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California State University, San Bernardino
Location San Bernardino, CA
Organization Type Education (Higher)
Percentage Green Power 5.3%
Organization-wide Purchase Yes
Environmental Web Page exit EPA
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California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) is a public institution serving over 18,000 students with two geographic locations in Southern California: The main campus in San Bernardino and a satellite campus in Palm Desert.

CSUSB is part of the California State University system, which has established executive policy since 1989 to support renewable energy wherever cost-effective. In August 2007, CSUSB energized its first on-site renewable power generation with two rooftop photovoltaic arrays on the San Bernardino campus, followed by a much larger ground-mount array and a second rooftop array, both operational in September 2010, and two pilot wind turbines in 2011. Together, CSUSB’s on-site renewable energy systems currently supply campus facilities with nearly 2 million kilowatt-hours of renewable power per year.

In addition to on-site generation, CSUSB facilities are supplied with electricity purchased from utilities required to provide a minimum 20 percent renewable resources in California.

In total, CSUSB receives over 25 percent of its electricity from renewable sources, with over 5 percent eligible as “green power” purchases.

In 2009, energy infrastructure improvements on the San Bernardino campus were awarded the ‘National Energy Project of the Year’ by the Association of Energy Engineers for its commitment to on-site renewable generation and innovative HVAC applications.

Please visit http://sustainability.csusb.edu/Projects/index.html for more information.


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