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Energy Conservation

California is one of the nation's leaders in distributed generation, renewable energy development and energy conservation policy.  Under the leadership of Governor Jerry Brown, the state has been mandated to further reduce grid-based energy consumption.  This is especially important in Southern California where the closure of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) has put the region at risk for low power supply (blackouts & brownouts) and increased costs due to out-of-state utility procurement.

Fortunately, there are some simple steps that CSUSM can take to avoid outages while simultaneously helping the campus meet its energy reduction goals.

Highlighted points from Executive Order 987

  • All CSU buildings and facilities, regardless of the source of funding for their operation, will be operated in the most energy efficient manner without endangering public health and safety and without diminishing the quality of education.
  • All CSU campuses will continue to identify energy efficiency improvement measures to the greatest extent possible, undertake all necessary steps to seek funding for their implementation and, upon securing availability of funds, expeditiously implement the measures.
  • Each campus energy/utilities manager shall solicit and evaluate feedback from faculty, staff, and students to monitor the effects of energy conservation efforts on instructional programs and the environment. Training on new energy management concepts and programs will be provided as necessary