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Drought-resistant plants were planted around the SRC athletics field where students can be seen playing soccer on the turf utilizing artificial grass to preserve water in Northridge, Calif.

Campus taking steps to address California drought

Devan Patel January 27, 2014

As the drought and record-low rainfall have weakened California’s water supply, CSUN remains committed to sustainability as it has enacted a number of measures to reduce water consumption on campus. The...

Heating systems shut down in several buildings due to main pipe leaks

Champaign Williams December 9, 2013

Leaks in the main campus heating hot water pipes have resulted in the shut-down of heating systems within multiple buildings, according to campus Physical Plant Management (PPM). The main heating hot...

CSUN conserves water during drought season

Shaleeka Powell April 25, 2013

The San Fernando Valley  has been in a substantial drought period for several years and the Physical Plant Management (PPM) team has continued to search for ways to conserve water and energy on campus...

The CSUN subtropical rain forest project was the first of its kind at a university in the United States. According to Physical Plant Management, the site is projected to save the campus $14.5 mil dollars over 25 years. Photo Credit: Irene Moore / Daily Sundial

Tropical oasis at CSUN example of sustainable green energy

Irene Moore September 18, 2011

It was only a lunch break.  Eating on the future grounds of CSUN’s rain forest may have seemed uneventful to the workers that built the 13,000 square foot tropical oasis.  Little did they know...

More than 2,800 165-watt solar panels cover this faculty lot on the southwest side of campus to help contribute to more than $140,000 annually in energy costs and give shade to parked cars. Photo Credit: Andres Aguila / Daily Sundial

CSUN not leading CSU energy efficiency, still committing to green

Braulio Campos September 6, 2011

Despite recently losing its No.1 spot for energy efficiency to CSU San Bernardino, CSUN still has big plans for its efforts to stay green, according to school officials. “Sustainability is a large...

Water leak shuts down heating system on campus

Jackie Holmes October 26, 2010

A water main leak  affecting the entire campus heating system was discovered Tuesday. Lynn Wiegers, executive director for physical plant management (PPM), said there will not be any heat in the...

Students involved in food fight incident may be fined

Antoine Abou-Diwan October 19, 2010

CORRECTION: Members of the Sigma Chi fraternity were not involved in the food fight. The fraternity was identified in a statement by the Department of Police Services, which was later found to be incorrect....

Valley Performing Arts Center holds test performance for faculty, hard hats

Angela Melero October 17, 2010

The Valley Performing Arts Center (VPAC) held its first concert Friday night, seizing the opportunity to showcase the advanced performance components that have had the community eagerly...

CSUN students move chairs from classrooms due to over-enrollment

Angela Melero September 14, 2010

Students are being turned away from classes because of the lack of chairs available in the classrooms. Leslie Gillman, academic facilities coordinator, said classroom chairs rarely stay put, even...

CSUN’s Physical Plant Managment executive director to retire in fall

Morgan Marx July 6, 2010

This fall, Thomas Brown will step down as executive director for Physical Plant Management after 15 years in the position and about 30 as a member of the CSUN community. “I love this place, it’s...

Solar panels power CSUN, more to come

Juana Esquivel April 28, 2010

A dual access tracking solar system is the latest generation of solar energy panels in the CSUN campus. The third generation of solar panels is in the construction process in parking lot E6, said...

Water conservation top-priority for CSUN

Kimberly Krieger April 26, 2010

Los Angeles has a growing population but a shrinking water supply. This is where Bill Sullivan, energy manager for physical plant management (PPM) at CSUN comes in. “Water conservation is a more...

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