Santa Barbara City College

Santa Barbara, California

20131023_103309 Apple09 20131023_095138

Project Type

Higher Education

Project Size


Project Summary

As a 74-acre campus located over the beach, Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) pursued the development of a District-wide Sustainability Plan, which applies to the main Santa Barbara City College campus and satellite campuses. The development process actively solicited involvement from the Campus community, including staff, students, and faculty.  Through the facilitation of Campus workshops and discussion forums, a clear vision for a tangible guide for improved resource efficiency evolved.  The Plan encompasses short- and long-term goals for improved efficiency in areas of food, transportation, energy, water, grounds, and academics, and has identified performance goals and benchmarks for ensuring continued success and improvement.

Project Highlights

  • Identification of District-wide goals and sustainability initiatives
  • Cross-pollination of departments, student groups, and academic groups
  • Identification of recognized benchmarks for use District-wide
  • Active implementation of a District Transportation Demand Management Plan

Our Work

  • Stakeholder engagement and training/education
  • Identification of short- and long-term goals
  • Identification of key sustainable strategies and performance benchmarks
  • Facilitation of District-wide forums, outreach, and education
  • Facilitation of Transportation Demand Management Plan Implementation