UC Santa Barbara

April 28th - May 1st, 2021: Climate Justice Symposium for Transforming Education; July 2021 CHESC

2017 Confirmed Sponsors & Exhibitors

Silver Sponsors


With more than 30 years of proven experience, SunPower is a global leader in solar innovation and sustainability. Our unique approach emphasizes the seamless integration of advanced SunPower technologies, delivering The Power of One™ complete solar solutions and lasting customer value. SunPower provides outstanding service and impressive electricity cost savings for residential, commercial and power plant customers. At SunPower, we are passionately committed to changing the way our world is powered. And as we continue shaping the future of Smart Energy, we are guided by our legacy of innovation, optimism, perseverance and integrity. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, SunPower has dedicated, customer-focused employees in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America. Since 2011, we’ve been majority-owned by Total, the fourth largest publicly-listed energy company in the world. For more information, visit


The Yardi® Smart Energy Suite includes mobile-enabled energy management solutions for managing costs, consumption and sustainability initiatives.  Property owners and managers can gain new insight into a portfolio’s energy consumption with solutions for utility expense analytics, automated utility payables processing, resident and tenant billing, expense management, HVAC optimization, and more.  The suite also reduces risk and ensures budget certainty with competitive pricing via negotiated power contracts.  The Yardi Smart Energy Suite fits multiple portfolio types including residential and commercial.

Green Sponsors

Office Depot


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Office Depot, Inc. is a leading provider of products, services, and solutions for Colleges and Universities.  Our combined resources allow us to deliver additional value to Higher Education purchasing: more cost effective products, a wider set of services, the latest technology, furniture, technology and print management tools. Office Depot also provides a range of industry-leading solutions to support campus sustainability initiatives including greener purchasing programs, STARS and Zero Waste efforts.


Community Sponsors


Affiliated Engineers, Inc. (AEI) is a national multidisciplinary consulting engineering firm across 16 offices that plans, designs, and delivers high performance engineered systems for technically complex building and utility infrastructure projects. With 8Msf of Platinum and 18.9Msf of Gold, AEI has over 200 projects certified or pursuing LEED. Our higher education building and campus central infrastructure design projects integrate energy conservation with water use reduction while focusing on the system life cycle, occupant experience and resilient operations.  



Calsense develops custom irrigation solutions for the government industry that save water, save labor and save money. Managing water, time and labor produces cost savings. Knowing where all water is used or lost on a single or shared mainline by valve, by controller, by manual or quick coupler use, 24/7 provides the means to manage all resources. Calsense field intelligence, data collection, and powerful analytics breaks it out, documenting an annual average savings of 20 to 40%. The mission is simple: to create ways to help customers manage resources, build innovative products that are easy to use, and maintain a high level of service so that long-term value is achieved.

Enpowered Solutions 

Enpowered Solutions is one of California’s leading energy efficiency, commissioning, and renewable energy firms supporting the higher education community in achieving achieve its carbon neutrality and sustainability goals. We partner with our clients using a consultative, vendor-agnostic approach, allowing us to consider the most appropriate technologies and solutions based on our clients’ specific needs.

UC/CSI/Utility Energy Efficiency Partnership

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The University of California and California State University (UC/CSU) Program is a unique, statewide energy efficiency partnership that strives to accomplish energy savings and peak demand reduction. It establishes a permanent framework for a sustainable, long-term, comprehensive energy management program at the 33 UC and CSU campuses served by California’s Investor-Owned Utilities (IOUs): Pacific Gas and Electric Company, San Diego Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison, and Southern California Gas Company.

WAXIE Sanitary Supply 

We have been the experts in clean since 1945. WAXIE’s GPS® Green Partner Support™ Program guides you to more sustainable cleaning solutions which can help you reach your overall building occupant wellness, sustainability and budgetary goals. With Inventory Centers throughout California, a CHESS-compliant procurement contract, and LEED® Accredited Professionals on staff, WAXIE can assist in implementing green cleaning solutions that can contribute to cleaner, healthier and safer learning environments for your campus facilities.


Antioch University Los Angeles 

Antioch University Los Angeles is a progressive, learner-centered university, where individual spirit thrives.  We are a community of innovators, free-thinkers, and rabble-rousers, determined to make a lasting and positive impact on the world. Our low-residency Master of Arts in Urban Sustainability Program is training the next generation of urban problem-solvers to meet the world’s dual challenges of climate change and inequality. Graduates are leading the public and private sector making positive change. AULA is a private, nonprofit, regionally accredited institution

Aqua Cents Water Management

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Higher-Ed customers – CSUN, CSU San Marcos, Fresno State, and UC Merced are reducing water use up by 50% on sports fields and high-traffic Campus turf. Using patented technology to deliver water-absorbing hydrogel beneath the root zone of existing turf, customers save on the amount and frequency of water & fertilizer required with installation of Aqua Cents® organic hydrogel’s water-absorbing and holding capabilities. Savings are realized for a sustained period of 5-7 years with attractive ROIs.

Banyan Water

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Banyan Water provides total water management as a service for commercial and institutional businesses using real-time technologies and related services to save money and enhance properties. The company helps businesses find and take action on water savings opportunities. Banyan Water has saved 2.3 billion gallons of water since the company’s inception. Properties partnering with Banyan Water often see 50-70% savings on their outdoor water use and significant reductions in indoor water use.

Bioplastic Recycling, Inc.


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Bioplastic Recycling provides Closed Loop / Zero Waste solutions for clients using PLA/bioplastic products. As an alternative to composting, we work with our clients to collect their PLA/bioplastic waste to be recycled at our recycling plant. The resin is tracked and remade into new products such as garbage bags and durable souvenir like bioplastic products. Our goal is to work with our clients to create circular supply chains that value the raw materials going in and out of their campuses.



BYD is a multinational company that develops, manufactures, and sells advanced green technologies. BYD’s core green products include battery-electric automobiles, battery-energy storage solutions, solar farms, and energy efficient LED lighting systems. As the world leader in battery-electric vehicle sales, BYD’s lithium iron phosphate rechargeable battery technology powers the company’s battery-electric passenger cars, buses, trucks, and industrial forklifts.

BYD is also the world’s largest maker and supplier of rechargeable batteries, producing a record setting 16 gigawatt-hours of batteries per year. ­­­

CleanRiver Recycling Solutions

For more than 25 years CleanRiver Recycling Solutions has assisted Higher Education facilities reach their waste diversion goals. CleanRiver manufactures recycling containers for all areas of campus, both indoor and outdoor. Utilizing a set of best practices termed the CleanRiver 3C Process, we help you design and implement a recycling program that works to meet your sustainability goals. And our patented Transition® products mean that your bins will change as your program changes, which protects your investment.



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Since 1975, Climatec has been making buildings safer, more comfortable and efficient. We are the leading provider of advanced building technologies and energy solutions for thousands of customers every day. Our dedication to delivering an extraordinary customer experience and world-class service has enabled us to become part of the Bosch family and the largest privately-owned building technologies provider in the nation.  



At ecoGrounds, we say “consciously great coffee” because quality comes from attention to detail. We invest in certified coffees and teas, responsible sourcing and better business practices because they make a difference for our trading partners and our environment, today and tomorrow.

Most important, we’re fanatics about roasting and processing, so that the great beans we source become great tasting coffee in your cup.

EcoVox Inc

EcoVox is a full-service energy analytics company specializing in energy information systems and visualization solutions for the higher-education and commercial markets. EcoVox deploys both cloud-hosted and on-premise installations of SkySpark along with turn-key setup of fault detection and analytics. They also provide facility monitoring services, connected building commissioning/MBCx, as well as data dashboards. Their suite of SkySpark offerings include apps for manual meter reads, tenant billing and recharge, in addition to energy management tools, utility tariff comparisons, and greenhouse gas tracking.

Electro Industries/ Gauge Tech 

The leader in Power Monitoring and Smart Grid Solutions

Electro Industries/GaugeTech, a worldwide leader in sub-metering and power monitoring, manufactures products that reliably track energy usage and identify inefficiencies, while offering the latest technology in remote monitoring and self-calibration.

Envision Solar International

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Envision Solar International, Inc. is a San Diego based sustainable technology innovation company. Envision distinguishes itself with unique and advanced renewably energized electric vehicle (EV) charging, media and branding and energy security systems. Our highly valuable and diverse product portfolio is based upon our patented EV ARC™ and Solar Tree® product lines. All of our products can be enhanced with EnvisionTrak™ patented solar tracking, ARC Technology™ energy storage, SunCharge™ Electric Vehicle Charging Stations and digital advertising packages.


Espen Technology

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Espen Technology is dedicated to delivering sustainable and environmentally progressive lighting solutions. As a manufacturer and designer of high efficiency lighting products, Espen continually strives to improve the efficiency of lighting technology. Our products reflect an emphasis on sustainability, quality, and reliability. Our product development is driven by a simple commitment: to improve people’s lives and build a better future for generations to come.

Thermo Fisher Scientific 

Thermo Fisher Scientific is the world leader in serving science, generating $18 billion in annual revenue. Customers worldwide trust our tools and solutions to help them accelerate innovation and enhance productivity. Together, we’re making advancements that make a real difference. We do that by providing an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive support, through our five premier brands: Thermo Scientific; Applied Biosystems; Invitrogen; Fisher Scientific; and Unity Lab Services.

Flow Control Industries, Inc. 

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For the past 30 years, Flow Control has manufactured the DeltaPValve®, a precision control valve for the heating and cooling of commercial buildings. What sets the DeltaPValve® apart from other control valves on the market is the scientific proof to confidently guarantee system stability, diversity and performance at an unparalleled level of accuracy. The DeltaPValve’s unique and patented design has helped save Flow Control clients millions of dollars in annual energy savings, reduced operating costs and avoided capital costs.

Gotcha Bikes 

Gotcha Bike provides bike share programs at 20+ colleges, residential, and corporate campuses across the U.S.. Integrated GPS technology allows users to locate and access the bikes via a smartphone or computer. Durability features include a rustproof aluminum frame, waterproof Kevlar seat, puncture-resistant tires and a belt drive.

Hungry Planet 

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Our planet is hungry for creative, sustainable ways to feed our rapidly growing human family. At Hungry Planet™, we set out on a mission to match authentic meat textures and flavors with plant-based ingredients. Developed in the heart of the Midwest, our 100% plant-based Range-Free Meats™ use fewer resources from planet to production, and are good for you and the planet. Range-Free Meats™are created especially for culinary professionals to use as a 1:1 substitution in their favorite recipes. Our premium plant-based meats include ground beef, chicken, pork, Italian sausage, chorizo sausage and crab, available in bulk and in ready-to-cook patties.

Interface, Inc

Interface, Inc. is the world’s largest manufacturer of modular carpet, which we design for our customers under the Interface and FLOR brands.  We are committed to sustainability and minimizing our impact on the environment while enhancing shareholder value.  Our new mission, “Climate Take Back”, focuses on driving positive impacts in the world to create a climate fit for life.  

For additional information: please visit and  Follow Interface on Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Instagram and Vimeo.

Johnson Controls


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“Helping students achieve and campuses thrive. First impressions make a major impact on student recruitment. 65% of first year students choose a college based on the campus appearance and its perceived maintenance. Creating a quality learning and living environment for students is more critical than ever. Johnson Controls provides building systems, equipment, battery storage, and performance infrastructure solutions. We help colleges and universities improve everything from comfort and security to sustainable design and emerging technologies”.


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Get Juize is a network of sharable all-in-one portable batteries which will allow students and faculty to get mobile charging on the go thus eliminating the need to carry charging accessories and wasting time searching for a power outlets.  Additionally our software that controls our batteries allows the Universities to collect data or provide information to the subscribers of the network. Our Software can be used as stand alone or in conjunction with a University’s mobile App or Website. 



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“LimeBike dramatically improves urban mobility by systematically deploying fleets of smart-bikes enabled with 3G/GPS technology and smart-locks. At $1 or less to ride, LimeBike revolutionizes first and last mile mobility in cities and campuses by providing residents with a more affordable, efficient, and cleaner transportation option. We are based in San Mateo, CA.”


lumeo is fundamentally changing how colleges and universities upgrade their lights to LED technology. Our on-campus internship program gives students real-world experience in energy auditing, energy calculations, financial analysis, and project management. Sustainability is one of the fastest growing job markets in California, and LED upgrades are often the lowest-hanging fruit to help campuses meet their energy reduction and sustainability goals. We turn lighting upgrades into learning opportunities.


As the innovator of customized waste and recycle bin, we’ve made creating your ideal bin easy. Our products are made from 97% post-consumer HDPE – milk jugs – and are a sustainable solution for your recycling program. All of our products are hand-made in Sussex, WI utilizing a lean manufacturing process in a facility powered by 100% green power through renewable energy credits. With 10 standard colors, thousands of available options, and a variety of logo applications, our waste & recycling bins can be customized to meet both your functional and design needs.

Mohawk Group

Mohawk Group, the world’s leading producer and distributor of quality commercial carpet and hard surface flooring, delivers industry-leading style, cutting-edge innovation, unmatched service and superior sustainability. A mission to believe in better guides leadership in transparency with over 500 Red List Free products that contribute to healthy spaces. With a heritage of craftsmanship that spans more than 130 years, Mohawk Group’s enduring family of brands are widely regarded as the most trusted names in commercial flooring.


P2S Engineering

For over 25 years, P2S has brought innovative and sustainable engineering solutions to Southern California. Be it mechanical and electrical design, or plumbing and technology services, we take a holistic, performance-based approach to every project we undertake. We don’t just find solutions that work – we find solutions that work for each client. From higher education and healthcare, to aerospace and port design, our team of 140+ engineers and technical staff can find the smartest design for even the most challenging problems.

Pacific Interlock Pavingstone

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Developers of patented Hydro-Flo Technology Pavers: the only known concrete pavers with 100% surface permeability. It’s stronger than poured concrete, lower maintenance than asphalt, and 100% ADA compliant. It also eliminates standing water in problem drainage areas, conserves water resources by reducing runoff, controlling erosion, and returning rain water to ground aquifers.


PourAway is a US based manufacture of Liquid Recycling Systems. Our products allow users to separate liquid from trash when recycling their waste. This is done through our products ability to separate trash from liquid within any customer-accessed disposal areas.

PourAway addresses a need state in the industry for an innovative recycling product that positively impact the environment, benefit employee’s safety and wellbeing, all while adding profit to the bottom-line.

REC Solar 

REC Solar is a nationwide leader providing complete commercial, utility, and public-sector solar solutions. We are a proven energy partner with 20-years of experience and 220+ megawatts of successful projects. REC Solar is majority-owned by Duke Energy, giving our customers access to financing and expanded energy services like offsite solar and battery storage. Our goal is to maximize the value of our customers’ solar investments over time.

Santa Barbara Metropolitan District 

The Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District (MTD) is an independent government agency providing public bus service to the southern region of Santa Barbara County.  With a service range of 52 square miles from Goleta through Carpinteria, MTD carries approximately 6.9 million passengers annually.  Employing approximately 215 people, Santa Barbara MTD provides a reliable, safe, comfortable and environmentally-friendly means of mobility for South Coast residents and visitors include students, commuters, people with disabilities, and seniors.

Shaw Contract 

Shaw Contract is more than a flooring manufacturer. We customize solutions, provide single-source accountability, and remain committed to environmental excellence. As a brand of Shaw Industries, we combine the expertise of the world’s largest carpet manufacturer with the financial stability of a Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary. Shaw Contract provides global consistency through design, service, and sustainability of our products.


At Sielo, we build solutions at the nexus of power, light, and data; creating new possibilities for smart and sustainable buildings. Our products and solutions have been implemented in leading green building projects around the country, in university campuses, medical facilities, office buildings, municipal, multifamily, and retail, shaping enhanced environments across every application. Founded in Boulder, Colorado, Sielo has been designing and manufacturing building intelligence and LED solutions since 2003. 


Sigler has been a leading HVAC equipment and controls provider for the Greater Southwestern United States since 1970. We are the systems solutions expert for Carrier brand unitary, applied and ancillary products. Additionally, we represent manufacturers with a complimentary line of equipment that takes our total product offering to a higher level beyond generic offerings. We can provide products and services for those customers with unique needs or custom applications. For these reasons you can look to Sigler for your total HVAC system solutions.


Our planet needs a better way to create and dispense clean drinking water—a new approach that’s convenient, yet respectful of our environment.

Our solution: The Skywell. Revolutionary technology that creates clean water from the air. We call it air water. To produce it, all you need is a Skywell and a standard electrical outlet.

Skywell is committed to impacting our world’s water crisis. We’re empowering people to control their own water supply—and in the process, to act in a socially responsible manner regarding the Earth’s waning supply of clean drinking water.

Smart Watt

SmartWatt helps education customers modernize their facilities for students and teachers with our budget neutral approach to energy systems optimization. We guarantee energy costs savings that are used to fund the project – if they don’t we pay the difference. Our areas of expertise include lighting and advanced lighting control systems, building automation systems, HVAC systems, building envelopes, water conservation, solar PV systems, end of life equipment replacements, and more.

Staples Business Advantage

Staples Business Advantage offers a curated products and services assortment combined with deep expertise, best-in-class customer service, competitive pricing and a state-of-the-art e-commerce site. SBA is the one-source solution for all things schools need to succeed, including office supplies, facilities supplies, technology, promotional products, and furniture.

To reach your sustainability goals, we offer recycling services, waste reduction programs, eco-friendly products and detailed reporting on sustainability metrics. Our experts will design a sustainability program tailored to your goals, and our marketing team will help promote it to your employees.


Stem combines predictive analytics with advanced battery technology to reduce electricity costs for schools and businesses. With 120 MWh of customers enrolled in our network, Stem is the market leader of intelligent energy storage for hundreds of customers, including the largest portfolio of higher education institutions. Stem’s energy storage service agreement requires no capital outlay, no ongoing maintenance, and delivers automated savings from day one.

Stirling Ultracold

Stirling Ultracold Freezers are manufactured and developed by Global Cooling, Inc. in Athens, OH which is a certified Small Business HUBZone company. Stirling Ultracold’s ultra-low temperature freezer products feature the industry’s first reliable cooling technology, using the free-piston Stirling engine. This innovation has allowed the company to provide a new generation of environmentally-friendly ULT freezers that achieve stable storage conditions over a wide temperature range. Using less than one third the electric power of standard compressor-based ULT freezers, as confirmed by independent, ENERGY STAR® protocol testing.


Sustain helps private and public organizations reduce their operating expenses while meeting meaningful sustainability goals.  We call it: Savings as a Service.  Sustain’s unique platform combines cutting edge smart technology with proprietary software to provide real-time, actionable sustainability data for your school or institution.  Our turn-key solutions are customized to fit you, and your IT department’s specific needs.

ThermAir Integrated Technologies 

ThermAir Integrated Technologies is a leading provider of services in Critical Environments such as Laboratories, Life Science, and Healthcare facilities. An authorized partner with Accutrol LLC, we offer both the Accuvalve airflow control valve and also VorTekG3 airflow measurement devices.

The award winning AccuValve is designed for sustainable critical environments with very low pressure drop for energy savings and safety through true airflow measurement.

The VorTekG3 is the only digital airflow sensing and the only linear airflow measurement technology available.


Total Clean Equipment

Total Clean Equipment: Offering a Total Solution to All Your Cleaning Needs

For over four decades, Total Clean Equipment has provided commercial cleaning and janitorial equipment, floor scrubber rental, industrial cleaning equipment, used floor scrubbers, pressure washers and more for the most rugged environments in Southern California. We provide cleaning equipment for any level of cleaning, from your office floors to your back lots. There is a Total Solution for all your cleaning needs, and we have the broadest line of industrial cleaning equipment, parts and chemicals in Southern California.

Victor Stanley 

Victor Stanley, a leader in quality site furnishings, helps you bring your visions to life. From benches and bike racks to smart litter receptacles, which use our Relay Sensor and Service to enable efficient collection routing, we meticulously design, engineer and manufacture every detail to ensure our site furnishings will withstand the test of time. Founded over 54 years ago, we help create a place for people to gather live life and make timeless moments.

Visionaire Lighting

Visionaire Lighting is a leader in performance Outdoor Area Lighting. Visionaire, going on 18 years, has been a key influencer in transforming the lighting industry towards environmentally-aware and community-friendly traditional lighting. We offer a full line of LED products designed for optical performance, long life, and maximum energy savings.



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VWR is the leading, global, independent provider of product and service solutions to laboratory and production customers. With sales in excess of $4.5 billion in 2016, VWR has enabled science for more than 160 years in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, industrial, education, government and healthcare industries. VWR delivers product choice, operational excellence and differentiated services to improve our customers’ productivity and provide total solutions from research to production to custom-manufactured chemical blends.  Our team of more than 10,200 associates is focused on helping customers achieve their goals.

World Centric 

World Centric® provides high quality compostable food service disposables and food packaging products for use in schools, corporate cafeterias, restaurants, hospitals, parties etc. Our products are made annually renewable resources like corn, sugarcane, and wheat straw fiber. Sugar cane and wheat straw fiber are also discarded by-products of the agriculture industry and we are using this discarded fiber to make sustainable alternatives to plastics and Styrofoam



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The George Yardley Company has represented energy-saving and sustainable products since 1960.

  • Tamco dampers remain low leakage after 700,000 cycles
  • Air Enterprises air handling units can be built in tight interior spaces and include a 40-year warranty
  • Kimax® acid drain and vent line pipe is the best for the application and the only recyclable material available in the industry
  • Gilsulate underground insulation is environmentally-friendly, prevents water ingress, and remains thermally efficient
  • Belimo Energy Valves optimize hydronic loops with amazing functionality



Zipcar is the world’s leading car-sharing network and the largest provider of campus car-sharing programs. The company is driven by a mission to enable simple and responsible urban living on college campuses and in cities across the globe. Zipcar provides universal access to thousands of vehicles parked in convenient locations in over 500 cities and towns across nine countries and on more than 50 airports and 600 college and university campuses. Members join, reserve, and unlock Zipcars with the mobile app, drive away and return it when they’re done.

Zon Technology

The Powersol by ZON is a solar powered, mobile device charging station built into a durable outdoor patio umbrella. The battery hub, powered through green and sustainable energy, is an affordable solution for campuses providing a convenient mobile device charging solution for students and faculty.  The water-proof lithium ion battery hub will charge 3 devices continuously for 24 hours as fast as plugged into a wall outlet!  The Powersol will fit into any standard patio table or can be used as a stand-alone umbrella.  The Powersol requires no special, costly installation.