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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
Hussain Agah - Associate Vice Chancellor
Mehran Mohtasham - Director of Capital Planning
Bart Doering - Facilities Development Director
Marisa Yeager - Director, Government Relations​
Myra Nava  - Classified Representative

Moreno Valley College
Fabian Biancardi – Professor, Academic Senate
Ke​mari Wofford – Student Representative, College Students Association
Majd Askar - Interim Vice President, Business Services
Ron Kirkpatrick - Director, Facilities M&O
Laurie Crouse​ – Classified Representative

Norco College
Maxwell Murphey - Associate Faculty, Academic Senate
Isaac Nunez - Student Representative, College Students Association
Michael Collins - Vice President, Business Services, Business Services Office
Steven Marshall - Director, Facilities M&O
Jeff Buch​ - Classified Representative

Riverside City College
Garth Schultz – Associate Professor, Faculty Association
To​nya Huff – Assistant Professor, Academic Senate
Jordyn Vill​anueva - Student Representative, College Students Association
Albert Jaramillo – Student Representative, College Students Association (Alternate)
Chip West - Vice President, Business Services, Business Services Office
Robert Beebe - Interim Director, Facilities M&O
Peter Lo​mas - Classified Representative​​

RCCD Sustainability & Environmental Responsibility Planning – 20201201 BOT Presentation

Sustainability/Climate Action Planning

Sustainability Engagement Chart  


2021

2022

  • Integrated Energy
    • MVC  
    • NC   
    • RCC  ​
  • Benchmarking
    • MVC  
    • NC  
    • RCC 
  • Action Plan & Implementation
    • MVC  
    • NC  
    • RCC 
  • Draft Plan
    • MVC  
    • NC  
    • RCC 
  • Final Plan
    • MVC  
    • NC  ​
    • RCC ​


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.​

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:​

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.​