STARS Information:

  • Credit Rationale: This credit recognizes institutions that operate and maintain their buildings in ways that protect the health of building occupants and the environment.
  • Environmental Benefit: An institution’s existing building stock is typically the largest source of campus energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. By adopting and following a sustainable operations and maintenance framework, institutions can conserve energy and water, minimize impacts on the surrounding site, reduce waste and water consumption, promote indoor environmental quality, and support markets for environmentally preferable materials while providing healthy and productive work, learning, and living spaces.
  • Scoring: Institutions earn 7.00 points for meeting the criteria outlined above.

Going Green

CSU Channel Islands Summary:

Building Operations and Maintenance:

California State University Channel Islands (CI) follows the CSU Chancellor's Executive Order Number 987 office, which encourages campuses to continue to adopt an integrated design approach that includes sustainable materials and practices. It also requires new goals for energy conservation, and the purchase and generation of renewable power. CI also follows the 2010 California Green Building Standards Code (CAL Green), requiring all new buildings reduce water consumption, employ building commissioning to increase building system efficiencies, divert construction waste from landfills, and install low pollutant emitting finish materials. CAL Green’s mandatory measures establish a minimum for green construction practices, and incorporate environmentally responsible buildings into the everyday fabric of California cities without significantly driving up construction costs in a slow economy.


StatusPoints EarnedPoints Possible

Information Received From:

Raudel Banuelos: Associate Director of Buildings & Grounds

Learn More:

For information on how and why CI received the score stated above. (MS Word, 376KB)