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.
Cal Poly Receives LEED Silver for Three Existing Campus Buildings
Cal Poly has received LEED Silver Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council for three existing campus buildings, the Advanced Technology Laboratories, Cotchett Education Building and the Construction Innovations Center. The three structures achieved their certification in LEED’s operations and maintenance (O+M) category.
The Cal Poly Solar Project
Interested in learing more about the Cal Poly Solar farm that is soon to be constructed? Make sure to watch this quick video from REC solar.
Test Your Cal Poly Sustainability Knowledge!
In an effort to provide a fun and interactive way to educate new incoming freshman on Cal Poly Sustainability efforts, Green Campus team members crafted a Kahoot! quiz. Feel free to test your knowledge, all you need is a computer and a handheld device. Even better host a trivia session with friends using Kahoot or share in the classroom. Take the online quiz!
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.
Cal Poly Releases Sixth Sustainability Report
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. The report defines measurable indicators against which we are tracking our progress on a biennial basis. The document clearly demonstrates both successes to date and challenges for the future. It may also serve as a useful tool in continuing to make the campus a living laboratory.