Conservation

Since 1989, the California State University Chancellor's Office has mandated increased energy efficiencies for State and non-State facilities on CSU campuses in order to reduce utility costs, nonrenewable fuel consumption, greenhouse gases emissions, and to improve air quality.

These efficiencies are measured in net reductions of British Thermal Units (BTUs) per gross square foot (GSF) of built space. From Fiscal Year (FY) 1999-2000 to FY 2009-10, the Chancellor's Office required a 30% net reduction of BTUs per gross square foot.

Through creative engineering, more efficient equipment and fixtures, smarter scheduling and space use, and constructive behavioral shifts, CSUSB successfully met and exceeded this goal with over a 33% reduction in FY 2009-10 and over a 37% reduction as of FY 2011-12!

It is worthwhile to highlight the scale of this achievement given that during this same period CSUSB experienced over a 61% net growth in built space between both the San Bernardino and the Palm Desert campuses!

You may read more about these efforts and more on our Projects and Best Practices pages.

CSUSB Energy Efficiencies to Campus Growth


The image is a graph of CSUSB Energy Efficiencies to Campus Growth.  See the table below for a description of the contents.
Fiscal Year BTUs per Weighted Active GSF Weighted Active GSF
1999-2000 98,444 1,482,602
2000-2001 87,789 1,507,065
2001-2002 86,183 1,615,698
2002-2003 79,162 1,880,709
2003-2004 81,122 1,899,459
2004-2005 77,374 1,993,849
2005-2006 73,748 2,132,468
2006-2007 75,409 2,146,422
2007-2008 75,168 2,176,858
2008-2009 69,229 2,368,513
2009-2010 65,656 2,395,630
2010-2011 65,215 2,401,411
2011-2012 61,109 2,397,753

CSUSB Energy Efficiencies by Campus


Values depicted in this bar graph image are CSUSB Energy Efficiencies by Campus in BTUs per Weighted Active GSF.  See the table below for a description of the contents.
Fiscal Year San Bernardino Campus
BTUs per Weighted Active GSF
Palm Desert Campus
BTUs per Weighted Active GSF
1999-2000 98,511 84,559
2000-2001 88,176 43,227
2001-2002 87,176 40,840
2002-2003 79,217 77,236
2003-2004 81,013 85,004
2004-2005 77,216 82,482
2005-2006 73,800 72,254
2006-2007 75,202 81,352
2007-2008 74,833 84,916
2008-2009 68,803 79,783
2009-2010 65,296 74,284
2010-2011 64,645 78,927
2011-2012 60,922 78,085