2016 CSU Facilities Management Conference


Best Practice in Student Achievement in the Physical Environment

CSU Northridge | Sustainable Office Program

CSU Northridge and its Sustainable Office Program aims to make the campus more environmentally friendly by reducing energy use, water consumption and waste. The program also seeks to educate and engage the campus community on best practices in sustainability. The project run by a highly-trained team from the Associated Students has assessed over fifty offices on the campus so far. The team gives ratings bronze, silver, gold and platinum to the best performing offices and departments, which has since spurred some friendly and sustainable competition at the campus.

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Judging Criteria

This category highlights projects that are both student  based and student driven. The project integrates sustainable practices to enhance the physical campus environment. In the process of developing the project, students are exposed to real world applications through their interaction with planning, design, and construction professionals and facilities operations campus staff to accomplish the following:

  • Innovation – unique technology
  • Money saved
  • Can be replicated on other campuses
  • Contributes to the success of the campus
  • Demonstrates best practice or process improvement
  • Integrates sustainable practices
  • Student based and driven
  • Learn by doing experience
  • Demonstrates efforts to educate, communicate, and inform campus community of the project

Note: Student projects shall be nominated by campus faculty or staff, but must be both student based and student driven.

All projects must have been completed between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2016. 


Please direct questions to the Student Achievement in the Physical Environment Committee Chair:
Melody Maffei
Associate Vice President, Capital Planning and Facilities Management
CSU Stanislaus
(209) 667-3624