California is continuing to face an unprecedented period of electrical shortages. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has called on the citizens of California to do all they can to conserve electricity and is looking to state government and other public sector entities to set the example by reducing their energy usage.
CSUSM will be able to avoid outages if we are able to significantly reduce electrical consumption when requested.
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