UC Santa Barbara

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

2019 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Silver Sponsors




A returning sponsor of CHESC, Yardi develops and support industry-leading real estate management software for all types and sizes of companies and organizations across the globe, including energy and utility management for public and private universities. A commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility is ingrained in Yardi’s products, services and corporate business practices.

Yardi® is committed to the design, development and support of software for real estate investment management, property management and energy management. The Yardi Voyager® platform is a complete real estate management solution. It includes marketing, leasing, operations, procurement, energy and ancillary solutions to help property owners, managers and investors increase revenue and asset value and reduce expense and risk. For the energy market, the Yardi Pulse® suite helps manage costs, measure consumption and track sustainability initiatives. For more information on how Yardi is Energized for Tomorrow, visit

Green Sponsors

Office Depot




Office Depot, Inc. is a leading global provider of business services, supplies and technology solutions for every facility, clinic or organization – through its fully integrated omni-channel platform of 1,300+ stores, world-class ecommerce sites, mobile app, dedicated sales professionals and technicians.

Through its banner brands Office Depot®, OfficeMax®, CompuCom® and Grand&Toy®, the company offers its customers the tools and resources needed to focus on their passion of starting, growing and running their business with optimal productivity.



SunPower is a global solar technology and energy services provider who puts customers in control of their electricity costs. Educational institutions rely on the company’s 30 plus years of experience and guaranteed performance to provide maximum return on investment throughout the life of their SunPower® solar system. By offering schools a complete solar solution and a commitment to educating the leaders of tomorrow, SunPower is changing the way our world is powered.

Community Sponsors



Calsense contributes to a sustainable future by helping customers conserve water, manage labor, and save money. Committed to customer success, we deliver high-quality products backed by pre- and post-sales support recognized industry-wide.  As specialists in government landscape applications, Calsense has remained dedicated to water efficiency for over 30 years by providing weather-based irrigation solutions, flow monitoring, soil moisture sensing, and managing water budgets. As a WaterSense partner, Calsense shares in the EPA’s vision to protect and preserve the nation’s water supply.

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. Enpowered provides a unique blend of controls innovation, insightful commissioning, and energy engineering expertise to unlock our client’s value, and enhance system and facility performance.

GI Energy




GI Energy, an affiliate of Shell New Energies, specializes in distributed energy resource development, including financing, construction and operations. We deliver outstanding reliable, resilient, clean and cost-effective energy infrastructure solutions for a variety of customers including educational institutions, real estate developers, municipalities, utilities and building owners. We leverage state-of-the-art technologies to hedge against volatile energy prices, improve energy reliability and reduce environmental impacts.

Johnson Controls




“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”.



With more than 135 years of experience, obsessive attention to detail, and a passionate commitment to people and the planet, Tarkett provides innovative flooring and surface solutions that don’t just perform, they inspire. Our Tarkett Solution SPECtrumoffers the most extensive inventory of Cradle to Cradle ® certified products, from resilient to soft surface, and from products to adhesives to maintenance. Great spaces. One surface at a time.

UC/CSU/Utility Energy Efficiency Partnership




The UC/CSU/Utility Energy Efficiency Partnership was created to encourage energy efficiency investments and foster best practices in California’s Higher Education Systems. The state’s four investor-owned utilities (IOUs), including Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), Southern California Edison (SCE), Southern California Gas (SCG), and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), and Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) a municipality utility, have partnered with the University of California (UC) and the California State University (CSU) systems to provide financial incentives and project support for energy efficiency improvements on the 33 campuses participating.

Waxie Sanitary Supply


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.





ADOMANI, Inc. is a provider of zero-emission electric and hybrid vehicle drivetrain systems for integration in new school buses and medium to heavy-duty commercial fleet vehicles, as well as re-power conversion kits for the replacement of drivetrain systems in combustion-powered vehicles. ADOMANI is also a provider of new zero-emission electric and hybrid vehicles focused on reducing the total cost of vehicle ownership, and helps fleet operators unlock the benefits of green technology and address the challenges of traditional fuel price instability and local, state and federal environmental regulatory compliance.



ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions combines the industry’s most knowledgeable door opening experts with products from leading door and hardware brands to provide complete opening solutions. ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions works closely with architectural, security, facilities and integrator communities to address challenges they encounter serving and securing their customers.

Auto-Chlor System



We manufacture Commercial Dish Washing Machines and kitchen Cleaning Chemicals to include soaps, sanitizers, disinfectants, degreasers, etc. We have 16 service locations throughout CA. We offer a Direct Service model where our technician does your routine service, product delivery, employee training, etc with no middle man. We are great at tailoring a service program/frequency and meeting budgets.

Capitol Energy Systems 



Capitol Energy Systems offers a wireless energy management system designed specifically for schools and colleges, allowing you to control your HVAC units from any device with internet access. Our technology uses the existing wireless network so there are no wires that need to be run or additional equipment needed. We offer enterprise level Wi-Fi security and include all the services and training needed to launch a successful EMS system.

CleanRiver Recycling Solutions



CleanRiver Recycling Solutions is a leading manufacturer of recycling bins. Creating less waste is our passion. Creating effective recycling bins is our purpose. CleanRiver has moved beyond the familiar ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’ towards a more environmentally sustainable approach called the 3C’s of recycling: Culture, Communication and Collection. As partners, we will ensure that your recycling program has a positive impact on both the environment and your bottom line.



Connectpoint® suite of products offer advanced solar and battery-powered, ePaper, real-time digital signage for “smart transit” and “smart city” applications efficiently accelerating transit needs and enabling a true mobility system. Connectpoint® products do not require electrical infrastructure and addresses the issues of cost efficiency and reliability for real-time departure information. Connectpoint’s Digital Bus Stop®, SmartStop® and Interactive Kiosk high-resolution imagery broadcasts real-time arrival/departures, service change updates, rider alerts, ad campaigns in addition to interactive trip planning. Weatherized and wireless, Connectpoint® Digital Signage, is easily deployed on existing bus stop poles and bus shelters within 30 minutes. Our content management system CPAM (Connectpoint Asset Management) integrates all legacy systems into one content portal. For more information, visit

DECRA Metal Roofing


Producing USA manufactured concrete and clay tile replacement roofing for 62 years, DECRA Metal Roofing provides the best alternative to traditional sloped roofing materials.
Designed for Style and Engineered to Protect, these CRRC rated roof systems provide the aesthetic value, cost, highest impact, wind and fire ratings for sloped roofing. 50 year commercial warranty.




ecogrounds satisfies your uncompromising taste and thirst for a better world. flavor is always first when we buy our green coffee. it’s also: always certified. always fair. always traceable. great taste. no waste. our bags are recyclable, our cups are compostable, and our operating partners share our values. let’s make coffee better, together. we contribute where coffee grows and coffee brews. learn how we bring water to farmers, food to student pantries, and waste to zero at




Eco-Products® is a leading brand of foodservice packaging made from renewable and recycled resources. Eco-Products provides packaging with real environmental benefits, works with customers to improve composting and recycling, and collaborates with the broader industry to shift how businesses and consumers think about and manage waste. With the goal of Zero Waste as part of the company mission, Eco-Products is using business as a force for good. Eco-Products became a Certified B Corp in 2016 and a NovolexTM brand in 2018.



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 includes apps for manual meter reads, tenant billing and recharge, in addition to energy management tools, utility tariff comparisons, and greenhouse gas tracking.





Electron provides phone chargers to go as a service.  Our Supernova Stations hold 7 Electron Chargers each and users (students, staff and facility) can grab and go as much as needed during a day, month or semester based on the user’s subscription choice.  We offer two different revenue share models.




EnvirOx is a leading manufacturer of environmentally-preferred, safer cleaning chemicals and chemical dispensing systems. We are a woman-owned business passionate about providing simple, effective, healthier alternatives to every day cleaning products. Our patented hydrogen peroxide cleaning technology delivers unparalleled performance, safety, versatility and stability–resulting in a deeper clean without the hazardous fumes and toxicity.

e-ride Industries




E-ride Industries is an OEM of full sized neighborhood electric vehicles who offer two passenger utility trucks and four passenger electric transportation vehicles. E-ride vehicles produce zero emissions, are virtually maintenance free and cost the consumer only pennies per mile to operate. E-ride focuses on quality, versatility, and being USA made.

ESL Vision




Combining years of solid-state lighting design experience and a unique, patented installation approach, ESL Vision manufactures a complete line of innovative and efficient LED lighting solutions for virtually any retrofit, replacement or new lighting project. ESL Vision’s products save time and money by eliminating many of the hassles of installation, by reducing energy costs, and by qualifying end users for various utility company rebates and incentives.

Fabri-Kal Corp



Fabri-Kal is a leading provider of foodservice and custom thermoformed packaging solutions. Our customer base includes foodservice operators and consumer product manufacturers. We specialize in a variety of materials. Greenware® is our premium line of foodservice disposables made entirely from plants. We’re committed to producing packaging in a safe and environmentally-responsible way by using innovative materials and reducing our packaging where possible. We proudly manufacture our products in the USA.

ForeFront Power




ForeFront Power is a solar development company with more than a decade of renewable industry experience, serving business, public sector, and wholesale power customers around the world. Education is the core of our business. With over 400 megawatts (MW) of operational projects with schools, our team strives to transform your campuses solar installations beyond just energy production and savings.





Gotcha is a mobility-as-a-service that offers customized first-mile/last-mile microtransit solutions for municipalities and universities. Gotcha provides choice through multiple e-mobility assets all operated through one single app. Partners can leverage our expertise in bike share, ride share, scooter share, trike share and future shared e-mobility services to develop a custom transit solution.




Ever since our start in 1689, our passion for innovation, development and precision has led to a long line of successful products and solutions in very different areas – from sewing machines and motorcycles to market-leading outdoor power products for customers around the globe. Today, our commitment to increasing usability together with our respect for nature is guiding us to produce more ergonomic products with lower emissions and better energy efficiency than ever before.



At Ingenium, our Mission Statement, “We Care for Your World,” highlights our focus and commitment to providing outstanding service and innovative solutions to our customers. We offer a variety of sustainable and zero waste disposal options that can save you money and contribute to the preservation of our environment. If you are looking for a waste provider who you can trust with all your waste management needs, look no further! We are here and ready to help.



Interface, Inc. is a global commercial flooring company with an integrated collection of carpet tiles and resilient flooring, including luxury vinyl tile (LVT) and nora® rubber flooring. Our modular system helps customers create beautiful interior spaces which positively impact the people who use them and our planet. Our mission, Climate Take Back™, invites other companies to join us as we commit to running our business in a way that is restorative to the planet and creates a climate fit for life.

Lippert Components




Lippert Components, Inc. (LCI®) is the world’s leading supplier of highly engineered products for the leisure and mobile transportation industries. From the open road to the open water, we supply a broad array of premium components for recreational pursuits. With over 65 facilities throughout North America and Europe, our more than 10,000 team members work together to bring innovative product and service solutions to customers every day.




LPA believes that sustainability inspires great design—design that’s environmentally intelligent and efficient—yet also visionary, vibrant and life-changing. From K-12 and higher education facilities to civic, recreational, corporate and healthcare developments, we deliver design solutions that benefit the environment, improve the bottom line and enrich the human experience.



At Max-R, we partner with organizations to provide coordinated, sustainable solutions through our customized waste and recycle bins and site furnishings. As the innovator of the customized waste and recycle bin, we’ll create a bin that is not only specific to your waste streams, custodial needs and design requirements but one the will increase awareness of your sustainability program.

MBS Engineering


MBS Engineering has a rich history of natural gas expertise. Our highly trained and certified Field Technicians are dedicated to safely designing, detecting and repairing all needs and issues relating to natural gas systems. We hold both a General Engineering and C-36 Plumbing license and have successfully performed over 800 gas system surveys, more than 100,000 seismic valve installations, over 100 complete gas system re-pipes, and 1,000s of gas leak repairs since 2007. We are also an authorized distributor and installer of FlexEnergy Gas Turbines. Our credentials make us one of the only private organizations with certified regulator mechanics and factory trained gas survey technicians. This allows us to provide the experience, knowledge and skills necessary to become your trusted go-to company for all gas-related needs.

MelRok, LLC


MelRok LLC provides its patented and class-leading Facility and Energy Management IoT Platform as a Service (PaaS) to higher education, energy service companies (ESCOs), commissioning agents, controls and equipment OEMs, software firms, facility management providers, and mechanical contractors. Facility management hasn’t changed much since the invention of the first thermostat 200 years ago, but MelRok seeks to change this. Our platform helps building professionals manage legacy systems and adopt new technologies, all using a physics-based platform that identifies equipment failures, system inefficiencies and other anomalies leading to a more efficient building from both an operations and energy perspective.

Pacific Interlock Pavingstone



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 rainwater to ground aquifers.

Polaris Industries


Polaris Commercial offers a comprehensive line of highly sustainable and productive vehicle solutions for transporting people and hauling equipment in urban environments like colleges and universities. Polaris’ GEM®, PRO XD, and Taylor-Dunn® vehicles are more sustainable, safer, and more cost effective than alternative solutions due to right-sized designs and engineering for urban mobility environments. The dedicated employees of Polaris Commercial provide colleges and universities with free fleet analysis, simple purchasing processes, and a dedicated customer support team.

Priorclave North America


Priorclave North America helps researchers, scientists, and students maintain safe campus laboratories by providing reliable, sustainable steam autoclaves. We believe that your autoclave should do more than sterilize equipment—it should handle media, waste, and complex test protocols without squandering campus resources. Learn more about energy and water conserving autoclaves at, the first and only autoclave to carry the ACT environmental impact label from My Green Lab.

Restaurant Technologies



Restaurant Technologies makes commercial kitchens safer, smarter, more efficient and more sustainable with its automated frying oil storage, handling, filtration monitoring and disposal management system. We deliver the fresh oil, our system pumps it to the fryer, pumps the waste oil back out and we pick up the waste for recycling – your employees never need to touch hot oil again.

Russell Sigler Inc




Sigler is a pioneering mechanical equipment, controls, and technology company. Having served the HVAC industry for over sixty years, Sigler delivers value through excellence, innovation, and consistent execution.
From virtual facilities management platforms, 3D scanning, and Revit tools, to award-winning chillers, air-handlers, VRF, and packaged rooftop systems – Sigler brings a unique tool set to the market. We are growth mindset driven, powered by talent, perseverance, and focused on pushing the envelope towards a sustainable future.

Thermo Fisher Scientific



Thermo Fisher Scientific is the world leader in serving science. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics, deliver medicines to market and increase laboratory productivity. Through our premier brands – Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services – we offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive services.

Tork Professional Hygiene, an Essity brand




Essity is a global hygiene and health company dedicated to improving well-being through our innovative products and services, essential necessities for everyday life. Essity is the maker of the leading global brand, Tork Professional Hygiene.   Our objective is to develop solutions that contribute toward and drive a more sustainable and circular society and to offer efficient reuse, recycling or composting of our products, which reduces consumer waste.


Gold Nonprofit Sponsor

Mattress Recycling Council 





The Mattress Recycling Council (MRC) was formed by the mattress industry to operate recycling programs (known as Bye Bye Mattress) in states which have enacted mattress recycling laws – California, Connecticut and Rhode Island. MRC educates the mattress industry about mattress recycling laws, assists retailers and manufacturers with their registration and reporting obligations, and works closely with local governments, waste management professionals, recyclers and others to create an accessible and efficient mattress collection and recycling network. Rest assured, MRC can help you understand your obligations and recycle your used mattresses.

Community Nonprofit Sponsor

Antioch University Los Angeles 



The Urban Sustainability Department at Antioch University Los Angeles is training the next generation of urban problem-solvers to meet the world’s dual challenges of climate change and inequality.  Our two-year programs offer an educational home to like-minded students, faculty, and community partners who work and learn together in a hybrid, hands-on, cutting-edge program. We believe our urban centers can be just and sustainable places with effective educators, advocates, and agents of change leading the way. Our graduates are influencing how public policy is made; launching disruptive, forward-thinking social enterprises; while working with urban communities to ensure access to clean air and water, affordable renewable energy, food, education, healthcare, and housing.

Nonprofit Sponsors

Fair Trade Campaigns

Fair Trade Campaigns

Fair Trade Campaigns is a powerful grassroots movement mobilizing thousands of conscious consumers and Fair Trade advocates on campuses and communities across the U.S. We are part of a global effort to normalize Fair Trade as an institutional practice and consumer preference across twenty-four countries on six continents. Fair Trade Colleges & Universities currently works with more than one hundred campuses across the U.S. to raise awareness around Fair Trade and increase institutional purchasing of Fair Trade products on campus.

IES Abroad




Since 1950, IES Abroad has provided study abroad and internship programs to more than 140,000 students. A not-for-profit, IES Abroad is also comprised of Customized Programs, IES Internships, and the Study Abroad Foundation (SAF). In total, IES Abroad offers more than 400 programs worldwide in Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and North America for college students, and serves more than 500 top-ranked universities.

The Better Food Foundation




The Better Food Foundation promotes dietary changes to build a healthy, equitable, humane, and environmentally sustainable food system. We engage in research and advocacy to promote policies that increase the availability and accessibility of healthy, plant-forward food choices, reduce the consumption of animal products by paying particular attention to groups other advocates have typically overlooked, including faith communities, and aim to advance dietary change initiatives by providing resources to community leaders who are typically underrepresented and excluded from national initiatives.

Plug In America



Plug In America is the nation’s leading independent consumer voice for accelerating the use of plug-in electric vehicles in the United States. Formed as a non-profit in 2008, Plug In America provides practical, objective information collected from our coalition of plug-in vehicle drivers, through public outreach, policy work and PlugStar, our program that educates consumers and auto dealers. Our expertise represents the world’s deepest pool of experience of driving and living with plug-in vehicles. We drive electric. You can too.

Marketing Sponsors




ClimeCo implements and manages carbon emission reduction projects in North America and offers the resulting carbon offsets to organizations that use them as part of their sustainability plans.  ClimeCo provides clients with unparalleled service in both the voluntary and regulated carbon markets and has been honored to receive the Climate Action Reserve’s “Project Developer of the Year” award three of the last four years.

Klean Kanteen



From community fundraising to events and outreach, Klean Kanteen understands that schools and nonprofits need to do a lot with a little. With lean budgets, yet major impact goals, we understand that every bit of support matters. That’s where we come in. We raise the bar from recycling and composting to actually eliminating waste from the outset with reusable solutions. What’s more, our bottles and pints go beyond a single event and continue to offset single-use waste in daily life.

P2S Inc


P2S Inc. is an integrated professional services firm with dedicated MEPT engineering (P2S Eng), construction management (P2S CM), commissioning (P2S Cx) divisions. We deliver innovative, sustainable solutions to clients throughout California and beyond. Our team of engineers, construction managers and commissioning agents can help you plan, design, build and optimize your building systems, central plants and site infrastructure. From higher education and healthcare, to aerospace and ports, our team can find the best solution for even the most challenging problems.

PMSM/19six Architects



Founded in 1906, PMSM/19six Architects is one of the oldest architectural firms in California. From its roots in Santa Barbara, the firm has grown to serve all of California and established an enviable reputation for shaping and enriching our communities. The firm has evolved and grown, but has always remained true to the guiding principle of the practice – Dedicated to Projects that Enrich the Community. PMSM/19six has been honored to serve higher education, K-12 schools, healthcare, performing arts, and civic markets for over 100 years and looks forward to drawing from our legacy to create timeless environments for the future.

The Campus Kitchen Project




Founded in 2001, The Campus Kitchens Project is the national program of renowned nonprofit and social enterprise, DC Central Kitchen. On campuses across the country, students transform would be wasted food into meals for their community. Because food alone will never end hunger, Campus Kitchens also develop programs that go ‘beyond the meal’ and target hunger’s root causes. Running a Campus Kitchen builds leadership skills and fosters relationships that students use today and in their future careers.

World Centric



World Centric provides certified compostable products for the foodservice industry to reduce environmental impact. By innovating in plant-based materials and design, World Centric has developed over 250 products across tableware, cutlery and food packaging. All of World Centric’s products are certified compostable and will turn to soil in commercial composting facilities. As a Certified B Corporation, World Centric upholds rigorous standards of social and environmental responsibility and donates 25% of profits to organizations addressing social and environmental issues.