STARS Information:

  • Credit Rationale: This credit recognizes institutions that have incorporated environmental features into their design and construction projects.
  • Environmental Benefit: Decisions made during the design phase, such as where to locate the building and how it is oriented, can yield significant energy savings and reduce impacts on the site. By designing and building for enhanced indoor environmental quality (IEQ), institutions can ensure their buildings provide safe, healthy, and productive spaces for the campus community.
  • Scoring: Institutions earn 4.00 points for meeting the criteria outlined above.

Going Green

CSU Channel Islands Summary:

Building Design and Construction:

The University has developed Design Guidelines that are provided to planning & design consultants, and contractor at the start of any capital project which describe sustainable strategies either required or suggested to be incorporated into the completed project. Additionally, sustainable design charettes are required to during the planning or design phase of the project to identify specific strategies to meet the stated guidelines included in the CSU Policy and Design Guidelines. Throughout the design and construction documentation phases, University staff and campus engineering consultants review the progress of the design to ensure that the project is compliant with the Policy and Guidelines, as well as what was approved during the sustainability charette. During the construction phase and at completion of the project, the campus’ commissioning agent is reviewing the progress of the project to ensure continued compliance with these, and to enable the project to be occupied with all of the building systems fully commissioned and operating at the stated efficiencies.


StatusPoints EarnedPoints Possible

Information Received From:

John Gormley: Campus Architect/Interim Director, Planning Design & Construction

Learn More:

For information on how and why CI received the score stated above. (MS Word, 380KB)