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Sustainability at RCCD​

The Board of Trustees adopted Board Policy 5775 - Sustainability & Environmental Responsibility in January 25, 2011 which states “The Riverside Community College District recognizes its responsibility to exercise environmental​l stewardship and to economically manage the use of buildings, land and natural resources.  It is the intent of the district to create a set of operating principles and guidelines in the execution of its responsibilities to facilities’ design and operation; campus management and teaching and learning, thereby minimizing negative environmental impacts of activities under its control and oversight.”​​

Sustainability Committee Members

District Office Members

Moreno Valley College Members

Norco College Members

Riverside City College Members

district climate presentation

sustainability planning resources

RCCD Sustainability & Environmental Responsibility Planning – 12/01/2020 BOT Presentation

​Sustainability/Climate Action Planning

Sustainability Engagement Chart  



California Community Colleges

clean mobility optionsClean Mobility Option (CMO) Initiative

The Clean Mobility Options (CMO) is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide initiative that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, strengthen the economy, improve public health, and improve the environment. CMO aims to improve access to clean mobility options in underserved communities that are safe, reliable, convenient, and affordable to increase mobility equity, improve local air quality, increase zero-emission vehicle adoption, reduce vehicle miles traveled, and advance workforce development in clean transportation.

The CMO Voucher Pilot Program provides funding for zero-emission car sharing, carpooling/vanpooling, bike sharing/scooter sharing, innovative transit services, and ride-on-demand services in California's historically underserved communities.

The District, in collaboration with EViaShare Solutions, LLC, submitted a Community Transportation Needs Assessment (CTNA) application to CMO to access grant funding to conduct a needs assessment of car sharing opportunities at the District's three colleges. On July 30, 2020, the District received notice from CMO that its CTNA application had been approved for funding in the amount of $49,530.

In May 2021, the District conducted two (2) virtual workshops and launched a CTNA Survey for all students, faculty and staff at District.​

pilot program

RCCD-CMO Pilot Program Presentation

Solar Planning Initiative

In alignment with Board Policy ​5775 - Sustainability/Environmental Responsibility, the District is looking to invest its resources for on‐ca​mpus renewable energy sources, specifically, Solar Photovoltaic (PV) System, and develop a districtwide solar plan at all its sites to achieve its economic sustainability, social sustainability, and environmental sustainability goals. This initiative will go in three different phases:​

solar planning initiative

Sol​ar Planning Initi​ative Approach & Selection Process

Feasibility and Planning Phase

Development Phase

Execution Phase​​

LEED​ Certified Buildings​​

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is the world’s largest rating system for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings. LEED project certification addresses the following elements: integrative process, location and transportation, sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality, innovation and regional priority. LEED certification projects are done through LEED Online which is administered by USGBC.

The following Measure C Bond Measure Construction Projects received LEED Certifications:  ​

MVC SAS Building

Student Academic Services

Moreno Valley College
LEED Silver Certification
Occupi​ed: 2013
Architect: DLR Group

Norco Operations Center Building Operations Center

Norco College
LEED Silver Certification
Occupied: 2013
Architect: Hill Partnership

RCC School of Nursing BuildingSchool of Nursing & Math and Science Complex

Riverside City College
LEED Certification
Occupied: 2012
Architect: GKK Works​

Coil School of the Arts BuildingHenry W. Coil and Alice Edna Coil of the Arts

Riverside City College
LEED Silver Certification
Occupied: 2016
Architect: LPA, Inc.​

Kane building at RCCDr. Charles A. Kane Student Services & Administration Building

Riverside City College
LEED Silver Certification
Occupied: 2016
Architect: HMC Architects

Culinary Arts and District Offices BuildingCulinary Arts Academy/District Offices

Riverside City College
LEED Silver Certification
Occupied: 2016
Architects: LPA, Inc.

    ​​Prop 39 Plans

    Proposition 39, The California Clean Energy Jobs Act, passed by the voters in 2012, provides funding for energy project implementation in the CCC system for qualifying projects. RCCD leveraged $4,484,854 from the State plus additional $228,0943 local fund for energy efficacies projects at Moreno Valley College, Norco College and Riverside City College, which have reduced the energy for districtwide facilities by 2,408,756 kW/h annually.​