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Sustainable SRJC Report

Cherry blossoms on the Petaluma campus

Highlights of Sustainable SRJC

  • The first photovoltaic arrays installed in 2006, at Public Safety Training Center Windsor campus (California Solar Initiative)
  • SRJC commits to sustainability in 2011, when President Agrella signs the Talloires Declaration
  • Sonoma County voters pass Measure H in 2014, a $410 million bond to support new and updated technology and facilities
    • Energy savings from solar panel installations projected at $1 million annually
    • Photovoltaics at Shone Farm projected to generate 90% of the farm's energy needs
    • New Quinn Central Plant's water reclamation target is 6 to 7 million gallons annually, reducing potable water consumption by 20%
    • LED lighting upgrades projected to save $300,000 annually
  • The Facilities Master Plan was created in 2016, establishing a 15-year guidance plan for reducing resource use and lowering operating costs
  • The Residential Demonstration Garden Project was established in 2018
    • Award: Community College Water Award, from California Higher Education Sustainability Conference (CHESC)
    • Award: 2019 Water Use Efficiency Award for Large Landscapes, from the City of Santa Rosa
  • Clipper BayPass Pilot Program launched in 2022, to study student transit usage around the Bay Area

Sustainable SRJC Report - Fall 2022