About Energy, Utilities, and Sustainability
The Facilities Energy, Utilities, and Sustainability organization is dedicated to responsible management of the natural resources needed to assure the continued efficient operations of the Cal Poly campus. Electricity, natural gas, water, and various other resources are critical to operating a successful university; Cal Poly is an award winning leader in sustainability because we manage those resources using sustainability as a driving force in campus planning and operations. Read more about Cal Poly's commitment to sustainability here.
Join us for a series of events, film screenings, and presentations on campus in support Earth Week! In celebration of Zero Waste day, a Q&A session will be held on Tues., April 25th with iFixit Founder, Kyle Wein, from 2-3pm in building 197, room 107. On Weds., April 26th, in the Keck Lab (ATL building 7) from 11-12:30pm, leaders from REC Solar will participate in a panel presentation to discuss the Cal Poly Solar Project and the future of renewable energy in recognition of Climate and Clean Tech day. On Thurs., April 27th Local Food and Water day, World Wildlife Fund CEO, Jason Clay, will talk about his goal of creating global standards for producing and using raw materials in the Keck Lab from 1-1:30pm. These are just a few of the fun and interesting events happening for Earth Week!
Cal Poly has earned a STARS Silver Rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education. Cal Poly’s STARS report is publicly available here.
Cal Poly continues to work to become a Zero Waste campus. Efforts to promote recycling and composting across campus as well as encouraging the community to reduce and reuse is a major priority for the university.
Every two years the Cal Poly Energy, Utilities and Sustainability Department produces a report to highlight the efforts happening around campus. This publication is intended to highlight some of Cal Poly's sustainability achievements within Facilities and Operations, and across the campus community as a whole.