieve targets put forward in university policy. This panel will focus on efforts that grapple with this challenge and will discuss strategies to enable significant change. The UCOP will present an analysis of what has prevented UC campuses from implementing strategies necessary to achieve carbon neutrality by 2025. The California Institute of Technology will focus on lessons learned from its recent energy resource planning process determining the Institute’s energy portfolio over the next 20 years. Alden Phinney, from UCSC, will explore internal carbon pricing models that assign a cost to carbon to incentivize climate action.  

Speakers

John Onderdonk, Director,Sustainability Programs, Caltech

Tyler Durchslag-Richardson, Associate,Sustainability Programs, Caltech

Matt St. Clair, Director,Sustainability, UC Office of the President Presentation (St.Clair, Phillips)

David Phillips, Associate Vice President,Energy and Sustainability, UC Office of the President 

Moderator 

Michael Clemson, Energy Program Manager, Capital Planning, Design, and Construction, CSU Chancellor’s Office

 

Collaborative Approaches to Institutionalizing Sustainability and Engaging the Public 

 

Topic Areas: Climate Action, Curriculum, Institutionalizing Sustainability  

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts  

Jargon Level: General Audience

Room: Harold Frank Hall  

Date and Time: Wednesday, June 28, 1:45pm-3:00pm

These sessions offer collaborative approaches to sustainability by engaging the public sector, establishing a body of sustainability knowledge for the UC-CSU systems and engaging with social organizations. Attendees will gain a comprehensive understanding of how UC-CSU sustainability knowledge is being cultivated, utilized, and preserved. Conversely, attendees will hear how this knowledge can be developed in conjunction with organizations outside of educational institutions.  

Speakers

John Foran, Professor, Sociology, UC Santa Barbara

Karina Garbesi, PhD, Director, Environmental Studies Program, CSU East Bay Presentation (Garbesi, Buckholz)

Jillian Buckholz, Director, Sustainability, CSU East Bay

Casandra Rauser, PhD, Director, Sustainable LA Grand Challenge, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research Presentation

Moderator 

Jessica Bilecki, Director of Sustainability, University of the Pacific

 

Methane: A Different Lever for Slowing Climate Change

 

Topic Areas: Climate Action 

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary Talk 

Room: Buchanan Hall, Room 1920

Date and Time: Wednesday, June 28, 1:45pm-3:00pm

Methane is a short-lived greenhouse gas that carries more than 84 times the climate warming power of carbon dioxide in the initial decades after its release. Reducing methane emissions is an effective way to reduce the impacts of climate change – during a person’s lifetime. UCI climate scientists will discuss how the University of California can have a significant impact on reducing methane emissions through abatement measures in California and elsewhere in alignment with the University’s commitment to carbon neutrality by 2025.

Speakers

Donald R. Blake, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, UC Irvine

Harwood Garland, Research Analyst in Rowland-Blake Lab, UC Irvine

 

The UC-CSU Knowledge Action Network for Transformative Climate and Sustainability Education and Action

 

Topic Areas: Climate Action, Curriculum, Institutionalizing Sustainability

Level of Attainability: Deep Green

Jargon Level: General Audience

Room: Mosher Alumni House 

Date and Time: Tuesday, June 27, 9:15am-10:30am

The emerging UC-CSU Knowledge Action Network (KAN) for Transformative Climate and Sustainability Education and Action is a collaborative effort of UC and CSU educators to scale and intensify California students’ literacy in climate change, climate justice, carbon neutrality/greenhouse gas emissions reductions, and sustainability.  Our aim is to provide California educators a collaborative framework to facilitate sustainability and climate education and action, and to accelerate California educators’ abilities to offer climate change, climate justice, carbon neutrality, and sustainability education to all California students in ways that are culturally contextualized, responsive, and sustaining, as well as actionable and relevant to their futures.  

Speakers

John Foran, Professor, Sociology and Environmental Studies, UC Santa Barbara

Mark Stemen, PhD, Professor, Geography and Planning, CSU Chico Presentation (Foran, Stemen)

 

Climate Literacy: Empowering Future Leaders Through Education 

 

Topic Areas: Curriculum, Climate Action 

Level of Attainability: Deep Green 

Jargon Level: General Audience

Room: Mosher Alumni House 

Date and Time: Tuesday, June 27, 10:45am-12:00pm

During this session participants will learn about several climate literacy resources, including: the Climate and Sustainability Education Resource Library (CSERL), a web gateway for faculty to share course curricula, lectures, seminars, podcasts, tutorials, and other learning materials related to climate change and sustainability, Climatepedia, an emerging 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with chapters at UC Irvine, UCLA, and Yale University that focuses on communicating the risks and solutions of a changing climate in a simple and reliable way, and a new elective course at UCSF focused on the topic of climate change and its impact on health.  

Speakers

Andrew John De Los Santos, Carbon Neutrality Initiative Fellow, Sustainability, UC Office of the President;Student, Mechanical Engineering,UC Merced Presentation

Kimberly Duong, Carbon Neutrality Initiative Fellow, Sustainability, UC Office of the President;,  Graduate Student, Civil Engineering, UC Irvine Presentation (Duong, Lum, Macias)

Gianna Lum, Associate Director, Earth System Science; Student, Earth Science, UC Irvine 

Carlos O. Macias, Student, Aerospace Engineering, UC Irvine

Moderator 

Sara McKinstry, LEED GA, MA Education, MEM Environmental Economics and Policy, Campus Sustainability Manager, UC San Diego

 

Implementing Curricula for Achieving Sustainability  

 

Topic Areas: Curriculum

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts  

Jargon Level: General Audience

Room: Bren 1424 

Date and Time: Tuesday, June 27, 2:30pm-3:45pm

In this panel session, California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo will identify barriers to teaching sustainability across the curriculum and outline preliminary ideas to overcoming these implementation barriers. Best Practice Award winner California State University, Fresno will present on the implementation of sustainability in engineering literacy and pedagogy for liberal studies majors with STEM concentration. Additionally, Best Practice Award winner California State University, Fullerton will highlight the implementation of the curricular Urban Agriculture Community-based Research Experience (U-ACRE) Project.

Speakers

Brian Pompeii, PhD, Lecturer, Social Science Department, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Fariborz M Tehrani, PhD, PE, ENV SP, PMP, SAP, Associate Professor, Civil and Geomatics Engineering, CSU Fresno

Sara Johnson, PhD, Director, U-ACRE Project; Professor, Anthropology, CSU Fullerton

Moderator 

Paul Draper, Director, Sustainability, Sonoma State University

 

Cooperative Curriculum for a Resilient Future

 

Topic Areas: Curriculum, Food Systems, Social Equity 

Level of Attainability: Low Hanging Fruit   

Jargon Level: General Audience

Room: Mosher Alumni House 

Date and Time: Tuesday, June 27, 2:30pm-3:45pm

The cooperative business model and cooperative economics are not taught as subjects in most U.S. undergraduate programs. To address the systemic lack of awareness, this workshop will explore how to launch innovative student-initiated or academically-sponsored courses on cooperative history and how they can be tools for building environmentally, economically, and socially just communities. We will identify the challenges and opportunities for establishing cooperative curriculum and collaboratively explore new avenues for cooperative education, especially in sustainability discourse. Together, let’s develop a network of students and educators committed to introducing the cooperative model to a broader audience of young entrepreneurs and changemakers!

Speakers

Grace Lihn, Undergraduate Student, Cooperatives & the Politics of Food, Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management

Moderator

Angela Harris, Staff Adviser for Student Run Sustainability Organizations, UC Santa Cruz

 

Applied Learning from the Classroom to Community: Building Bridges & Connections for Energy Careers

 

Topic Areas: Curriculum, Energy

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts 

Jargon Level: General Audience

Room: Bren 4016 

Date and Time: Wednesday, June 28, 8:00am-9:15pm

Energize Colleges, launched in 2016, is a California ratepayer-funded program designed to inspire, train, and empower our state’s future energy workforce through experiential learning. Supporting a network of twelve higher-education institutions in California, Energize Colleges focuses on three program pillars: curriculum development/ infusion; student internships and applied learning; and community connections. This session highlights the work of four program campuses from the CCC, CSU, and UC systems across these program elements. Campus best-practices will be shared for engaging campus and community partners as internship hosts, enriching sustainability curriculum, and inspiring students from high-school to recent graduates to consider energy careers..  

Speakers

Carina Anttila-Suarez, PhD, Professor, Biology, Skyline College

Rebecca Aviles, SEI Regional Campus Manager, Butte College

Colleen McCormick, Director, Sustainability, UC Merced

Jennifer Sanchez, Sustainability Coordinator, Office of the President, CSU Bakersfield

Stephen Miller, Deputy Director, Higher Education, Strategic Energy Innovations Presentation (Suarez, Aviles, McCormick, Sanchez, Miller)

 

Connecting Sustainability and Social Equity Through Community-Based Curriculum

 

Topic Areas: Curriculum, Social Equity  

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts  

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary Talk 

Room: Ellison 2620  

Date and Time: Wednesday, June 28, 11:00am-12:15pm

Curriculum that incorporates both sustainability and social equity components equips students with new perspectives and the experience to solve new challenges. In this session, Antioch University will explain the successes of its community-focused Urban Sustainability residency program, UC Santa Barbara will explore strategies to connect with at-promise youth, and CSU East Bay will showcase its partnership with We Care Solar to provide solar suitcases to communities in need while bringing STEM learning to a more diverse group of students.

Speakers

Kimberly Fuentes, Undergraduate Student, Environmental Studies and Geology, Minor in Education, UC Santa Barbara Presentation (Fuentes, Cortez)

Justine Cortez, Curriculum Coordinator, Educating Leaders for the Future; Undergraduate Student, Biology, UC Santa Barbara

Erik Helgren, PhD, Associate Professor; Chair, Physics, CSU East Bay Presentation (Helgren, Garbesi)

Karina Garbesi, PhD, Professor and Director of Environmental Studies, Chair, CSU East Bay

Andrea Richards, PhD, Core Faculty and Dean of Assessment and Student Learning, Antioch University Presentation (Richards, Strauss)

Donald Strauss, PhD, MFA, Chair, MA in Urban Sustainability; Core Faculty, MA in Urban Sustainability, Antioch University

Moderator 

Margot McDonald, Professor & Department Head, Architecture, Cal Poly

 

 

Collaborative Approaches to Institutionalizing Sustainability and Engaging the Public 

 

Topic Areas: Curriculum, Climate Action, Institutionalizing Sustainability  

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts  

Jargon Level: General Audience

Room: Harold Frank Hall  

Date and Time: Wednesday, June 28, 1:45pm-3:00pm

These sessions offer collaborative approaches to sustainability by engaging the public sector, establishing a body of sustainability knowledge for the UC-CSU systems and engaging with social organizations. Attendees will gain a comprehensive understanding of how UC-CSU sustainability knowledge is being cultivated, utilized, and preserved. Conversely, attendees will hear how this knowledge can be developed in conjunction with organizations outside of educational institutions.  

Speakers

John Foran, Professor, Sociology, UC Santa Barbara

Karina Garbesi, PhD, Director, Environmental Studies Program, CSU East Bay Presentation (Garbesi, Buckholz)

Jillian Buckholz, Director, Sustainability, CSU East Bay

Casandra Rauser, PhD, Director, Sustainable LA Grand Challenge, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research Presentation

Moderator 

Jessica Bilecki, Director of Sustainability, University of the Pacific

 

Campus as a Living Lab: How Facilities and Faculty Partnerships Empower and Engage Students

 

Topic Areas: Curriculum, Green Building Operations and Management, Water and Landscape  

Level of Attainability: Low Hanging Fruit     

Jargon Level: General Audience 

Room: Buchanan 1920 

Date and Time: Wednesday, June 28, 3:15pm-4:00pm

In this presentation, Hilary will teach the audience how to utilize the campus as a living lab through a tool utilized at San Mateo County Community College District (SMCCCD) where strategic partnerships with Facilities and faculty formed to design a campus-wide water audit lecture and lab.  Students gained knowledge of water resources, drought, conservation, SMCCCD initiatives, and real life experience on how to conduct a water audit all while providing Facilities with valuable indoor fixture and water use data.  Students were also given reflection and take-home assignments that furthered the students’ knowledge into action and spread awareness throughout the community.

Speakers

Hilary Ego, Utility and Sustainability Specialist, Facilities Planning, Maintenance, and Operations, San Mateo County Community College District Presentation

 

Best Practice Awards Presentation: Monitoring Based COmmissioning (MBCx)

 

Topic Areas: Energy, Green Building Operations and Maintenance 

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts 

Jargon Level: Specialty Talk 

Room: MSI Auditorium  

Date and Time: Tuesday, June 27, 9:15am-10:30am

Project presentation by the 2017 CHESC Best Practice Award winners in the HVAC Design/Retrofit and Commissioning category. The UC San Diego Atkinson Hall Monitoring Based Commissioning (MBCx) project, and CSU Dominguez Hills Energy Valves Deployment project best-in-class examples of energy saving HVAC approaches. Learn about each BPA recipient’s project design and implementation, as well as an overview of UC Santa Barbara’s deployment of cloud-based HVAC analytics and the evolution of data acquisition methods.

Speakers

Jordan Sager, Campus Energy Manager, UC Santa Barbara Presentation (Sager, Georgescu)

Michael Georgescu, Director of Engineering, UC Santa Barbara

Michelle Perez, Campus Energy Engineer, UC San Diego Presentation (Perez, Junge)

Grace Junge, Energy Engineer, Enpowered Solutions

Kenny Seeton, Central Plant Manager, Energy Manager, CSU Dominguez Hills Presentation

Moderator 

Aaron Klemm, Chief, Energy and Sustainability, California State University, Chancellor’s Office

 

Creating Green Laboratories

 

Topic Areas: Energy

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts 

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary Talk

Room: Harold Frank Hall 

Date and Time: Tuesday, June 27, 10:45am-12:00pm

This session will highlight two projects that focus on strategies to create a sustainable laboratory. UC Santa Barbara’s Laboratory Sustainability Program, LabRATS, will discuss best practices for sustainable laboratory work in 9 key areas: plug load, lighting, HVAC, storage and sample management, waste management, hazardous waste and green chemistry, travel and field work, communications and engagement, and water. Stanford University and UC Santa Barbara will present on plug load energy metering technology and discuss the necessary steps in implementing Ibis Networks technology and the resulting conservation strategies.

Speakers

Cameron Scott Giuliano-Puzi, Undergraduate Student, Microbiology BS, UC Santa Barbara

Rashmi Sahai, Assessments Program Manager, Stanford University Presentation

Amorette Getty, Postdoctoral Researcher; Staff Advisor, LabRATS, UC Santa Barbara

Moderator 

Hilary Bekmann, Associate Director,  Energy and Sustainability, UC Office of the President

 

Advancing Carbon Neutrality at UC Campuses

 

Topic Areas: Energy, Climate Action 

Level of Attainability: Deep Green

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary Talk 

Room: Harold Frank Hall 188

Date and Time: Tuesday, June 27, 2:30pm-3:45pm

This session will discuss progress along different fronts toward the achievement of carbon neutrality at the University of California System. Three campuses (UCSB, UCLA and UC Berkeley) will report progress on actions such as the challenge of eliminating natural gas usage (the “methadone of fossil fuels”); reducing greenhouse gas emissions due to heating and cooling systems, and engaging campus communities through the display of real-time data about energy consumption.

Speakers

Rowena Eng, Graduate Student Intern, TomKat UC Carbon Neutrality Project

Emily Dowey, Undergraduate Student, Chemical Engineering, TomKat Natural Gas Exit Strategies Intern, UC Santa Barbara Presentation (Dowey, Eng)

John Elliott, Chief Sustainability Officer, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, UC Berkeley

Moderator 

Matt St Clair, LEED AP, Director of Sustainability, UC Office of the President

 

Innovations Best Practice Award Winner: Creative Solutions For Large Scale Renewables 

 

Topic Areas: Energy

Level of Attainability: Deep Green 

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary Talk 

Room: Harold Frank Hall 188 

Date and Time: Tuesday, June 27, 4:00pm-4:30pm

Many campuses need to develop cost effective renewable energy generation systems. Many will have to deal with the limitations of available space, campus electrical infrastructure, and non-export restrictions. Learn about Cal Poly’s renewable energy system that will make significant progress toward Cal Poly’s goal of Climate Neutrality through the RES-BCT (Renewable Energy Self-Generation Bill Credit Transfer). The RES-BCT program allows campuses to bypass limitations by opening the doors to potential development off-site, but within local government jurisdiction and allowing direct connection to utility infrastructure. The RES-BCT project produces energy with a generation value greater than purchased grid power.

Speakers

Dennis K Elliot, PE, CEM, Director, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Presentation

 

Best Practice Awards Presentation: Lighting Design/ Retrofit

 

Topic Areas: Energy, Green Building Operations and Maintenance 

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts 

Jargon Level: Specialty Talk

Room: Harold Frank Hall  

Date and Time: Wednesday, June 28, 8:00am-9:15am

Project presentations by the 2017 CHESC Best Practice Award winners in the Lighting Design/Retrofit category. The CSU Sacramento Mendocino Hall Pilot LED Lighting Retrofit Project and the UC Santa Barbara Student Affairs & Administrative Services Building Advanced Lighting Project both include LED lighting retrofits combined with next-generation controls installations for maximum energy efficiency. Learn about each project’s design and implementation, and get an update from Southern California Edison on the current state of lighting retrofit incentives available through the UC/CSU/IOU Energy Efficiency Partnership

Speakers

Nathaniel Martin, Energy and Utilities Analyst, CSU Sacramento Presentation

Jordan Sager, Campus Energy Manager, UC Santa Barbara

Lisa Hannaman, Account Manager, Utility Company, Southern California Edison

Moderator 

Lindsey Rowell, Director of Energy and Utility Services, CSU San Marcos

 

Applied Learning from the Classroom to Community: Building Bridges & Connections for Energy Careers

 

Topic Areas: Energy, Curriculum 

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts 

Jargon Level: General Audience

Room: Bren 4016 

Date and Time: Wednesday, June 28, 8:00am-9:15pm

Energize Colleges, launched in 2016, is a California ratepayer-funded program designed to inspire, train, and empower our state’s future energy workforce through experiential learning. Supporting a network of twelve higher-education institutions in California, Energize Colleges focuses on three program pillars: curriculum development/ infusion; student internships and applied learning; and community connections. This session highlights the work of four program campuses from the CCC, CSU, and UC systems across these program elements. Campus best-practices will be shared for engaging campus and community partners as internship hosts, enriching sustainability curriculum, and inspiring students from high-school to recent graduates to consider energy careers..  

Speakers

Carina Anttila-Suarez, PhD, Professor, Biology, Skyline College

Rebecca Aviles, SEI Regional Campus Manager, Butte College

Colleen McCormick, Director, Sustainability, UC Merced

Jennifer Sanchez, Sustainability Coordinator, Office of the President, CSU Bakersfield

Stephen Miller, Deputy Director, Higher Education, Strategic Energy Innovations Presentation (Suarez, Aviles, McCormick, Sanchez, Miller)

 

Innovative Approaches and State-of-the-Art Campus Design Projects

 

Topic Areas: Energy, Green Building Operations and Maintenance 

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts 

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary Talk

Room: Buchanan 1920 

Date and Time: Wednesday, June 28, 8:00am-9:15am

Learn from three examples of exciting projects that are breaking new ground through innovative campus design.  This session features unique project challenges in central plants, academic buildings, and student housing applications. UCLA will discuss optimal central plant design and control with cogeneration and thermal energy storage. East Los Angeles College is incorporating holistic sustainable design approaches using multiple performance targets. Finally, the UC Office of the President will be discussing benchmarking and design strategies to achieve carbon neutrality.

Speakers

Hamarz Aryafar, Chief Technology Officer, Cal Poly Pomona

Parker Wells, Chief Executive Officer, Element 16 Technologies

Yuxu Han, Student fellow, UC Berkeley

Janika McFeely, Sustainability Specialist, UCOP

James Matson, Vice President, Principal, HGA Architects and Engineers, Los Angeles Community College District Presentation (Matson, Hovasapian)

Aris Hovasapian, Utility Program manager, Los Angeles Community College District

Moderator 

Ann McCormick, P.E, Principal, Newcomb Anderson McCormick

 

Achieving a Net Zero Energy Campus Through a New Innovative Methodology 

 

Topic Areas: Climate Action, Energy, and Green Building New Construction

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary Talk 

Room: Harold Frank Hall 

Date and Time: Wednesday, June 28, 9:30am-10:00am

Using the successful Pasadena City College Integrated Energy Master Plan and the Cerritos Community college as a case studies, this workshop will provide an overview on how to establish a strategy to achieve a cost effective, net zero energy campus. The presenters will illustrate how the first-of its-kind, energy master plan takes a holistic and comprehensive view of energy usage of all Pasadena Community College’s fifty buildings delivering far beyond a traditional facilities master plan limited to life cycle of its buildings, grounds and infrastructure.

Speakers

Bharat Patel, Advisor, Pasadena City College Green Technologies, PE, CEM, LEED AP, Principal & Engineering Leader HED Presentation

 

California Community Colleges: Meeting the Challenges of a Changing Energy Landscape

Topic Areas: Energy

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary Talk

Room: Bren Hall, Room 4016

Date and Time: Wednesday, June 28, 11:00am-12:00pm

The rapidly changing energy and climate change regulatory landscape provides challenges but also opportunities for the California Community College system. With limited resources, colleges must leverage multiple funding sources to implement energy and sustainability efforts. This session will be led by community college representatives who have maximized their construction bond dollars, scheduled maintenance funds, and Proposition 39 funding to implement important projects and initiatives. With the end of the Proposition 39 program near, this presentation will focus on changes to utility incentive programs, key policy and regulatory drivers, and strategies to take advantage of opportunities from the changing landscape.

Speakers

Alison Erlenbach, Program Manager, Government and Community Partnerships, Pacific Gas & Electric Company

Tom Macias, Director, Facilities, Mira Costa Community College District

Nelson Oliveira, Director, Facilities, Glendale Community College

Joe Fullerton, Energy and Sustainability Manager, Facilities Planning and Operations, San Mateo Community College District

Albert Miranda, Director, Physical Plant; Facilities, Cypress Community College

David Liebman, Energy & Sustainability Manager, Facilities Planning and Operations, Sonoma Junior College District Presentation (Erlenbach, Macias, Oliviera, Fullerton, Miranda, Liebman)

Moderator

Lisa Hannaman, Account Manager, Southern California Edison

 

High Performance Building Operations Professional Training and Certification

 

Topic Areas: Energy, Green Building Operations and Maintenance 

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts 

Jargon Level: General Audience

Room: Bren 1424 

Date and Time: Wednesday, June 28, 1:45pm-3:00pm

Discover how the BEST Center, a national center funded by the National Science Foundation, partnered with the investor owned utilities and industry to identify the skills gap and develop training to address those gaps using a DACUM (Developing A Curriculum) process. A discussion of how the (DACUM) was used to identifying KSAs (Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes) required by industry for High Performance Building Operations Professionals (HPBOP), the DACUM national validation and industry endorsement will be also be reviewed.  During this session participants engage in an interactive exercise that will result in identifying and prioritizing measures to improve building performance.

Speakers

Peter Crabtree, Dean, Career, and Technical Education, Laney College 

Chuck Frost, ECT Faculty, Laney College

Pamela Wallace, Director, BEST Center, Laney College Presentation (Crabtree, Frost, Wallace)

 

Fog Catcher: Exploring Sustainable Strategies and Zero Energy at San Francisco State University

Topic Areas:  Energy, Green Building, Water and Landscape

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary Talk

Room: Bren 1424

Date and Time: Wednesday, June 28th, 3:15pm-4:00pm

San Francisco State University, which promotes radical and nimble thinking, hosted Architecture at Zero—an international zero energy competition—in 2016. The challenge was to develop a ZE district and building solution for student housing and associated uses in a climate characterized by fog and wind. Little, a design firm that received top honors in the competition, embraced the specific microclimate of western San Francisco and developed an innovative design strategy to achieve net­ positive energy and occupant comfort without a conventional mechanical system. The Fog Catcher design follows biomimicry and employs passive design strategies and tiny living concepts. 

Speakers:

Jill Anthes, Executive Director of Planning and Design, Physical Planning and Development, San Francisco State University Presentation (Anthes, Jones, Gill, Eliaeson)

Leigh Anne Jones, AIA, LEED®AP BD+C, Studio Leader, Little

Tomás Jiménez-Eliæson, AIA, M.Arch, LEED®AP BD+C, Director of Design, Little

Dan Gill, P.E., Studio Principal, Consulting Specialties, Engineering, Little

Food Insecurities Causes, Vending as a Part of the Solution, and Mapping Food Equality and Inclusion

 

Topic Areas: Food Systems, Social Equity

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts 

Jargon Level: General Audience

Room: MSI Auditorium  

Date and Time: Tuesday, June 27, 9:15am-10:30am

Food insecurity amongst college students across the United States is at alarmingly high levels This multi-campus presentation brings together UCSB who will be discussing the diverse root cause and innovative ideas being implemented to address that.  Additionally, the UC Global Food Initiative formed a working group to create a system wide toolkit to ensure health vening options on campus and they will be sharing the toolkit content, best practices,and more.  Another aspect of reducing food insecurity is diversity and inclusion.  You will also learn how the UC Berkeley Foodscape Mapping Project addresses diversity, equity, and inclusion in a university food system.

Speakers

Nicholas Turton, Food Security Policy Research Assistant, UC Global Food Initiative. BA, Communication Studies, UC Santa Barbara

Janice Kao, MPH, Research Coordinator, Nutrition Policy Institute, University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources Presentation (Kao, Bass)

Kyrie Bass, MBA, Director, Organizational Performance, Housing and Hospitality Services, UC Los Angeles

Rosalie Z Fanshel, Program Manager, Berkeley Food Institute, UC Berkeley Presentation

Moderator 

Andrea Gutierrez, Food Access and Security Coordinator, Center for Educational Partnerships, UC Irvine

 

Strategic and Sustainable: Food Sourcing and Burger Production

 

Topic Areas: Food Systems, Procurement

Level of Attainability: Low Hanging Fruit

Jargon Level: General Audience

Room: Bren 1414

Date and Time: Tuesday, June 27, 10:45am-12:00pm

During this session, speakers will discuss strategies for sourcing more humane and sustainable animal products and strategies for integrating those products into their dining services. The speakers will discuss animal welfare procurement policies, barriers to integrating sustainable animal products ,and effective methods to reduce the overall use of animal products in overcoming these challenges. Then UCR Dining Department will discuss their “Seeds of Change” vision to provide food that is healthier, sustainable and ethically sourced. The vision led to the evolution of UCR’s desire to mass produce a hamburger blend that is 70% fresh angus chuck, and 30% fully prepared ground mushroom.

Speakers

Audrey Horn, Global Food Initiative Fellow, Biopsychology, UC Santa Barbara Presentation (Horn, DeCoriolis)

Andrew DeCoriolis, Policy Director, Farm Forward

Matthew Burke, Procurement Analyst, UC Riverside Presentation (Burke, Plascencia)

Gustavo Plascencia, General Manager of Safety and Sustainability, UC Riverside

Moderator

Justin Sullivan, CPSM, Director, Strategic Sourcing Centers of Excellence, University of California

 

Hands-On Sustainability: Bio-Waste Recovery, Food Recovery, Community Gardens 

 

Topic Areas: Food Systems, Waste Reduction and Recycling

Level of Attainability: Low Hanging Fruit 

Jargon Level: General Audience

Room: Bren 4016  

Date and Time: Tuesday, June 27, 2:30pm-3:45pm

CSU-Sacramento will report on their “bio-wastes to healthy foods” program, where a campus-wide rollout is underway.. Upcycling green, brown and food wastes, using vermicomposting and aquaponics, CSUS produces healthy foods and reduces landfill volume. UC-Santa Barbara will present on their Food Recovery Pilot Project, which mobilizes in June, 2017. Discussion will include the history and background of food recovery, development of the pilot project and future plans for the project. UC-Irvine will discuss The UCI Garden Project, which is comprised of six UCI-based gardens being developed into a laboratory for sustainability education and research.

Speakers

Brook Murphy, PhD, Professor, CSU Sacramento

Thomas Wang, Student Intern, Sustainability Program, UC Santa Barbara

Adonia Lugo, Masters Student, Urban Planning, UC Irvine

Moderator 

Mike Carey, Sustainability Coordinator/Faculty, Orange Coast College

 

Cooperative Curriculum for a Resilient Future

 

Topic Areas: Food Systems, Curriculum, Social Equity 

Level of Attainability: Low Hanging Fruit   

Jargon Level: General Audience

Room: Mosher Alumni House 

Date and Time: Tuesday, June 27, 2:30pm-3:45pm

The cooperative business model and cooperative economics are not taught as subjects in most U.S. undergraduate programs. To address the systemic lack of awareness, this workshop will explore how to launch innovative student-initiated or academically-sponsored courses on cooperative history and how they can be tools for building environmentally, economically, and socially just communities. We will identify the challenges and opportunities for establishing cooperative curriculum and collaboratively explore new avenues for cooperative education, especially in sustainability discourse. Together, let’s develop a network of students and educators committed to introducing the cooperative model to a broader audience of young entrepreneurs and changemakers!

Speakers

Angela Harris, Staff Adviser for Student Run Sustainability Organizations, UC Santa Cruz

Grace Lihn, Undergraduate Student, Cooperatives & the Politics of Food, Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management

 

Cal Poly Campus Dining: Sustainable Dining to Reduce the University’s Foodprint

 

Topic Areas: Food Systems

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts 

Jargon Level: General Audience

Room: MSI Auditorium   

Date and Time: Tuesday, June 27, 4:00pm-4:30pm

As one of the largest commercial services at Cal Poly, Campus Dining strives to lessen its environmental impact on campus, providing students with an environmentally friendly campus now and in the future. To this end, Campus Dining’s food sustainability program was developed to reduce Cal Poly’s overall ecological “foodprint.” Program strategies were threefold and were developed to: increase food sustainability through procurement, production and waste practices; build partnerships across campus with stakeholders sharing common goals for a more holistic, effective approach; and employ community outreach to promote food sustainability.

Speakers

Ellen Curtis, Director of Marketing and Communications, Cal Poly SLO Presentation (Curtis, Coates)

Megan Coates, Megan Coats, RD, Registered Dietitian and Sustainability Coordinator, Campus Dining, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

 

Hunger in the Bay Area: How SJSU Addresses Food Insecurity

 

Topic Areas: Food Security, Social Equity

Level of Attainability: Low-hanging fruit

Jargon Level: General Audience

Room: Bren 1424

Data and Time: Tuesday, June 27th 4:00-4:30 pm 

An increasing number of college students must choose between educational materials, living expenses, and food. Meals are often skipped to save money and meals that are consumed lack adequate nutrition. Food insecurity is the lack of reliable access to sufficient quantities of affordable, nutritious food. With 1 in 3 SJSU students identifying as food insecure, the campus has created a multipronged approach with food shelves, a mobile food pantry, free breakfast clubs, a community garden, cooking classes, and more with on-campus and off-campus partnerships. Come learn how a Bay Area university has built programs to mitigate food insecurity.

Speaker

Kristen Wonder, Sustainability Coordinator and Co-chair of the Student Hunger Committee Presentation

 

Improving Food Systems Through Purchasing, Planning, and Policy  

 

Topic Areas: Food Systems

Level of Attainability: Deep Green 

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary Talk

Room: Bren 1414 

Date and Time: Wednesday, June 28, 8:00am-9:15am

Food systems are an important element of sustainability. From understanding the resources used to grow and transport food to reducing food waste through production discards and surplus or landfilling, universities and colleges can make more sustainable food related choices. UC Davis staff will discuss how green purchasing and waste disposal decisions can help create a more sustainable food system from cradle to grave, and how that information can be shared with event planners and other stakeholders. Additionally, several professors from UCLA will be facilitating a dynamic discussion about how legal and other educators can better address a rapidly evolving food system with a growing cohort of students as advocates.

Speakers

Dawn Morrissey, Center for Continuing Professional Education, Program Manager, UC Davis

Sue Vang, Waste Reduction & Recycling Manager, Office of Sustainability, UC Davis

Allison Korn, Clinical Director, Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy, UC Los Angeles

Moderator 

Navpreet Khabra

 

Fighting Campus Food Insecurity, SNAP/EBT Benefits Accepted at Loyola Marymount University C-Lion

 

Topic Areas: Food Systems

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts 

Jargon Level: General Audience

Room: Buchanan 1920  

Date and Time: Wednesday, June 28, 9:30am-10:00am

Higher education leaders are realizing their students are among the millions of Americans who struggle with food insecurity. While there is a lack of national data, available literature suggests college student food insecurity is higher than the national average and rising. Loyola Marymount University has explored and implemented a novel strategy for fighting hunger on campus: SNAP/EBT acceptance at the University’s convenience store. Attendees will learn from Ray Dennis, Associate VP of Auxiliary Management and Business Services, about LMU’s vision for SNAP/EBT acceptance (aka Cal Fresh), Sodexo’s partnership, and how instrumental this program is to combating hunger in Higher Education.

Speakers

Ray Dennis, Associate Vice President, LMU Presentation (Dennis, Walker)

Katherine Walker, Sr. Manager, Sustainability & CSR Performance, Sodexo North America

 

Sustainability in the Kitchen

 

Topic Areas: Food Systems, Student Affairs and Auxiliaries

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: General Audience

Room: Bren 1424

Date and Time: Wednesday, June 28, 11:00am-12:15pm

Utilizing their campus demonstration kitchens to engage students, staff and faculty in workshop settings, UC Santa Barbara shares best practices on how to program and organize around sustainable food. With a focus on linking healthy cooking with those that are food insecure, the UCSB University Center Dining will discuss how to plan, budget, cook and teach your community about affordable, convenient and sustainable meals. In this primarily interactive session, you’ll takeaway not only technical skills (3 knife skills and 3 cooking techniques) in the kitchen, but ways to engage attendees in their dietary choices.

Speakers

Mickael Blancho, Production Manager, University Center Dining, University of California, Santa Barbara

John Lazarus, Assistant Director, University Center Dining, University of California, Santa Barbara Presentation (Lazarus, Blancho)

Moderator

Andrea Gutierrez, Food Access and Security Coordinator, Center for Educational Partnerships

 

Healthy Environment= Healthy Mind and Bodies

 

Topic Areas: Green Building New Construction

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts 

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary Talk

Room: Bren 4016

Date and Time: Tuesday, June 27, 10:45am-12:00pm

Project presentation by the 2017 CHESC Best Practice Award winners in the Overall Sustainable Design category. Learn more about the full aspects of a successful building, and how three universities are creating an environment that optimizes building and site interactions while promoting occupants health of both body and mind. San Jose State University has created all this and much more in their new Student Health Center. UC Irvine demonstrates their specialty in developing “Living and Learning” residences that foster a social and supportive living environment in their new LEED platinum certified Mesa Court Housing complex. UC Santa Barbara combines immensely beautiful aesthetics and minimized impacts to natural space through new affordable Faculty and Staff Homes on their North Campus.

Speakers

Jeff Taylor, Facilities Control Specialist, Energy, Utilities, and Sustainability, CSU San Jose Presentation (Taylor, Bayer)

Adam Bayer, Senior Electrical Engineer, Physical Planning and Construction, UC Santa Cruz

Lou Gill, Director,Student Housing, UC Irvine  

Wayne Chapman, 

Moderator

Juliana Goodlaw-Morris, Sustainability Manager, Safety, Risk, and Sustainability, CSU San Marcos

 

Making Net Zero a Reality with New Construction, Retrofits and PPA’s

 

Topic Areas: Green Building New Construction

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts 

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary Talk

Room: Buchanan 1920

Date and Time: Tuesday, June 27, 2:30pm-3:45pm

Net Zero Energy or Carbon Neutral buildings are now a reality on our campuses and we are all navigating the challenging pathway to a carbon neutral campus on both the demand and the supply side. Here’s a look at how CSULB designed a new building to be energy neutral, UC Davis retrofit an old office building with the energy systems of the future, and UC Berkeley worked with UCOP to set up solar PPA’s for success. Each of these areas presents different challenges and opportunities as we chart our way to carbon neutrality and these promising projects offer lessons for everyone.

Speakers

Aravind Batra, Vice President, Senior Electrical Engineer, P2S Presentation (Batra, Gutierrez, Snelson)

Stephanie Gutierrez, Project Manager, CSU Long Beach

Amanda Snelson, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, ZGF Architects LLP

Joshua Morejohn, PE, CEM,  UC Davis Presentation (Morejon, Fauchier)

Nicolas X Fauchier-Magnan, Sr. Energy Engineer, UC Davis

Moderator

Andrew Riley, CEM, Sustainability Specialist, UC Santa Barbara

 

All Buildings Are Predictions and All Predictions Are Wrong

 

Topic Areas: Green Building New Construction, Green Building Operations and Maintenance

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts 

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary Talk

Room: Marine Science Research Building (MSRB), MSI Auditorium

Date and Time: Tuesday, June 27, 2:30pm-3:45pm

Two projects overcome the challenge of making the most out of existing buildings by adaptive reuse, better systems and better operation of the existing systems. UC Davis and their A/E will present strategies for the reuse of an existing “lost” building to provide new, creative “maker spaces”. San Jose State also be presenting the improvements and commissioning they did to their central plant to increase efficiency and provide capacity for future building projects.

Speakers

Greg Secor, Sr. Project Manager, UC Davis

Derek Deville, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Associate Principal, Hacker Architect Presentation (Secor, Deville)

Chris Nordby, Director, Energy, Utility and Sustainability, CSU San Jose Presentation (Nordby, Liu)

Robin Liu, Senior Energy Engineer, Enpowered Solutions

Moderator

Amorette Getty, Postdoctoral Researcher; Staff Advisor, LabRATS, UC Santa Barbara

 

Achieving a Net Zero Energy Campus Through a New Innovative Methodology 

 

Topic Areas: Climate Action, Energy, and Green Building New Construction

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary Talk 

Room: Harold Frank Hall 

Date and Time: Wednesday, June 28, 9:30am-10:00am

Using the successful Pasadena City College Integrated Energy Master Plan and the Cerritos Community college as a case studies, this workshop will provide an overview on how to establish a strategy to achieve a cost effective, net zero energy campus. The presenters will illustrate how the first-of its-kind, energy master plan takes a holistic and comprehensive view of energy usage of all Pasadena Community College’s fifty buildings delivering far beyond a traditional facilities master plan limited to life cycle of its buildings, grounds and infrastructure.

Speakers

Bharat Patel, Advisor, Pasadena City College Green Technologies, PE, CEM, LEED AP, Principal & Engineering Leader HED Presentation

 

Achieving LEED Platinum and the Journey to the Goal

 

Topic Areas: Green Building New Construction

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts 

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary Talk

Room: MSI Auditorium 

Date and Time: Wednesday, June 28, 1:45pm-3:00pm

Join San Jose-Evergreen Community College, UC Merced and UCLA in exploring how their projects made the grade.  The three project teams approached the journey in a different manner using the values of the project. Two were able to achieve their goal of LEED Platinum and one is on the way.  Come hear how they used technology, local industry, recycled and reclaimed materials, alternative delivery methods and innovative design to reach their goal of providing their campus with a LEED Platinum building.

Speakers

Jonathan McMurtry, Associate Principal, San Jose Evergreen Community College District, Lionakis Presentation (McMurty, Letcher, Reilman)

Owen Letcher, Facilities and Bond Program manager, San Jose Evergreen Community College District

Andrew Reilman, Principal, UCLA Capital Projects, Integral Group Presentation (Reilman, Daly, Lynch)

Kevin Daly, Owner, Kevin Daly Architects

Todd Lynch, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Principal Project Planner, Capital Planning and Finance, UC Los Angeles

Breeana Sylvas, Senior Analyst, UC Merced Presentation (Sylvas, Maxwell)

Mark Maxwell, Assistant Director of Sustainability, UC Merced

Moderator

Patti Mitchell, AIA, LEED AP, Associate Director, UC San Francisco  

Best Practice Awards Presentation: Monitoring Based COmmissioning (MBCx)

 

Topic Areas: Green Building Operations and Maintenance, Energy

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts 

Jargon Level: Specialty Talk 

Room: MSI Auditorium  

Date and Time: Tuesday, June 27, 9:15am-10:30am

Project presentation by the 2017 CHESC Best Practice Award winners in the HVAC Design/Retrofit and Commissioning category. The UC San Diego Atkinson Hall Monitoring Based Commissioning (MBCx) project, and CSU Dominguez Hills Energy Valves Deployment project best-in-class examples of energy saving HVAC approaches. Learn about each BPA recipient’s project design and implementation, as well as an overview of UC Santa Barbara’s deployment of cloud-based HVAC analytics and the evolution of data acquisition methods.

Speakers

Jordan Sager, Campus Energy Manager, UC Santa Barbara Presentation (Sager, Georgescu)

Michael Georgescu, Director of Engineering, UC Santa Barbara

Michelle Perez, Campus Energy Engineer, UC San Diego Presentation (Perez, Junge)

Grace Junge, Energy Engineer, UC San Diego

Kenny Seeton, Central Plant Manager, Energy Manager, CSU Dominguez Hills Presentation

Moderator 

Aaron Klemm, Chief, Energy and Sustainability, California State University, Chancellor’s Office 

 

All Buildings Are Predictions and All Predictions Are Wrong

 

Topic Areas: Green Building Operations and Maintenance, Green Building New Construction

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts 

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary Talk

Room: Marine Science Research Building (MSRB), MSI Auditorium

Date and Time: Tuesday, June 27, 2:30pm-3:45pm

Two projects overcome the challenge of making the most out of existing buildings by adaptive reuse, better systems and better operation of the existing systems. UC Davis and their A/E will present strategies for the reuse of an existing “lost” building to provide new, creative “maker spaces”. San Jose State also be presenting the improvements and commissioning they did to their central plant to increase efficiency and provide capacity for future building projects.

Speakers

Greg Secor, Sr. Project Manager, UC Davis

Derek Deville, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Associate Principal, Hacker Architect Presentation (Secor, Deville)

Chris Nordby, Director, Energy, Utility and Sustainability, CSU San Jose Presentation (Nordby, Liu)

Robin Liu, Senior Energy Engineer, Enpowered Solutions

Moderator

Amorette Getty, Postdoctoral Researcher; Staff Advisor, LabRATS, UC Santa Barbara

 

Best Practice Awards Presentation: Lighting Design/ Retrofit

 

Topic Areas: Green Building Operations and Maintenance, Energy

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts 

Jargon Level: Specialty Talk

Room: Harold Frank Hall  

Date and Time: Wednesday, June 28, 8:00am-9:15am

Project presentations by the 2017 CHESC Best Practice Award winners in the Lighting Design/Retrofit category. The CSU Sacramento Mendocino Hall Pilot LED Lighting Retrofit Project and the UC Santa Barbara Student Affairs & Administrative Services Building Advanced Lighting Project both include LED lighting retrofits combined with next-generation controls installations for maximum energy efficiency. Learn about each project’s design and implementation, and get an update from Southern California Edison on the current state of lighting retrofit incentives available through the UC/CSU/IOU Energy Efficiency Partnership

Speakers

Nathaniel Martin, Energy and Utilities Analyst, CSU Sacramento Presentation

Jordan Sager, Campus Energy Manager, UC Santa Barbara

Lisa Hannaman, Account Manager, Utility Company, Southern California Edison Presentation

Moderator 

Lindsey Rowell, Director of Energy and Utility Services, CSU San Marcos

 

Innovative Approaches and State-of-the-Art Campus Design Projects

 

Topic Areas: Energy, Green Building Operations and Maintenance 

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts 

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary Talk

Room: Buchanan 1920 

Date and Time: Wednesday, June 28, 8:00am-9:15am

Learn from three examples of exciting projects that are breaking new ground through innovative campus design.  This session features unique project challenges in central plants, academic buildings, and student housing applications. UCLA will discuss optimal central plant design and control with cogeneration and thermal energy storage. East Los Angeles College is incorporating holistic sustainable design approaches using multiple performance targets. Finally, the UC Office of the President will be discussing benchmarking and design strategies to achieve carbon neutrality. 

Speakers

Hamarz Aryafar, Chief Technology Officer, Cal Poly Pomona

Parker Wells, Chief Executive Officer, Element 16 Technologies

Yuxu Han, Student fellow, UC Berkeley 

Janika McFeely, Sustainability Specialist, UCOP

James Matson, Vice President, Principal, HGA Architects and Engineers, Los Angeles Community College District Presentation (Matson, Hovasapian)

Aris Hovasapian, Utility Program manager, Los Angeles Community College District

Moderator 

Ann McCormick, P.E, Principal, Newcomb Anderson McCormick

 

Collaboration and Communication is Key to Successful Sustainability Projects and Programs

 

Topic Areas: Green Building Operations and Maintenance

Level of Attainability: Low Hanging Fruit 

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary Talk

Room: Buchanan 1920

Date and Time: Wednesday, June 28, 11:00am-12:15pm

Collaboration, communication, partnership and support are key to incorporating successful sustainability projects on university campuses. UC Santa Barbara and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Lab will discuss how partnering with students and facilities management along with a collaboration and communication forum, led to a successful completion of their projects. Stanford University will discuss how, with support from the Provost and senior leadership, they were able to roll out a successful building sustainability rating system, similar to the LEED Green Buildings Operation and Maintenance certification program.

Speakers

Rashmi Sahai, Assessments Program Manager, Stanford University Presentation

Karen Salvini, Sustainability Project Manager, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Presentation

Ali Hussaini, Undergraduate Student, Intern, Sustainability Office, UC Santa Barbara

Moderator

Kristen Lee

 

High Performance Building Operations Professional Training and Certification

 

Topic Areas: Green Building Operations and Maintenance, Energy

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts 

Jargon Level: General Audience

Room: Bren 1424 

Date and Time: Wednesday, June 28, 1:45pm-3:00pm

Discover how the BEST Center, a national center funded by the National Science Foundation, partnered with the investor owned utilities and industry to identify the skills gap and develop training to address those gaps using a DACUM (Developing A Curriculum) process. A discussion of how the (DACUM) was used to identifying KSAs (Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes) required by industry for High Performance Building Operations Professionals (HPBOP), the DACUM national validation and industry endorsement will be also be reviewed.  During this session participants engage in an interactive exercise that will result in identifying and prioritizing measures to improve building performance.

Speakers

Peter Crabtree, Dean, Career, and Technical Education, Laney College

Chuck Frost, ECT Faculty, Laney College

Pamela Wallace, Director, BEST Center, Laney College Presentation (Crabtree, Frost, Wallace)

 

Campus as a Living Lab: How Facilities and Faculty Partnerships Empower and Engage Students

Topic Areas: Curriculum, Green Building Operations and Management, Water and Landscape  

Level of Attainability: Low Hanging Fruit     

Jargon Level: General Audience 

Room: Buchanan 1920 

Date and Time: Wednesday, June 28, 3:15pm-4:00pm

In this presentation, Hilary will teach the audience how to utilize the campus as a living lab through a tool utilized at San Mateo County Community College District (SMCCCD) where strategic partnerships with Facilities and faculty formed to design a campus-wide water audit lecture and lab.  Students gained knowledge of water resources, drought, conservation, SMCCCD initiatives, and real life experience on how to conduct a water audit all while providing Facilities with valuable indoor fixture and water use data.  Students were also given reflection and take-home assignments that furthered the students’ knowledge into action and spread awareness throughout the community.

Speakers

Hilary Ego, Utility and Sustainability Specialist, Facilities Planning, Maintenance, and Operations, San Mateo County Community College District Presentation

Reforming Student Organizations to Embrace Sustainability

 

Topic Areas: Institutionalizing Sustainability (IS), Student Affairs and Auxiliaries

Level of Attainability: Deep Green

Jargon Level: General Audience

Room: Bren 1414

Date and Time: Tuesday, June 27, 9:15am-10:30am

This session will focus on incorporating students, both undergraduate and graduate, into sustainability efforts on campus. Student voices and energy are useful tools to producing positive changes in a campus’ sustainability. Cal Poly will present their strategy on incorporating sustainability into student organizations. UCR will talk about creating a Graduate Student Sustainability Liaison. The Best Practice Winner from Cal Poly will discuss their 2016 Student Sustainability Leadership Summit.

Speakers

Kylee Singh, Sustainability Coordinator, CSU San Luis Obispo Presentation (Singh, Christensen)

Benjamin Christensen, Green Campus Team Manager, CSU San Luis Obispo 

Peter Byrley, Graduate Research Assistant, Office of Sustainability Liaison, UC Riverside

Beth L Hotchkiss, Undergraduate Student, Civil Engineering, CSU San Luis Obispo

Moderator

Bill McTague, Resource Planning, Information Technology, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, UC Santa Barbara

 

The UC-CSU Knowledge Action Network for Transformative Climate and Sustainability Education and Action

 

Topic Areas: Climate Action, Curriculum, Institutionalizing Sustainability

Level of Attainability: Deep Green

Jargon Level: General Audience

Room: Mosher Alumni House 

Date and Time: Tuesday, June 27, 9:15am-10:30am

The emerging UC-CSU Knowledge Action Network (KAN) for Transformative Climate and Sustainability Education and Action is a collaborative effort of UC and CSU educators to scale and intensify California students’ literacy in climate change, climate justice, carbon neutrality/greenhouse gas emissions reductions, and sustainability.  Our aim is to provide California educators a collaborative framework to facilitate sustainability and climate education and action, and to accelerate California educators’ abilities to offer climate change, climate justice, carbon neutrality, and sustainability education to all California students in ways that are culturally contextualized, responsive, and sustaining, as well as actionable and relevant to their futures.  

Speakers

John Foran, Professor, Sociology, UC Santa Barbara

Mark Stemen, PhD, Professor, Geography and Planning, CSU Chico Presentation (Foran, Stemen)

 

Working Together: Creating a bridge between sustainability and facilities

 

Topic Areas: Institutionalizing Sustainability, Student Affairs

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: General Audience

Room: Buchanan 1920

Date and Time: Tuesday, June 27, 10:45am-12:00pm

This session will focus on recent projects that were strengthened by bridging sustainability teams with the Facilities Department. This collaborative approach provides needed analytics and support for the Facilities Department, while creating a path for implementation for sustainability projects. San Mateo Community College faculty will outline how they work with facilities to use the campus as a living lab for water audits. Sonoma County Junior College District will describe the new Facilities Sustainability Internship they created that allows students to work with Facilities on sustainability projects while earning course credit. The UCOP, UCLA and UCSB panelists will outline how they have successfully implemented numerous projects by focusing on the collaboration and support they can offer to the Facilities department.

Speakers

David Liebman, Energy and Sustainability Coordinator/Consultant, Sonoma County Junior College District

Hilary Ego, Utility and Sustainability Specialist, San Mateo County Community College District Presentation (Liebman, Ego)

Nurit Katz, Executive Officer of Facilities Management and Chief Sustainability Officer, University of California, Los Angeles

David McHale, Director of Facilities Management, University of California, Santa Barbara

Moderator

TallChief Comet, Director, Office of Sustainability & Grounds Manager, Humboldt State University

 

Sustainability through the Future: Approaches to Strategic Planning 

 

Topic Areas: Institutionalizing Sustainability 

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts 

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary Talk

Room: Bren 1414

Date and Time: Tuesday, June 27, 2:30pm-3:45pm

This panel will look at approaches to long term strategic planning within Sustainability Departments. Cal Poly and Humboldt State will compare their approaches to collecting data for STARS 2.1 and working to institutionalize changes amongst departments. UC Merced will discuss their planning for their campuses; infrastructure expansion.

Speakers

Kylee Singh, Sustainability Coordinator, Cal Poly, Humboldt State University Presentation (Singh, Koscielak)

Kathleen Koscielak, Sustainability Coordinator, Humboldt State University

Breeana Sylvas, Senior Analyst, UC Merced Presentation

Moderator 

Ryan Todd, Sustainability Manager, California State University, Sacramento

 

Thinking Big: Strategic and Innovative Approaches to Achieve Transformational Change

Topic Areas: Climate Action, Institutionalizing Sustainability 

Level of Attainability: Deep Green 

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary Talk 

Room: Harold Frank Hall 188

Date and Time: Wednesday, June 28, 11:00am-12:15pm

Despite reducing carbon emissions for many years, transformational changes within colleges and universities are still necessary to achieve targets put forward in university policy. This panel will focus on efforts that grapple with this challenge and will discuss strategies to enable significant change. The UCOP will present an analysis of what has prevented UC campuses from implementing strategies necessary to achieve carbon neutrality by 2025. The California Institute of Technology will focus on lessons learned from its recent energy resource planning process determining the Institute’s energy portfolio over the next 20 years. Alden Phinney, from UCSC, will explore internal carbon pricing models that assign a cost to carbon to incentivize climate action.  

Speakers

John Onderdonk, Director,Sustainability Programs, Caltech

Tyler Durchslag-Richardson, Associate,Sustainability Programs, Caltech

Matt St. Clair, Director,Sustainability, UC Office of the President Presentation (St.Clair, Phillips)

David Phillips, Associate Vice President,Energy and Sustainability, UC Office of the President 

Moderator 

Michael Clemson, Energy Program Manager, Capital Planning, Design, and Construction, CSU Chancellor’s Office

 

Growing your Sustainability Culture, Team, and Resources

 

Topic Areas: Institutionalizing Sustainability (IS) and Student Affairs and Auxiliaries

Level of Attainability: Low Hanging Fruit

Jargon Level: General Audience

Room: Bren 1414

Date and Time: Wednesday, July 28, 11:00am-12:15pm

With sustainability departments often lacking in personnel, budgets, resources, or all of the above, it is important to be creative with how you drive your sustainability culture at your campus. At Santa Clara University, this has taken the form of prioritizing on-campus partnerships and maximizing office usage of student interns, resources and processes. CSU Long Beach uses events and student-led showcases to forge culture within their local communities, helping drive meaningful work and future collaborations. Finally, through a partnership with a local community partner and utility, San Mateo Community College District takes on a unique approach by placing emerging sustainability professionals in fellowships supporting facilities staff.

Speakers

Julie Barstow, Energy and Environmental Associate, District Office, San Mateo Community College District

Candise Almendral, Energy and Environmental Associate, Facilities, Planning, and Plant Operation Department, Cabrillo Community College District

Claudette Diaz, Associate, Energy and Sustainability, Sonoma County Junior College District

Holli Fajack, Sustainability Coordinator, Physical Planning & Facilities Management, CSU Long Beach Presentation

Cara K. Uy, Sustainability Coordinator, Center for Sustainability, Santa Clara University  Presentation

Moderator 

TallChief Comet, Director, Office of Sustainability & Grounds Manager, Humboldt State University

 

Collaborative Approaches to Institutionalizing Sustainability and Engaging the Public 

 

Topic Areas: Curriculum, Climate Action, Institutionalizing Sustainability  

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts  

Jargon Level: General Audience

Room: Harold Frank Hall  

Date and Time: Wednesday, June 28, 1:45pm-3:00pm

These sessions offer collaborative approaches to sustainability by engaging the public sector, establishing a body of sustainability knowledge for the UC-CSU systems and engaging with social organizations. Attendees will gain a comprehensive understanding of how UC-CSU sustainability knowledge is being cultivated, utilized, and preserved. Conversely, attendees will hear how this knowledge can be developed in conjunction with organizations outside of educational institutions.  

Speakers

John Foran, Professor, Sociology, UC Santa Barbara

Karina Garbesi, PhD, Director, Environmental Studies Program, CSU East Bay Presentation (Garbesi, Buckholz)

Jillian Buckholz, Director, Sustainability, CSU East Bay

Casandra Rauser, PhD, Director, Sustainable LA Grand Challenge, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research Presentation

Moderator 

Jessica Bilecki, Director of Sustainability, University of the Pacific

 

Development of EPP Policy and Criteria for Improved Sustainable Procurement

 

Topic Areas: Procurement and Business Services

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts 

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary Talk 

Room: Ellison Hall, Room 2620

Date and Time: Tuesday June 27, 9:15am-10:30am

Riley Smith, Jessian Choy, and Alicia Culver will present their unique experiences developing environmentally preferable purchasing (EPP) policy and criteria for their respective institutions as they apply to higher education institutions. Topics covered include: development of EPP policy through facilitated workshops, identification of stakeholders, and staff education; development of EPP category-specific criteria and how to use it to direct buyers towards sustainable products; how to identify solicitation opportunities and use contract development as a means to create EPP specifications.

Speakers

Riley Smith, Sustainability Director, Sustainability, Saint Mary’s College of California Presentation

Jessian Choy, City Toxics Reduction Analyst, San Francisco Department of the Environment, UC Santa Cruz Presentation

Alicia Culver, Executive Director, Responsible Purchasing Network Presentation

Moderator

Heather Perry, Sustainable Procurement Analyst, Purchasing, UC Santa Barbara

 

Strategic and Sustainable: Food Sourcing and Burger Production

 

Topic Areas: Procurement, Food Systems 

Level of Attainability: Low Hanging Fruit

Jargon Level: General Audience

Room: Bren 1414

Date and Time: Tuesday, June 27, 10:45am-12:00pm

During this session, speakers will discuss strategies for sourcing more humane and sustainable animal products and strategies for integrating those products into their dining services. The speakers will discuss animal welfare procurement policies, barriers to integrating sustainable animal products ,and effective methods to reduce the overall use of animal products in overcoming these challenges. Then UCR Dining Department will discuss their “Seeds of Change” vision to provide food that is healthier, sustainable and ethically sourced. The vision led to the evolution of UCR’s desire to mass produce a hamburger blend that is 70% fresh angus chuck, and 30% fully prepared ground mushroom.

Speakers

Audrey Horn, Global Food Initiative Fellow, Biopsychology, UC Santa Barbara Presentation (Horn, DeCoriolis)

Andrew DeCoriolis, Policy Director, Farm Forward

Matthew Burke, Procurement Analyst, UC Riverside Presentation (Burke, Plascencia)

Gustavo PlascenciaGeneral Manager of Safety and Sustainability, UC Riverside

Moderator

Justin Sullivan, CPSM, Director, Strategic Sourcing Centers of Excellence, University of California

 

 

Leveraging Common Goals and Events to Spread the Zero Waste Message Across the UC System

 

Topic Areas: Procurement

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary Talk

Room: Mosher Alumni House 

Date and Time: Wednesday, June 28, 11:00am-12:15pm

The University of California has a “Zero Waste” goal by 2020. In January 2017, it maximized available funding with a matching fund to launch a system wide communications campaign across all campuses. The campaign was intended to increase awareness about the Zero Waste goal and encourage higher diversion rates. This included a unifying visual element and website, online toolkit for social media efforts, and organized monthly outreach activities. Representatives from the administrator, working group, and individual campus levels will highlight challenges and revelations from current efforts as well as modifications to the campaign that would be needed in order to succeed.

Speakers

Sue Vang, Waste Reduction & Recycling Manager, Office of Sustainability, UC Davis

Robert Barton, Climate Corp Fellow, Energy and Sustainability, UC Office of the President Presentation

Allen P. Doyle,Sustainability Manager, Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability, UC Davis Presentation

Moderator

Hilary Bekmann, Associate Director of Sustainability, Energy and Sustainability, UC Office of the President

 

The Understanding and Application of Sustainable Implementations to Lab Freezers

Topic Areas: Procurement

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary Talk

Room: Ellison Hall, Room 2620 

Date and Time: Wednesday, June 28, 1:45pm-3:00pm

In this session, presenters from UC Davis and My Green Lab ( will discuss the ENERGY STAR process and how to adapt it for other product categories. In addition, presenters from UC San Diego and My Green Labs will describe a competition to bring about and recognize best practices in cold storage management, the North American Laboratory Freezer Challenge united labs and institutions to focus on improving the tremendous energy and maintenance requirements of cold storage. This talk will detail the logistics, challenges, solutions, successes, and benefits of large-scale participation in the NALFC at UC San Diego

 

Speakers

Allen P. Doyle, Sustainability Manager, Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability, UC Davis Presentation

Allison Paradise, Executive Director, My Green Lab

Erika Daley, Outreach Coordinator, My Green Lab Presentation (Daley, Perez)

Michelle Perez, PE, LEED AP, Campus Energy Engineer, Facilities Management, UC San Diego

Moderator

Mo Lovegreen, Director, Campus Sustainability; Executive Officer, Geography, UC Santa Barbara

 

Food Insecurities Causes, Vending as a Part of the Solution, and Mapping Food Equality and Inclusion

 

Topic Areas: Social Equity, Food Systems

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts 

Jargon Level: General Audience

Room: MSI Auditorium  

Date and Time: Tuesday, June 27, 9:15am-10:30am

Food insecurity amongst college students across the United States is at alarmingly high levels This multi-campus presentation brings together UCSB who will be discussing the diverse root cause and innovative ideas being implemented to address that.  Additionally, the UC Global Food Initiative formed a working group to create a system wide toolkit to ensure health vening options on campus and they will be sharing the toolkit content, best practices,and more.  Another aspect of reducing food insecurity is diversity and inclusion.  You will also learn how the UC Berkeley Foodscape Mapping Project addresses diversity, equity, and inclusion in a university food system.

Speakers

Nicholas Turton, Food Security Policy Research Assistant, UC Global Food Initiative. BA, Communication Studies, UC Santa Barbara

Janice Kao, MPH, Research Coordinator, Nutrition Policy Institute, University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources Presentation (Kao, Bass)

Kyrie Bass, MBA, Director, Organizational Performance, Housing and Hospitality Services, UCLA

Rosalie Z Fanshel, Program Manager, Berkeley Food Institute, University of California, Berkeley Presentation

Moderator 

Andrea Gutierrez, Food Access and Security Coordinator, Center for Educational Partnerships, UC Irvine

 

Cooperative Curriculum for a Resilient Future

 

Topic Areas: Social Equity, Food Systems, Curriculum 

Level of Attainability: Low Hanging Fruit   

Jargon Level: General Audience

Room: Mosher Alumni House 

Date and Time: Tuesday, June 27, 2:30pm-3:45pm

The cooperative business model and cooperative economics are not taught as subjects in most U.S. undergraduate programs. To address the systemic lack of awareness, this workshop will explore how to launch innovative student-initiated or academically-sponsored courses on cooperative history and how they can be tools for building environmentally, economically, and socially just communities. We will identify the challenges and opportunities for establishing cooperative curriculum and collaboratively explore new avenues for cooperative education, especially in sustainability discourse. Together, let’s develop a network of students and educators committed to introducing the cooperative model to a broader audience of young entrepreneurs and changemakers!

Speakers

Grace Lihn, Undergraduate Student, Cooperatives & the Politics of Food, Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management

Moderator 

Angela Harris, Staff Adviser for Student Run Sustainability Organizations, UC Santa Cruz

 

UC Santa Cruz’s People of Color Sustainability Collective: Practicing Inclusive Sustainability

 

Topic Areas: Social Equity 

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts 

Jargon Level: General Audience

Room: Bren 1414   

Date and Time: Tuesday, June 27, 4:00pm-4:30pm

PoCSC represents a groundbreaking collaboration between the Ethnic Resource Centers, Colleges Nine and Ten, and the Sustainability Office. In 2014, students of color came together to share marginalizing experiences they were having in campus organizations focused on mainstream, conservation-oriented environmental issues. PoCSC programming opened up conversations among student, faculty, staff and administrators on historical divisions between the social justice and environmental movements on campus, revealing how power and privilege has impacted the traditional environmental conservation movement and the challenges presented to developing a welcoming, inclusive space for broad student participation that reflects our increasingly diverse student body.

Speakers

Adriana Renteria, BA, People of Color Sustainability Collective Program Coordinator, American Indian Resource Center, UC Santa Cruz

Rebecca H. Rosser, PhD, Director, American Indian Resource Center, UC Santa Cruz

Elida Erickson, Sustainability Director, UC Santa Cruz

 

#OurChangingClimate: Communicating Climate Change in the Small 

 

Topic Areas: Social Equity, Climate Action

Level of Attainability: Low Hanging Fruit

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary Talk 

Room: Mosher Alumni House 

Date and Time: Wednesday, June 28, 8:00am-9:15am

The communities forecast to be the most vulnerable to climate change should play a role in examining, problematizing, and designing alternatives to current notions of climate crisis, vulnerability and adaptability. #OurChangingClimate is a digital humanities and environmental design project that encourages diverse communities to observe and critique their everyday environment through the lens of climate change, and to share those experiences through social media. It represents an effort to re-focus the conversation on climate change from global-scaled environmental impacts to one that recognizes the importance of the personal and everyday ways in which community members experience these impacts.  

Speakers

Claire Napawan, Associate Professor, UC Davis Presentation

 

Connecting Sustainability and Social Equity Through Community-Based Curriculum

 

Topic Areas: Social Equity, Curriculum   

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts  

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary Talk 

Room: Ellison 2620  

Date and Time: Wednesday, June 28, 11:00am-12:15pm

Curriculum that incorporates both sustainability and social equity components equips students with new perspectives and the experience to solve new challenges. In this session, Antioch University will explain the successes of its community-focused Urban Sustainability residency program, UC Santa Barbara will explore strategies to connect with at-promise youth, and CSU East Bay will showcase its partnership with We Care Solar to provide solar suitcases to communities in need while bringing STEM learning to a more diverse group of students.

Speakers

Kimberly Fuentes, Undergraduate Student, Environmental Studies and Geology, Minor in Education, UC Santa Barbara Presentation (Fuentes, Cortez)

Justine Cortez, Curriculum Coordinator, Educating Leaders for the Future; Undergraduate Student, Biology, UC Santa Barbara

Erik Helgren, PhD, Associate Professor; Chair, Physics, CSU East Bay Presentation (Helgren, Garbesi)

Karina Garbesi, PhD, Professor and Director of Environmental Studies, Chair, CSU East Bay

Andrea Richards, PhD, Core Faculty and Dean of Assessment and Student Learning, Antioch University Presentation (Richards, Strauss)

Donald Strauss, PhD, MFA, Chair, MA in Urban Sustainability; Core Faculty, MA in Urban Sustainability, Antioch University

Moderator 

Margot McDonald, Professor & Department Head, Architecture, Cal Poly

 

Exploring Student Perspectives on the Challenges of Diversity in Sustainability

Topic Areas: Social Equity

Level of Attainability: Low Hanging Fruit   

Jargon Level: General Audience 

Room: Bren 1414  

Date and Time: Wednesday, June 28, 1:45pm-3:00pm

This session seeks to discuss some of the specific challenges of diversity in the field of sustainability from the student perspective. In this panel, students will discuss issues of diversity and sustainability on their campuses and what is hindering the integration of the two topics. The goal of this discussion is to raise awareness and identify actionable items on key issues to create a more inclusive campus community throughout all California higher education institutions.

Speakers

Unique Vance, Food & Water Watch Campus Coordinator, Animal Rights Activist, Student, Environmental Studies, UC Santa Barbara.

Michelle Sevilla, B.A. Environmental Studies, UC Santa Barbara

Maiko Le Lay, PhD Student, Critical Dance Studies, UC Riverside

Moderator 

Jillian Buckholz, Director of Sustainability, Cal State East Bay

 

Reforming Student Organizations to Embrace Sustainability

 

Topic Areas: Institutionalizing Sustainability (IS) and Student Affairs and Auxiliaries

Level of Attainability: Deep Green

Jargon Level: General Audience

Room: Bren 1414

Date and Time: Tuesday, July 27, 9:15am-10:30am

This panel will explore large scale sustainability efforts that extend outside of the realm of the particular campus. Speakers from UC Santa Barbara, CSU Chico, CSU East Bay, and UCLA will discuss their best practices in forming partnerships with other schools or with their city to expand sustainability efforts to larger systems. This panel will focus on the creation of these partnerships and getting the projects off the ground.

Speakers

Kylee Singh, Sustainability Coordinator, Cal Poly SLO Presentation (Singh, Christensen)

Benjamin Christensen, Green Campus Team Manager, Cal Poly SLO

Peter Byrley, Graduate Research Assistant, Office of Sustainability Liaison, University of California, Riverside

Beth L Hotchkiss, Undergraduate Student, Civil Engineering, Cal Poly SLO

Moderator

 

Creating a Climate for Change: From Engagement to Behavior Modification

 

Topic Areas: Climate Action and Student Affairs

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: General Audience

Room: Harold Frank Hall

Date and Time: Tuesday, June 27, 9:15am-10:30am

With competing messages and priorities, engaging the campus community in climate change mitigation, and inspiring behavior change, is challenging. This panel charts three unique approaches. “Engagement by Design” discusses the outcomes of a collaborative, UC-wide research project on effectively engaging students to inform a strategy for the UC’s Carbon Neutrality Initiative. “Motivating and Quantifying…” highlights the process and outcomes of a campus-wide behavior change pilot program implemented at Stanford, incorporating real-time data feedback. “Lessons Learned” reflects on an effort by UCSB to develop a campus-level, grass-roots stakeholder engagement strategy around the Carbon Neutrality Initiative that aligns with existing initiatives and campus priorities.  

Speakers

Stacy Rebich Hespanha, PhD, Senior Fellow at UCSB National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis Presentation

Lydia Rudnick, Masters of Environmental Science and Management, Bren School of Environmental & Management, UC Santa Barbara Presentation (Rudnick, Tellez, Waddington)

Dawnielle Tellez, Masters of Environmental Science and Management, Bren School of Environmental & Management, UC Santa Barbara

Emily Waddington, Masters of Environmental Science and Management, Bren School of Environmental & Management, UC Santa Barbara

Lauren Hennessy, Outreach Program Manager, Stanford University Presentation

Moderator 

Chrissy Thomure, Climate Action Manager, UC Santa Cruz

 

How Sustainable Transportation Leads to Better Student Experience

 

Topic Areas: Student Affairs and Auxiliaries and Transportation

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: General Audience

Room: Bren 1424

Date and Time: Tuesday, July 27, 9:15am-10:30am

Three campuses address innovative ideas for alternative transportation. CSU Los Angeles presents their hybrid police cars that are designed by students. CSU Northridge discusses the collaboration between the campus and local metro authority, leading to better student services and accessibility to and from campus. UCI presents on their electric campus shuttle buses.

Speakers

Dr. David Blekhman, PhD Mechanical Engineering, Professor, College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology, Department of Technology, CSU Los Angeles

Ken Premo, MBA, Support Services Manager, Associated Students, CSU Northridge Presentation

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

Moderator

Penny Menton, Director of Communications & Commuter Services, University of California, Los Angeles, Events & Transportation

 

Working Together: Creating a bridge between sustainability and facilities

 

Topic Areas: Institutionalizing Sustainability, Student Affairs

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: General Audience

Room: Bren 1424

Date and Time: Tuesday, June 27, 10:45am-12:00pm

This session will focus on recent projects that were strengthened by bridging sustainability teams with the Facilities Department. This collaborative approach provides needed analytics and support for the Facilities Department, while creating a path for implementation for sustainability projects. San Mateo Community College faculty will outline how they work with facilities to use the campus as a living lab for water audits. Sonoma County Junior College District will describe the new Facilities Sustainability Internship they created that allows students to work with Facilities on sustainability projects while earning course credit. The UCOP, UCLA and UCSB panelists will outline how they have successfully implemented numerous projects by focusing on the collaboration and support they can offer to the Facilities department.

Speakers

David Liebman, Energy and Sustainability Coordinator/Consultant, Sonoma County Junior College District

Hilary Ego, Utility and Sustainability Specialist, San Mateo County Community College District Presentation (Liebman, Ego)

Nurit Katz, Executive Officer of Facilities Management and Chief Sustainability Officer, University of California, Los Angeles

David McHale, Director of Facilities Management, University of California, Santa Barbara

Moderator

TallChief Comet, Director, Office of Sustainability & Grounds Manager, Humboldt State University

 

Sustainability in the Kitchen

 

Topic Areas: Food Systems and Student Affairs and Auxiliaries

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: General Audience

Room: Bren 1424

Date and Time: Wednesday, June 28, 11:00am-12:15pm

Utilizing their campus demonstration kitchens to engage students, staff and faculty in workshop settings, UC Santa Barbara shares best practices on how to program and organize around sustainable food. With a focus on linking healthy cooking with those that are food insecure, the UCSB University Center Dining will discuss how to plan, budget, cook and teach your community about affordable, convenient and sustainable meals. In this primarily interactive session, you’ll takeaway not only technical skills (3 knife skills and 3 cooking techniques) in the kitchen, but ways to engage attendees in their dietary choices.

Speakers

Mickael Blancho, Production Manager, University Center Dining, University of California, Santa Barbara

John Lazarus, Assistant Director, University Center Dining, University of California, Santa Barbara Presentation (Lazarus, Blancho)

Moderator

Andrea Gutierrez, Food Access and Security Coordinator, Center for Educational Partnerships

 

Growing your Sustainability Culture, Team, and Resources

 

Topic Areas: Institutionalizing Sustainability (IS) and Student Affairs and Auxiliaries

Level of Attainability: Low Hanging Fruit

Jargon Level: General Audience

Room: Bren 1414

Date and Time: Wednesday, July 28, 11:00am-12:15pm

With sustainability departments often lacking in personnel, budgets, resources, or all of the above, it is important to be creative with how you drive your sustainability culture at your campus. At Santa Clara University, this has taken the form of prioritizing on-campus partnerships and maximizing office usage of student interns, resources and processes. CSU Long Beach uses events and student-led showcases to forge culture within their local communities, helping drive meaningful work and future collaborations. Finally, through a partnership with a local community partner and utility, San Mateo Community College District takes on a unique approach by placing emerging sustainability professionals in fellowships supporting facilities staff.

Speakers

Julie Barstow, Energy and Environmental Associate, District Office, San Mateo Community College District

Candise Almendral, Energy and Environmental Associate, Facilities, Planning, and Plant Operation Department, Cabrillo Community College District

Claudette Diaz, Associate, Energy and Sustainability, Sonoma County Junior College District

Holli Fajack, Sustainability Coordinator, Physical Planning & Facilities Management, CSU Long Beach Presentation

Cara K. Uy, Sustainability Coordinator, Center for Sustainability, Santa Clara University Presentation

Moderator

TallChief Comet, Director, Office of Sustainability and Grounds Manager, CSU Humboldt

 

How Sustainable Transportation Leads to Better Student Experience.

 

Topic Areas:  Transportation, Student Affairs

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: General Audience

Room: Bren 1424

Date and Time: Tuesday, July 27, 9:15am-10:30am

Three campuses address innovative ideas for alternative transportation. CSU Los Angeles presents their hybrid police cars that are designed by students. CSU Northridge discusses the collaboration between the campus and local metro authority, leading to better student services and accessibility to and from campus. UCI presents on their electric campus shuttle buses.

Speakers

Dr. David Blekhman, PhD Mechanical Engineering, Professor, College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology, Department of Technology, CSU Los Angeles

Ken Premo, MBA, Support Services Manager, Associated Students, CSU Northridge Presentation

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

Moderator

Penny Menton, Director of Communications and Commuter Services, Events and Transportation, UC Los Angeles

 

Integration of Modified Vehicles and Shuttles on Campuses

 

Topic Areas:  Transportation

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: General Audience

Room: Ellison Hall, Room 2620

Date and Time: Tuesday, June 27, 10:45am-12:00pm

This session combines three presentations that integrate alternative methods of transportation. The first talk presents UCI’s response to the lack of electric work vehicles on campus; the modification of a Kia Soul EV into an electric work van. The second discusses CSUSB’s integration of a campus shuttle to create a sustainable linkage between its main campus and Palm Desert Campus. The final talk details CSUDH’s modification of their electric golf cart vehicles from being grid powered, to being self powered by solar panels.

Speakers

Ramon Zavala, Sustainable Transportation Supervisor, Transportation and Distribution Services

Thomas W. Gaffery IV, MBA, CAPP, Director of Parking & Transportation, California State University, San Bernardino Presentation

Kenny Seeton, Manager Central Plant / Energy Manager, CSU Dominguez Hills Presentation 

Moderator 

Clinton Bench, Director of Fleet and Transit, UCLA Transportation, UC Los Angeles

 

Implementation of Sustainable Modes of Transportation on Campuses.

 

Topic Areas:  Transportation

Level of Attainability: Low Hanging Fruit

Jargon Level: General Audience

Room: Ellison 2620

Date and Time: Tuesday, June 27, 2:30pm-3:45pm

This session combines three presentations that address sustainable applications of campus transportation systems. The first presentation discusses CSUMB’s partnership with the City of Salinas to create a capstone class to address campus and community transportation related challenges. The second examines the history of UCSB’s partnership with SBMTD; which has provided sustainable transit and continues to mitigate the impacts of growth in the community. The final presentation demonstrates CSUEB’s efforts towards promoting alternative transportation by implementing surveys, expanding their shuttle service, and creating incentives for community participation.

Speakers

Dr. Daniel M. Fernandez, Professor, School of Natural Sciences, CSUMB Presentation

Hillary Blackerby, Marketing and Community Relations Manager, Santa Barbara MTD Presentation (Blackerby, Silsbee)

Robert Silsbee, Planning & Resources Director, Administrative Services Division, University of California, Santa Barbara

Moderator 

Teresa Buika, 

 

Predicting Sustainable Transportation Outcomes: Transportation Demand Management Tools at Stanford University.

 

Topic Areas:  Transportation

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary Talk 

Room: Bren 4016

Date and Time: Tuesday, June 27, 4:00pm-4:30pm

Investing in new and expanded Transportation Demand Management (TDM) programs can seem risky when universities are in the dark about potential outcomes. A predictive mode share model can shed light on what the impacts of different programs will be, allowing for rational decisions about how to invest limited resources into measures that can reduce unsustainable drive alone commute trips. This presentation will review a recent study at Stanford University that developed a new suite of commute reduction strategies, with an explanation of the planning tools that helped guide the selection of these strategies.

Speakers

Brian D. Shaw, CAPP, Executive Director, Department of Parking & Transportation Services, Stanford University Presentation (Shaw, Hrones)

Chris Hrones, AICP, Senior Transportation Planner, Arup

 

Transportation-Based Emissions Simulations & Environmental Factors Associated with Travel

 

Topic Areas:  Transportation, Climate Action

Level of Attainability: Low Hanging Fruit

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary Talk 

Room: Bren 4016

Date and Time: Wednesday, June 28, 8:00am-9:15am

This session examines various aspects of regional travel patterns using smartphone apps and surveys. UC Berkeley discusses  an initial version of an open source “mobilityscope” or transportation meter that tracks end-to-end travel patterns using smartphone sensors and user input and integrates these patterns into a game. Researchers at San Diego State apply survey data to various commuter mode models to determine the carbon footprint associated with the current state of transportation to and from their campus.

Speakers

Ms. K. Shankari, PhD student, EECS, UC Berkeley Presentation

Dr. Bruce Appleyard, Assistant Professor, San Diego State University 

Moderator 

Matthew McCluney, Senior Campus Planner, CSU Monterey Bay

 

Increasing Bike Culture on Campuses; Education, Initiatives, and Efficiency

 

Topic Areas:  Transportation

Level of Attainability: Low Hanging Fruit 

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary Talk 

Room: Bren 4016

Date and Time: Wednesday, June 28, 1:45am-3:00pm

This Session combines three presentations that address bike use on campuses. The first presentation involves the expansion of the “Bike UCLA” program to help reach UCLA’s Climate Action Plan and support the Chancellor’s Healthy Campus Initiative. The second is UCI’s collaboration with the UCI PD to implement “BOTS”; an app that allows students to better manage and keep track of their bicycles. The final presentation discusses UCSB’s implementation of a “Gaucho Bike Fair” to help educate students on bike etiquette, laws, and maintenance.

Speakers

Jimmy Tran, Active Transportation Planner, UC Los Angeles Presentation

Carolyn Hernandez, 

Sarah Siedschlag, Environmental Programs Advisor, Associated Students UC Santa Barbara Presentation (Siedschlag, Yeh)

Tiffany Yeh, Associated Students Bike Committee Project Manager, UC Santa Barbara

Moderator 

Nick Kordesch, Sustainability Specialist, Planning & Design, San Francisco State University

 

Replicable Electric Vehicle Affordability and Charging Accessibility Strategy for UC students, Faculty and Staff.

 

Topic Areas:  Transportation

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary Talk 

Room: Bren 1414

Date and Time: Wednesday, June 28, 3:15pm-4:00pm

The primary project goal is to demonstrate a sustainable, replicable business model for accessible Electric Vehicle Support Equipment (EVSE) concurrent with enabling affordable Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEVs) for fleet, workplace/commuter and public use at the ten UC campuses and LBNL. Specifically, the program will enable meeting the University of California Office of the President (UCOP) goals of having 50% of all new light duty fleet vehicle acquisition be ZEV or hybrid by 2025, 4.5% of all commuter vehicles be ZEV by 2025, and 5% of CA agencies be EV-ready at “workplace” facilities by 2020. The replicability will extend to other large and public institutions in meeting the Governor’s Executive Orders, Legislative policies and regulatory goals for ZEVs.

Speakers

Byron Washum, Director of Strategic Energy Initiatives, UC San Diego

Kevin Norris, Associate Engineer in Building Commissioning and Sustainability, UC San Diego

Moderator 

Teresa Buika, Senior Transportation Planner, UC Santa Cruz

Best Practice Awards in Waste Management

 

Topic Area: Waste Reduction and Recycling

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level:General Audience

Room: MSI Auditorium

Date and Time: Tuesday, June 27, 10:45am-12:00pm

 

Cooperation between campus partnerships is intergral to to setting the stage for sustainable programs that address all forms of waste management. After staggering results showed that 98,700 CSU students were worried about hunger, Humboldt State University collaborated with the community to address for waste and insecurity. UCLA joined forces with its Housing and Residential Services to reduce waste within student housing drastically by 65%. Cal-Poly, our honorable mention, worked together with Waste Connections to create a long term contract that would help them reach their goal of reaching 80% recycling rather than landfill by 2020.

Speakers

Eric Veium, Energy & Sustainablity Analyst, Cal Poly Presentation

Joshua O’Conner, Assistant Director of Leadership & Management, UC Los Angeles 

Morgan King, Sustainability Coordinator, Humboldt State University  Presentation (Koscielak, King)

Kathleen Koscielak, Sustainability Analyst, Facilities Management and Sustainability, CSU Humboldt

Moderator

Pablo Ortega, Recycling & Waste Reduction Marketing Specialist

 

Hands-On Sustainability: Bio-Waste Recovery, Food Recovery, Community Gardens

 

Topic Areas: Waste Reduction and Recycling & Food

Level of Attainability: Low Hanging Fruit

Jargon Level: General Audience

Room: Bren 4016

Date and Time: Tuesday, June 27, 2:30pm-3:45pm

CSU-Sacramento will report on their “bio-wastes to healthy foods” program, where a campus-wide rollout is underway. Upcycling green, brown and food wastes, using vermicomposting and aquaponics, CSUS produces healthy foods and reduces landfill volume. UC-Santa Barbara will present on their Food Recovery Pilot Project, which mobilizes in June, 2017. The discussion will include the history and background of food recovery, development of the pilot project and future plans for the project. UC-Irvine will discuss The UCI Garden Project, which is comprised of six UCI-based gardens being developed into a laboratory for sustainability education and research.

Speakers:

Brook Murphy, Ph.D., Research Associate, Environmental Studies, CSU Sacramento

Thomas Wang, Intern, Sustainability Program, University of California, Santa Barbara

Adonia E. Lugo, Ph.D., Co-Manager, UC Irvine Global Sustainability Resource Center, University of California Irvine

Moderator: 

Mike Carey

 

Plastic Sustainability through 3D Printing Upcycling

 

Topic Area: Waste

Level of Attainability: Low Hanging Fruit

Jargon Level: General Audience

Room: Ellison 2620

Date and Time: Wednesday, June 28, 8:00am-9:15am

 

3D Printing, and the additive manufacturing industry as a whole, is expected to grow to over 3.5 billion dollars (USD) this year, and increasing demand for consumer-grade printers will add to the 220 million tons of plastic generated every year. Our team of undergraduate researchers has developed a recycling system that aims to stop the 3D printing world from adding to our pollution problems and instead diverts waste from other industries into upcycled material. This presentation will provide an overview of our system and plans for expansion including integrating ocean plastic waste and other plastic waste streams.

Speakers:

Aldrin Lupisan, Assistant Lab Manager, Speculative Prototyping Lab, UC Irvine Presentation

 

 

Zero Waste: Moving Into the Digital World

 

Topic Areas: Waste

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: General Audience

Room: Bren 1414

Date and Time: Wednesday, June 28th, 9:30am-10:00am

 

As part of the UC San Francisco effort to reach zero waste by 2020, Facilities Services has launched a new recycling and waste reduction app. Zerowaste.ucsf.edu will help users who are unclear whether items should be reused, recycled, composted, or disposed of in the landfill.

Speakers

Pablo Ortega, Recycling & Waste Reduction Marketing Specialist Presentation

Innovations in Water Efficiency

 

Topic Areas: Water and Landscape

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary Talk

Room: Bren 1424

Date and Time: Tuesday, June 27th, 9:15am-10:30am

The presentations in this session show how different campuses have tackled the issue of water treatment and efficiency. UCSF, the best practice winner, has replaced their bulk sterilizers with efficient utility connections to eliminate once-through water cooling to reduce the utility spending. Cal Poly SLO has worked with its water treatment vendor to select water treatment products and control technologies. This resulted in water and sewer savings and energy savings. San Jose State University converted their boiler make-up water feed system to use recycled water instead of potable water to reduce campus water usage. 

Speakers:

Dennis K. Elliot, PE, CEM, Cal Poly SLO Presentation

Chris Nordby, Director, Energy & Utilities, CSU San Jose Presentation (Nordby, Itagaki)

Sachi Itagaki, P.E., QSD, Principal, One Water Practice

Don Mabunga, Facilities Management Specialist, UC San Francisco Presentation

Moderator: 

Coleen Halloran Barsley, BEME, Sustainability & Operations Analyst, CSU Channel Islands

 

UC and CSU Water Initiatives

 

Topic Areas: Water and Landscape

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary Talk

Room: Ellison 2620

Date and Time: Tuesday, June 27th, 10:45am-12:00pm

The UC WATER Security and Sustainability Research Initiative is focused on strategic research and engagement to build the knowledge base for better water resources management. Through this multi­campus initiative UC is engaging with water leaders and stakeholders to address challenges exacerbated by a warming climate, growing population and unsustainable use of land water resources. UC is developing solutions that link gray and green infrastructure improvements with evolving institutions, based on a new generation of water information to inform water­ resources decisions. Water Resources and Policy Initiatives (WRPI) represents the combined resources of all 23 campuses of the California State University (CSU) system and their joint efforts to help the State of California address the water challenges surrounding water research, education, economic and policy development, infrastructure, community assistance, environmental stewardship, and conservation.

Speakers:

Martha Conklin, Ph.D., Founding Profession, School of Engineering, UC Merced Presentation

Boykin Witherspoon III, Executive Director, Water Resources and Policy Initiatives at California State University

Moderator: 

Mo Lovegreen, UC Santa Barbara

 

Applying Innovation to Irrigation and Buildings to Save Water

 

Topic Areas: Water and Landscape

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary Talk

Room: Bren 1424

Date and Time: Wednesday, June 28th, 8:00am-9:15am

The presentations in this session show creative and innovative solutions for irrigation using less water. UC Merced is using a hydro gel, which is injected into the ground to dramatically reduce the irrigation water used for their soccer field and other recreation turf areas. CSU Northridge went high tech working with MIS students to design a smart irrigation system which has bidirectional communication, measures evapotranspiration, weather station connectivity, flow sensors and master valves that are all integrated with a live system status display. UC Santa Barbara’s new apartment style housing units will use recycled water in place of potable water for flushing toilets in two of their new apartment buildings.

 Speakers:

Austin Eriksson, Director of Energy & Sustainability, Facilities Planning, Design & Construction, California State University Northridge Presentation

Brian Graham, LEED AP BD+C; Director of Residential Operations; Housing, Dining & Auxiliary Enterprises, UC Santa Barbara Presentation (Graham, Rousseau)

Mark Rousseau, Energy & Environmental Manager, HDAE, UC Santa Barbara

Breeana Sylvas, Senior Analyst, UC Merced Presentation

Moderator: 

Nathaniel Wilson, AIA, AICP, LEED AP, CSU Northridge

 

Greening Grounds – Introducing Sustainability Initiatives into Landscaping Services

 

Topic Areas: Water and Landscape

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary Talk

Room: Bren 4016

Date and Time: Wednesday, June 28th, 9:30am-10:00am

This presentation will demonstrate how UC Santa Barbara’s Facilities Management Grounds Department (Gaucho Grounds) has introduced and incorporated sustainability practices into the Department’s daily activities, which include utilizing a bio-­based oil for equipment, the use of electric blowers throughout campus, and a commercial­ grade lithium ­powered lawnmower. Challenges and obstacles will be discussed, in addition to how incorporating these practices and programs have allowed the department to explore other and future sustainable practices.

Speaker:

Matthew O’Carroll, MESM, Facilities Management, UC Santa Barbara Presentation

 

University Residential and Landscape Water use Reduction Techniques

 

Topic Areas: Water and Landscape

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary Talk

Room: MSI Auditorium

Date and Time: Wednesday, June 28th, 11:00am-12:15pm

UC Santa Cruz and Stanford University, two distinct campuses, used similar techniques to tackle the challenges of water use reduction on campus. Both focused on landscaping efforts, with Santa Cruz using “Beacon” for hourly monitoring and Stanford replacing irrigation equipment with the latest water efficient technology. Additionally, Stanford made efforts to decrease showering time in the dorms, audited row houses to locate leaks, and installed updated fixtures in the dining hall. These best practices may be used by campuses across the state for water conservation and to educate and challenge students. 

Speakers:

Erik Eriksen, Energy Analyst, Business & Administrative Services, UC Santa Cruz Presentation (Eriksen, Testoni)

Patrick Testoni, CEM, CMVP, Campus Energy Manager, Business & Administrative Services, UC Santa Cruz

Kristen Parineh, Manager of Sustainability and Utility Programs, Residential and Dining Enterprises, Stanford University Presentation

Moderator: 

Boykin Witherspoon III, Executive Director, Water Resources and Policy Initiatives at California State University

 

Fog Catcher: Exploring Sustainable Strategies and Zero Energy at San Francisco State University

 

Topic Areas: Water and Landscape, Energy, Green Building

Level of Attainability: Ripening Efforts

Jargon Level: Interdisciplinary Talk

Room: Bren 1424

Date and Time: Wednesday, June 28th, 3:15pm-4:00pm

San Francisco State University, which promotes radical and nimble thinking, hosted Architecture at Zero—an international zero energy competition—in 2016. The challenge was to develop a ZE district and building solution for student housing and associated uses in a climate characterized by fog and wind. Little, a design firm that received top honors in the competition, embraced the specific microclimate of western San Francisco and developed an innovative design strategy to achieve net­ positive energy and occupant comfort without a conventional mechanical system. The Fog Catcher design follows biomimicry and employs passive design strategies and tiny living concepts.

Speakers:

Jill Anthes, Executive Director of Planning and Design, Physical Planning and Development, San Francisco State University Presentation (Anthes, Jones, Gill, Eliaeson)

Leigh Anne Jones, AIA, LEED®AP BD+C, Studio Leader, Little

Tomás Jiménez-Eliæson, AIA, M.Arch, LEED®AP BD+C, Director of Design, Little

Dan Gill, P.E., Studio Principal, Consulting Specialties, Engineering, Little

 

Campus as a Living Lab: How Facilities and Faculty Partnerships Empower and Engage Students

 

Topic Areas: Curriculum, Green Building Operations and Management, Water and Landscape  

Level of Attainability: Low Hanging Fruit     

Jargon Level: General Audience 

Room: Buchanan 1920 

Date and Time: Wednesday, June 28, 3:15pm-4:00pm

In this presentation, Hilary will teach the audience how to utilize the campus as a living lab through a tool utilized at San Mateo County Community College District (SMCCCD) where strategic partnerships with Facilities and faculty formed to design a campus-wide water audit lecture and lab.  Students gained knowledge of water resources, drought, conservation, SMCCCD initiatives, and real life experience on how to conduct a water audit all while providing Facilities with valuable indoor fixture and water use data.  Students were also given reflection and take-home assignments that furthered the students’ knowledge into action and spread awareness throughout the community.

Speakers

Hilary Ego, Utility and Sustainability Specialist, Facilities Planning, Maintenance, and Operations, San Mateo County Community College District Presentation