STARS Information:

  • Credit Rationale: Institution has an occupied, formally designated model room in a residence hall that is open to students during regular hours and demonstrates sustainable living principles.
  • Environmental Benefits: Providing a model room that demonstrates sustainable living practices is a great resource for students living in a residence hall. Students learn about ways to reduce their water usage (while doing dishes or showering), buy sustainable living products, the proper ways to separate waste (trash vs. recycling vs. composting), and reduce electricity usage among other things. Most importantly, students incorporate what they learn from the model room into their own rooms.
  • Scoring: Institution receives 0.25 points for meeting the criteria outlined above.

Going Green

CSU Channel Islands Summary:

Model Room in a Residence Hall:

distant view of residence hallCSU Channel Islands currently does not have an occupied, formally designated model room in a residence hall that is open to students during regular hours and demonstrates sustainable living practices.

We are presently over 100% occupied and do not have space to dedicate to this kind of public display project.  When we are able to re-open our show room, we do intend to incorporate these features with signs explaining the sustainable features.


What is a Model Room in a Residence Hall?

A model room is an occupied, formally designated room in a residence hall that provides information and resources for students who would like to live a more sustainable lifestyle. Any student living in the residence hall can visit to learn more about how to reduce their impact on the environment through informational signage, sustainable living demonstrations, or from talking to the residents that live in that particular model room. The model room is open during regular business hours.

Information Received From:

Cindy Derrico: Director, Housing and Residential Education

Learn More:

Examples of Model Rooms in a Residence Hall at other STARS rated institutions:

http://sustainability.duke.edu/campus_initiatives/buildings/GrnDrmRm.html

http://www.re-nest.com/re-nest/green-tours/sara-and-rogans-delightful-dorm-oasis-112797